Yingtan (simplified Chinese: 鹰潭; traditional Chinese: 鷹潭; pinyin: Yīngtán; lit.: 'Eagle Pond') is a prefecture-level city in the east of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Fujian to the southeast. Its location near the trisection of Jiangxi, Fujian, and Zhejiang has made it a strategically important city for centuries. Today, it continues to be a major rail transport hub. It is best known as the Capital of Copper, and here placed Jiangxi Copper and its smelting factory.
Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
|Coordinates (Yingtan municipal government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Yuehu District|
|• Mayor||Yu Xiuming|
|• Total||3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi)|
|• Density||320/km2 (820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-JX-06|
Near the city of Yingtan is the resort area Mount Longhu which purports to be the birthplace of Taoism and hence has great symbolic value to Taoists. The region has many interesting temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages.
Yingtan oversees two districts and a county-level city:
- Longhu Mountain Scenic Area (龙虎山风景旅游区)
Notes and referencesEdit
- (in Chinese) Official Yingtan city website
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