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Lying in the northmost of Henan Province, Anyang connects three provinces namely Shanxi, Hebei and Henan with the Taihang Mountain Range in its west, the Zhanghe River in its north and the North China Plain in the southeast. Anyang is a famous cultural city with a history of more than 7,000 years.
125 kilometers away from Shijiazhuang City in the south, 141 kilometers away from Beijing in the north and 155 kilometers from Tianjin in the east, Baoding City lies in the central part of Hebei Province. It has under its jurisdiction 3 districts, 4 county-level cities, and 18 counties.
Bordering Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and Henan provinces, Bozhou lies in the northwest of Anhui Province and the center of the Huanghuai Plain. It has under its jurisdiction three counties, namely Woyang, Mengcheng and Lixin, and one district, Qiaocheng.
As the capital of Hunan Province, Changsha is the center of the province in terms of politics, economy, culture, education, transportation, communication, finance, business and information.
Lying in the Yangtze Delta, which is the most economically developed area of China, Changshu enjoys the advantage of being adjacent to Shanghai, the economic center of China, and other big cities such as Suzhou, Wuxi and Nantong.
Changting, also known as Tingzhou, is situated in the west of Fujian Province, and is a stronghold on the border of Fujian and Jiangxi provinces, and a famous old revolutionary base. The whole county has 11 towns and 8 villages, with a total population of 480,000 and a total area of 3,099 square kilometers, and is the fifth largest county in Fujian Province.
Chengde was called Rehe in the past. It lies in the northeast of Hebei Province. Chengde borders Beijing and Tianjin on its south, Liaoning Province and Inner Mongolia in the north. The average temperature in the urban area is 8.8℃. It is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter.
Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, lies in the hinterland of the Chengdu Plain, in central Sichuan. Covering a total land area of 12,400 square kilometers, Chengdu has a jurisdiction of over 7 districts, 4 cities and 8 counties.
With a history of over 3,000 years, Chongqing is a famous city for its splendid culture and honorable revolutionary tradition. The Jialing River, which was once called the Yushui River, won Chongqing the short name of Yu. Thanks to its geographic location and abundant natural resources, Chongqing has been the center of politics, economy and military in the Bayu region since the ancient times.
Daixian County, also known as Daizhou, is located in the north of Shanxi Province and northeast of the Qizhou area, and 158 km to the south of Taiyuan City.
Lying at the foot of Cangshan Mountains, Dali is the capital of the Bai Autonomous Prefecture. Dali is a pivot of the south Yunna Province with the Yunnan-Burma Highway and the Yunnan-Tibet Highway crossing it. Dali was proclaimed as one of the first batch of 24 cultural and historical cities by the State Council. Dali is one of the 44 places of interest at the national level, the national open city and the excellent tourist city of China.
Datong, situated in the far north of Shanxi Province , covers a total area of 14,112.56 square kilometers, with an average elevation of 700 to 1,400 meters. The city has a population of 2.848 million, about 60% of which is in rural areas. Datong has ethnic minority groups like Mongolian, Manchu, Tibetan, Hui, Miao, Korean, etc., and the Han people make up 99.6%.
Dujiangyan City is one of the places inhabited by ancestors of the Shu State in ancient China. Located in the central part of Sichuan Province, Dujiangyan is not only a cultural city with a long history, but also a famous place of interest. The Dujiangyan Irrigation System on the northwest of the city is renowned far and wide.
Called Shazhou in ancient times, Dunhuang is one of China's famous historical and cultural cities. Dunhuang lies at the western end of the Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in Northwest China.
Located in the alluvial plain of the lower reaches of the Minjiang River in the southeast coastal area and facing the sea to the east, Fuzhou is an ancient city along the southeast coast and an old foreign trade port of China. It was once called as the Metropolis in Southeast China and the City of Treasure and Fortune.
Foshan, called Chan for short, is located in the hinterland of the Pearl River Delta, and in the central part by south of Guangdong Province.
Ganzhou, situated on the upper reaches of the Ganjiang River and in the south of Jiangxi Province, is also called Gannan. It borders Sanming City and Longyan City of Fujian Province to the east, neighbors Meizhou City, Heyuan City and Shaoguan City of Guangdong Province to the south, and adjoins Chenzhou City of Hunan Province to the west.
Capitail of the Guangdong Province, Guangzhou is the center of the province in terms of politics, economy, science, education and culture.
Guilin is one of China's most famous places of historic interest and scenic beauty. Its scenery enjoys the highest fame under the Heaven. Lying in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and within the subtropical region, it enjoys a mild temperature with a yearly average temperature of 19℃. The city area of Guilin is 50 square kilometers and the population is about 500,000.
Nestled in chains of mountains, Gyantse Town is situated in the south of the Tibet Autonomous Region. At 4,040 meters above sea level, it covers a small area of 4.5 square meters and has a population of about 10,000. It was proclaimed as a historical and cultural city by the State Council.
Some 230 kilometers away from Xi'an City, Hancheng City lies in the eastern part of Shaanxi Province and borders the Weinan area to the northeast, Heyang to the south, faces the Yellow River to the east, and adjoins to Huanglong and Yichuan counties to the northwest.
As the capital of the Zhao State in ancient China, Handan has been nourished by the special culture. The rich sites of human culture inherits and continues the historical connotation of thousands of years here and the charm of Handan just lies in its ever-flowing cultural river.
Capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is a well-known tourist city at home and abroad. It lies on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and is the southern end of the l794-kllometer-long Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal). With an area of 16,596 square kilometers, it embraces six urban districts and seven suburban counties.
Hanzhou City, the pearl on the upper reaches of the Hanshui River, is located on the southwest of Shaanxi Province.
Harbin, the capital city of Heilongjiang Province, is located in the central part of the Songneng Plain, on the west bank of the Songhuajiang River.
"Under the sky is the vast prairie, where the cows and the goats appear amid the tall grass when wind blows across." This is the true picture of the Inner Mongolian Prairie, and Hohhot City is just a jade studded on this great land.
Some 188 kilometers north of the capital city of Jiangsu Province -- Nanjing and 135 kilometers northeast of Lianyungang, Huai'an City lies in the hinterland of north Jiangsu. With Yancheng City to its south, Anhui Province to its west and its southwest, Lianyungang City, Xuzhou City and the newly established Suqian City to its north, Huai'an is reputed as the No.1 City of Southeast China.
Ji'an City, located in the southeast of Jilin Province, lies opposite to the DPRK with the Yalu River running in between, borders Liaoning Province to the southwest, and neighbors Tonghua City and Baishan City of Jilin Province to the north.
In the seat of today's Jiangling County, which was called Jingzhou in ancient times, now stand government offices of Jingzhou City and Jingzhou District. Jiangling County is situated down the Yangtze River bank in south Hubei Province.
Jianshui, located in the northwest of the Red River Hani Yi Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, was the center of culture, religion, politics, economy, military and education in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.
Jilin City, once the capital city of Jilin Province, is the second largest city in the province and the only city that has the same name as a province in China. As one of the A-class open city and one of the 30 super large cities in China, Jilin City is a historical and cultural city approved by the State Council.
Jinan, the capital city of Shandong Province on China's east coast, is the province's political, economic and cultural center with Taishan Mountain to the south and the Yellow River to the north.
Jingdezhen, formerly known as the "Porcelain Capital " of China, is one of China's most famous cultural and historic cities. It is situated in the northeast part of Jiangxi Province of East China.
Junxian, located in the north of Henan Province, connects Anyang, the capital of seven dynasties, to the north, neighbors the oil city Puyang to the east, borders the digital city Xinxiang to the south, and leans on to the coal city Hebi to the west. It is 165 kilometers from Zhengzhou City, the provincial capital of Hennan.
Located on the alluvial plains on the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River, Kaifeng, a key tourism city along the banks of the river, is under the direct jurisdiction of the Henan provincial government.
Kashgar, known as "the Pearl of the Silk Road", is a state-level historical and cultural city. Bordering the Taklamakan Desert to the east, Karakoram Mountain to the south, the Pamir to the west, Kashgar neighbors with Tadzhikistan, Kirghizstan, Pakistan, Afghanistan and India.
Covering an area of 15,561square kilometers, Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province, is the center of politics, economy, culture, transportation and communication in the province. Endowed with many historical relics, Kunming is an international tourist city in the Southeast Asia as well as the South Asia.
Langzhong is located in the middle reaches of the Jialing River, north of Sichuan Province. The county lies in the west bank of the Jialing River with mountains in four sides and rivers in three sides. For 2,000 years, it is the throat of the south of the Shudao (the road of Sichuan).
Leizhou City, located in the central part of the Leizhou Peninsula at the southernmost end of Chinese mainland, faces the Leizhou Bay to the east, neighbors the Beibu Gulf to the west, borders Zhanjiang City and Suixi County to the north, and neighbors Xuwen County to the south.
Leshan, called Jiazhou in ancient times, lies at the confluence of three rivers -- the Dadu, the Qingyi and the Minjiang. As one of the most culturally developed areas in Sichuan, Leshan is now a national level historical and cultural city.
Lhasa, with a history of 1,300 years, is the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region. Located at the north of the Lhasa River, which is a branch of the zigzag Yarlung Zangbo River, Lhasa is 3,650 meters above sea level.
Located on the West Shandong Plain and the bank of the ancient canal, Liaocheng is a city of military importance with a long history. The location and geography of the ancient Liaocheng city moat is shaped like a phoenix, so the city is also called the Phoenix City.
Located in the northwest of Yunnan Province and the middle reaches of the Jinsha River, Lijiang got its name because of the beautiful Jinsha River. On the junction of the Tibetan Plateau and the Yungui Plateau, Lijiang has under its jurisdiction the Naxi Autonomous Prefecture, Yongsheng County, Huaping County and the Ninglang Yi Autonomous Prefecture.
Linhai City, under the jurisdiction of Taizhou, is situated in the central part of Zhejiang Province, bordering Ningbo City to the north, Jinhua City to the west, Wenzhou City to the south and facing the China East Sea to the east. The city has a land area of 2,203 square kilometers and a sea area of 1,819 square kilometers.
Liuzhou, also known as the Dragon City or the Pot City, is one of Chinese historical and cultural cities and also an important industrial city in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Located in the central plain of China, Luoyang City is the pivot of the Chinese economic strategy that connects the East and the West. As the gateway for entering China's Mid-West, it faces the Yellow River in the north and backs against onto Luoshui River in the south.
Luzhou, called Jiangyang in ancient times, is situated in the south of Sichuan Province, and its downtown is located where the Tuojiang River and the Yangtze River meet. Jiangyang has a history of more than 2,130 years since it was established as a prefecture in 135BC.
Meizhou City is located in the northeast of Guangdong Province, adjoins to Wuping, Shanghang, Yongding and Pinghe counties in Fujian Province to the northeast, connects with Xunwu County in Jiangxi Province to the northwest,
Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, lies in the lower reaches of the Hanjiang River and the Fuhe River, and faces the Boyang Lake. There are lots of of mountains, hills and plains within its border. Nanchang is a time-honored city with revolutionary traditions in southern China.
Nanjing, an ancient metropolis of six different dynasties, is a city of mountains, waters and green trees. Called Ning for short and Jinling in ancient times, Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, situated in the western part.
Lying in the southwest of Henan Province, Nanyang is a famous historical and cultural city. Ever since the primitive time, the Nanshao Ape-man started to inhabit here. Nanyang was the iron smelting and founding center of the nation in the Warring States Period (475-221BC), and one of the six capitals of China in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD).
Called Xin'an in ancient times, Quzhou is located in the west of Zhejiang Province in the upper reaches of the Qiantangjiang River. It is a 1,800-year-old city of military importance south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The city established in the Tang dynasty (618-907) has long been known as the thoroughfare to the four provinces, namely Fujian, Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang.
Qufu, the Oriental Holy City, is a famous city best known as the hometown of Confucius (551-479BC), a famous philosopher, educator, and the creator of Confucianism in ancient China. The city is also the birthplace of another great thinker and educator Mencius (372-289BC). Therefore, Qufu is listed as one of China's first group of historical cultural cities.
Situated on the coast of the East China Sea and with Taiwan in view from across the Straits, Quanzhou is the hometown of many overseas Chinese and Taiwan compatriots. Covering a land area of 11,015 square kilometers, it has under its jurisdiction Licheng County, Fengze County, Luojiang County, Jinjiang County, Shishi County, Nan'an County, Hui'An County, Anxi County, Yongchun County, Dehua County, Jinmen County (to be unified) and Xiaocuo Zone.
Qixian is located in the central part of the Jinzhong Basin, on the east bank of the Fenhe River, and at the northern piedmont of Taiyue Mountain. The county seat of Qixian is 57 kilometers from Taiyuan City.
Qiongshan City is located in the north of the Hainan Island, neighbors Wenchang City to the east, borders Ding'an County to the south, connects with Chengmai County to the west and faces the Qiongzhou Channel to the north. Fucheng Town, the seat of the city government, is a national level historical and cultural city, and enjoys the reputation of the Paradise in Qiongshan.
Qingdao City is located at the southwestern tip of the Shandong Peninsular, and borders the Yellow Sea on the east and south. Under its jurisdiction there are seven districts and five county-level cities. Qingdao is a beautiful coastal city and is reputed as the Bright Pearl in the Huanghai River, and the Oriental Switzerland.
Some 100 kilometers away from Taiyuan, Pingyao is situated in the middle of Shanxi Province. The State Council proclaimed Pingyao as a historical and cultural city in 1986. Now, there are altogether 3 key cultural relics sites under state level protection, three under provincial level protection and 90 under county level protection.
Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline and the southeast flank of the Yangtze River Delta, is a beautiful port city with rich cultural heritage and abundant resources. It is the birthplace of the Hemudu Culture dating back to 7,000 years. Since the Tang and Song dynasties (618-1279), Ningbo has always been an important foreign trading port in China.
Called Hu for short, Shanghai is one of the most important industrial areas and foreign trading port. It is located at the 31°14' of the north latitude and the 121°29' of the east longitude, under the direct jurisdiction of the central government.

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