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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.

With a history of more than 2,200 years, Nanchang has always been the capital city of ancient provinces. The Nanchang Uprising on October 1, 1927 won itself the fame of the Heroes' City. A combination of the historical sites and beautiful scenic spots highlights the city's unique characteristics.

Some 16.8% of the city is covered with a forest of 413 tree species, mainly including pine, fir, laurel, gingko, and 480 species of wild animals, among which 20 bird species are under the state protection and 12 are ranked as rare kinds. It also has a number of lakes. Centered on the Boyang Lake, there are hundreds of lakes around, such as the Junshan Lake, the Jinxi Lake, the Qinggang Lake and the Yaohu Lake. In the northeast are the Aixi Lake, the Qingshan Lake and the Xianshi Lake, and four other scenic ones in the north, south, east and west.

With a subtropical monsoon climate, Nanchang has plenty of rain and sunshine. In terms of four seasons, summer and winter are long while spring and autumn are short. It is dry in autumn and winter and rainy in spring and summer; the average temperature is 17.5 oC in spring, 28.2 oC in summer, 20.9 oC in autumn and 6.3 oC in winter. Obviously, the best time to visit Nanchang is spring or summer.

In 1986, it was proclaimed by the State Council as a national historical and cultural city.

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