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Jiangmen City

Located in the west of the Pearl River Delta, facing South China Sea and adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao, Jiangmen borders Foshan northward, and Yangjiang southward. Covering an area of 9,541 square kilometers with 420 kilometers鈥 coastline, Jiangmen administers three districts and four county-level cities, namely Taishan, Kaiping, Heshan and Enping, with a total of 4.1 million residents. It is historically known as 鈥淲uyi鈥 (five counties).


Jiangmen used to be a stopover of China鈥檚 ancient Maritime Silk Road. Jiangmen is also where the Sea Battle between the Song (960-1297) and Yuan Dynastry (1271-1368) occurred, which officially signified the ending of the Song Dynasty. Jiangmen Customs, one of the eight main customs in Guangdong, was founded in its Beijie Street in 1904. Jiangmen was proclaimed as a provincially administered municipality in 1951. Later on Jiangmen passed to the jurisdiction of Yuezhong Prefecture, Zhaoqing Prefecture and Foshan Prefecture respectively. The prefecture-level Jiangmen Municipality, a regional central municipality, was officially established in 1983, featuring a new mechanism with municipality administrating counties.


Jiangmen鈥檚 overall economic capacity has been remarkably expanded as a result of rapid economic development in recent years. Jiangmen was awarded as 鈥淐hina鈥檚 Top 100 City Regarding Economic Capacity鈥 in 2003 and 2004 respectively. Newly developed industries, such as electronic information, auto part and fine chemical, are experiencing rapid growth while port-related industries, such as power generation, papermaking, iron & steel and building material, are in place. Jiangmen boasts 12 products as China Top Brand, 13 as National Inspection-Free Product, and 3 as China Famous Brand.


As one of the three main road transport centers in Guangodng, transport network in Jiangmen is highly developed. Boasting a total of 7 expressways including Foshan-Kaiping Expressway, Kaiping-Yangjiang Expressway, Jiangmen-Heshan Expressway, Xinhui-Taishan Expressway, Western Coastal Expressway, Jiangmen-Zhongshan Expressway and Jiangmen-Zhuhai Expressway, Jiangmen tops the province and ranks second nationwide regarding total expressway mileage among all prefecture-level municipalities. Jiangmen is only 1 hour鈥檚 drive away from Guangzhou with a distance of 100 kilometers. Its is also easily accessible by sea with only 2 or 1 hour鈥檚 drive away from Hong Kong and Macao.

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