Rudong County



Rudong is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°24′25″N121°04′30″E / 32.407°N 121.075°E / 32.407; 121.075Coordinates: 32°24′25″N121°04′30″E / 32.407°N 121.075°E / 32.407; 121.075[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Nantong
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Rudong County (simplified Chinese: 如东县; traditional Chinese: 如東縣; pinyin: Rúdōng Xiàn) is under the administration of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, and lies on the Yellow Sea coast. It administers 14 towns and five districts.[2] The 14 towns are Juegang, Matang, Fengli, Caobu, Chahe, Shuangdian, Xindian, Hekou, Yuanzhuang, Changsha, Ju, Yangkou, Bencha and Dayu. The county seat is Juegang .

Etymology [ edit ]

The county took its name because it is located to the east of Rugao County and was once part of it. The ancient name of it was Fuhaizhou, which meant a small sand island in the ocean.[3][citation needed]

Demographics and languages [ edit ]

The county has many extraneous people from the south of the Yangtse River (Changjiang River), so there are two main dialects: Rudonghua which is a branch of Jianghuai Mandarin and Shadihua (Wu: Sodiwo [so di ɯo]), which is a branch of the Wu language.[4][citation needed]

Economy [ edit ]

Rudong is located on the bank of the Yellow Sea. As a result, there is a sizable fishing industry and the county was named "the place of seafood in China" by the Chinese Cooking Association in 2007.[5] Rudong also contains a harbor for commercial cargo. Yankou Harbor was launched in May 2011 and includes a facility for unloading liquified natural gas.[6] In addition, there is a wind farm near Rudong's sea bank. The farm contained 217 turbines as of 2009, making it the largest in the country in its grade.[7]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Google (2 July 2014). "Rudong" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "中国如东". 如东县政府信息中心. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
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  5. ^ "瞭望中国:如东海鲜特色". 26 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  6. ^ "如东洋口港正式开港作业,南通网-中国南通主流新闻资讯门户". Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  7. ^ "江苏如东风力发电突破10亿千瓦时_财经_凤凰网". Retrieved 25 September 2011.

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