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Rugao is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°14′46″N120°35′28″E / 32.246°N 120.591°E / 32.246; 120.591Coordinates: 32°14′46″N120°35′28″E / 32.246°N 120.591°E / 32.246; 120.591[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Nantong
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Rugao (Chinese: 如皋; pinyin: Rúgāo) is a county-level city under the administration of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, located in the Yangtze River Delta on the northern (left) bank of the river.

History [ edit ]

In 411, the western part of then Hailing (Taizhou) was separated from the county to create Rugao county, which named after a coastal village. During Sui dynasty, the county was merged into Ninghai county. Restored in 952, the county was transferred to then Tongzhou in 1724.[2] Around the 1930s, Rugao was the most populous county in then Jiangsu province.[3] Two county governments of the New Fourth Army were established in the then county: Ruxi (literally Western Rugao) and Rugao (1940–5, was renamed as Rudong by the CPC in November 1945 ), while the Tongzhou-Yangzhou Canal marked the boundary between the two regions, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Ruxi succeed to the designation Rugao in 1945, the reshuffling of territory came true only in January 1949, when the CPC totally controlled the area. On 1 June, 1990, with approval of the State Council, Rugao was turned into a county-level city, which went into effect in 1991.[2]

Administrative divisions [ edit ]

Rucheng Subdistrict

Tourism [ edit ]

Notable people [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Rugao" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ a b 中国历史地名大辞典 [The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese Historical Toponyms]. p. 1154. ISBN 978-7-500-44929-4.
  3. ^ 江苏省志・人口志 [Jiangsu Provical Gazetteer, Volume on Demography]. Fangzhi Publishing House. pp. 90–8. ISBN 978-7-801-22526-9.

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