Sinyu; Sinyü; Hsinyü
Yuzhou Bridge (渝州大桥)
Yuzhou Bridge (渝州大桥)
赣西明珠、钢铁之都 (Pearl of Ganxi [W. Jiangxi], Iron Capital)
Location of Xinyu City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Xinyu City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Xinyu is located in China
Location of the city centre in China
Coordinates (Xinyu government): 27°49′08″N114°55′01″E / 27.819°N 114.917°E / 27.819; 114.917Coordinates: 27°49′08″N114°55′01″E / 27.819°N 114.917°E / 27.819; 114.917
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
County-level divisions 5
Established 267
 • CPC Xinyu Secretary Jiang Bin (蒋斌)
 • Mayor Dong Xiaojian (董晓健)
 • Prefecture-level city 3,177.68 km2 (1,226.91 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,785.92 km2 (689.55 sq mi)
 • Prefecture-level city 1,138,873
 • Density 360/km2 (930/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s) 0790
ISO 3166 code CN-JX-05
GDP 2011[2]
 - Total CNY 77.921 billion (US$11.42 billion)
 - Per capita CNY 68,419 (US$10,593)
 - Growth Increase 13.3%
City flower Chinese rose
City tree camphor laurel
Dialect Gan: Xinyu hua (新余话)
License plate prefix 赣K

Xinyu (Chinese: 新余; pinyin: Xīnyú, formerly Chinese: 新喻; pinyin: Xīnyú),[3] is a prefecture-level city in west-central Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China.

History [ edit ]

Xinyu has a history of more than 1,700 years. It became a county in 267 during the Three Kingdoms period. In Jin Dynasty, it became a major city in Southern China with a population of over 50,000. In Tang Dynasty, it was part of Yuanzhou(known as Yichun today). In 742, the city's name 'Xinyú (wikt:渝)' was mistaken for 'Xinyù ()'. The government of PRC simplified the city's name as 'Xinyú ()' in 1957. [citation needed]

Geography [ edit ]

Xinyu has an area of 3,178 km2 (1,227 sq mi). It has a four-season, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate. It can be very hot and rainy in summer. The city is located 135 km (84 mi) southwest of Nanchang, the provincial capital - about two and half hours away by car via highway. The city's main industry is the XinYu steel plant, which dominates the area.

Administration [ edit ]

Xinyu has direct jurisdiction over 1 urban district, scenic district, 1 development zone, 1 county, 17 towns, 15 townships, 2 sub-districts, 446 villages, and 51 communities.

Urban District:


Scenic District:

Development Zone:


Tourism [ edit ]

Xinyu is known for the scenery and cultural sites of Fairy Lake (also known as Xiannü Lake) (仙女湖).[citation needed] The legend of Dong Yong (董永) and the Seventh Fairy (七仙女) has been passed down until now. Their love story took place at today's Fairy Lake Region.[4]

Colleges and universities [ edit ]

International relations [ edit ]

Friendship cities [ edit ]

Climate [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ 新余市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 (in Chinese). Xinyu Government. November 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2012.
  2. ^ 2011年江西省各设区市主要经济指标 (in Chinese). Statistic Bureau of Jiangxi. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-06.
  3. ^ 现代汉语规范词典(第3版) [A Standard Dictionary of Current Chinese (Third Edition).]. Beijing: 外语教学与研究出版社 [Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press]. May 2014. p. 1607. ISBN 978-7-513-54562-4. 喻 yú {...}地名“新喻”(在江西)现在改为“新余”。
  4. ^ "Fairy Lake in Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province". Statistic Bureau of Jiangxi. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  5. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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