Taizhou is located in the central part of Jiangsu, bordering the Yangtze River in the south, Yancheng in the north, Nantong in the east and Yangzhou in the west. It covers a total area of 5,787 square kilometers and has a registered population of 5.01 million as of 2019.
The city administrates three county-level cities, namely Jingjiang, Taixing and Xinghua, three districts of Hailing, Gaogang and Jiangyan, and Taizhou Pharmaceutical High-tech Zone. In 2019, the city's GDP reached 540 billion yuan ($76.1 billion), a year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent.
Taizhou is a famous historical and cultural city with a 2,100-year-long history. For thousands of years, Taizhou has been in good weather and peace environment, and was dubbed an auspicious land. Plenty of celebrities were born here, such as Shi Nai'an, Zheng Banqiao and Mei Lanfang.
The city has several famous scenic spots such as Guangxiao Temple, Chongru Temple, Anding Academy, and the Sea-watching pavilion. In addition, Gingko Forests, Qinhu Wetland, Waterfront Forests and Tiande Lake Park are also attractive natural scenic spots.
Taizhou is located in the central part of Jiangsu, bordering the Yangtze River in the south, Yancheng in the north, Nantong in the east and Yangzhou in the west. [Photo/taizhou.gov.cn]
In 2019, the city's GDP reached 540 billion yuan ($76.1 billion), a year-on-year increase of 6.5 percent. Revenue from the general public budget grew 2.4 percent year-on-year t0 37.5 billion yuan. The growth for fixed asset investment and total retail sales of consumer goods were 6 and 6.5 percent respectively. Per capital disposable income for urban and rural residents also went up at 8.8 and 9 percent respectively.
The city has attached importance to develop high-tech enterprises as 428 such enterprises were introduced to and settled in Taizhou in 2019 and 2,516 high-end talents moved to work in the city. The output value of high-tech industries has accounted for 44.8 percent of the city's total.
A cultural celebration preserved by Taizhou residents [Photo/taizhou.gov.cn]
Culture & History
In ancient times, Taizhou was called Haiyang or Hailing. In the early period of the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220), Taizhou was established as a county; in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), it became a prefecture, and then in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), it was a state, whose name means "the country is prosperous and the people live in peace".
Taizhou has many famous food, such as sesame oil, sesame cake, wine preserved crab, dried pork slices, crab dumplings in soup, noodle, globe fish, and dried tofu.
Dried pork slices is a specialty of Taizhou. [Photo/taizhou.gov.cn]