Chinese City Fact: Nantong

Nantong is a city in Eastern China of nearly 2 million inhabitants. Due to the constantly shifting sands around the estuary of the Yangtze River, the current location of Nantong is not the same as the earlier settlements in the region.

'nantong/old building01' photo (c) 2010, Robin Chen - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

Due to it’s deep harbour, Nantong is one of 14 ports in China open to Foreign Investment in recent years. It remains an important trading hub, particularly within the textile industry. Nantong is also still a strong agricultural area in China with many improvements being made in this area. For those of you interested in slightly more random facts, Nantong holds the title of being the first city in China to open a folk museum!

For more information on Nantong, please visit: http://nantong.jiangsu.net/

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