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Full nameLianyungang
Official name连云港市
Native name连云港
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
MayorXiu Yiping (许一平)
Total Area2873.4 sq mi (7444 km2)
Urban Area339.7 sq mi (880 km2)
Total Population4822300 (2008)
Urban (pop.)715600
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code222000
(Urban center)
222100-222300, 222500
(Other areas)
Area code518
GDP¥94.1 billion (2009)
GDP per capita¥21,144 (2009)
Major NationalitiesHan
County-level divisions7
License Plate Prefix苏G

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Lianyungang ( ) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. It borders Yancheng to its southeast, Huai'an and Suqian to its south, Xuzhou to its southwest, and the province of Shandong to its north. Its name derives from Lian Island (formally Dongxilian Island) the largest island in Jiangsu Province which lies off its coastline, and Yuntai Mountain, the highest peak in Jiangsu Province, a few miles from its town center, and the fact that it is a port.

Lianyungang (as Yuntai Mountain) was known in the West as Haichow (Wade-Giles romanization). This was one of the four original ports opened up for foreign trade in the 1680s by the Qing Dynasty Government. The others were Ningbo, Xiamen and Guangzhou.

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