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Yancheng

Yancheng
Administration
Full nameYancheng
Official name盐城市
Native name盐城
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceJiangsu
Government
TypePrefecture-level city
CPCYancheng SecretaryZhao Peng (赵鹏)
MayorLi Qiang (李强)
Geography
Total Area6531.4 sq mi (16920.83 km2)
Urban Area663.9 sq mi (1720 km2)
Demography
Total Population7260240 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)3630000
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code224000
(Urban center)
224100-224700
(Other areas)
Area code515
GDP¥191.7 billion (2009)
GDP per capita¥25,553 (2009)
Major NationalitiesHan
County-level divisions9
Township-level divisions144
License Plate Prefix苏J

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Yancheng ( ) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. The city with the largest jurisdiction area in Jiangsu, Yancheng borders Lianyungang to the north, Huai'an to the west, Yangzhou and Taizhou to the southwest, Nantong to the south, and looks out to the Yellow Sea to the east.

Yancheng, literally "Salt City", is named after the many sea salt harvest fields around the city. According to historical records, collection and production of sea salt in the region began as early as 119 BC during the Western Han Dynasty, when the settlement on the current location of Yancheng was named Yandu County (盐都县). According to the 2010 Census, Yancheng has a registered population of 8,203,728 — with 7,260,240 permanent residents.


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