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Jiangxi Province



Location: Jiangxi Province lies on the southern bank of the Yangtze River's lower and middle sections.

Area: 166,900 sq km

Climate: Jiangxi has a sub-tropical climate, warm and humid. It has a mean annual temperature of 16бугн20буC, increasing from north to south, and a mean annual precipitation of 1,300-200 mm. Nanchang is one of the hottest cities in China.

provincial capital: Nanchang

Population: 41.40 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic groups: Besides the Han nationality, accounts for 99% of the total.there are hui,she,bai,yi,li,etc totally 38 different ethnic groups.

Agriculture: With a developed farming sector, Jiangxi is one of the country's major grain producers. Rice, its major crop, accounts for 80 percent of the total acreage sown to grain crops. Its cash crops include rapeseed, sugar-canes, cotton, tea, and fruit. The tiny seedless tangerines of Nanfeng are well known both on the domestic and international markets. There are dense forests and bamboo groves in the mountains on the borders. The Poyang lake is a huge natural fish pond.

Industry: Jiangxi is rich in mineral resources. The tungsten of southern Jiangxi is known throughout the world. The northeast and northwest have large copper deposits, the best-known copper mine being Dexing. Jiangxi is one of the southern provinces with large coal deposits. Its other minerals include iron, lead, zinc, molybdenum, niobium, rock salt, and pottery clay. The porcelains of Jingdezhen, a city with a long porcelain-making history, are much sought after on the world market.



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