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General Idea

Nanchang (“Hong” in short), the capital of Jiangxi Province, is also the cultural and economical center. With a history of over 2200-year, Nanchang is one of the world famous historical cities with numerous cultural relics. Besides, during the 1930s, it was one of the Red Base Areas of China, the very place to hoist the first army flag of New China. Nowadays, with the rapid economic development and social progress, it becomes the 3rd biggest economical city of northeastern China and, at the year 2006, it has been listed as one of the 10 Most Dynamic Cities.

Geography and Climate

 

Situated in the lower reaches of Ganjiang and Fuhe Rivers, Nanchang is in the southwest bank of the first largest freshwater Lake in China, Poyang Lake. The terrain is flat and there are many lakes scattered around its territory. Fluvial plain area occupies a larger part of the city.

Nanchang lies in the north part of Jiangxi Province, which has a sub-tropical monsoon climate. There are abundant sunshine and rainfall. The highest temperature in summer can reach 40C(104F) or above. Winter is quite cold and dry, with the lowest temperature at -10C (14F). Summer and winter is longer. In contrast, spring and autumn are cool and pleasant, the best times to travel to Nanchang although rainstorms may usually happen when the spring turns into summer. It has distinctive dry and rainy season. April to June gathers almost half of the Nanchang's total precipitation of a year. Relying on its advantaged location and weather, Nanchang is always a fertile land. October is a harvest period for counties around the Poyang Lake. Crabs are in the market and the crab festival will held in this month.


History

 Nanchang (“Hong” in short), the capital of Jiangxi Province, is also the cultural and economical center. With a history of over 2200-year, Nanchang is one of the world famous historical cities with numerous cultural relics. Besides, during the 1930s, it was one of the Red Base Areas of China, the very place to hoist the first army flag of New China. Nowadays, with the rapid economic development and social progress, it becomes the 3rd biggest economical city of northeastern China and, at the year 2006, it has been listed as one of the 10 Most Dynamic Cities.

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