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    15 July 2015

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    Yongzhou City

    Total area: 22,400 km2
    Population: 5.4461 million (2019)
    Major industrial products: Automobiles, electrical machinery, foodstuff, pharmaceuticals
    Major agricultural products: Grain, tobacco, oil plants
    Major mines: Manganese, tin, copper, antimony
    Total length of railways: 357 km
    Total length of roads: 23,100 km (2019)
    GDP: 201.686 billion yuan (2019)
    Sum of exports: 17.144 billion CNY (2019)
    Sum of imports: 750 million CNY (2019)
    Inbound tourists: 44,200 (2019)
    Per capita disposable income: 22,212 yuan (2019)
    Forest coverage: 64.7% (2016)

    Data Source: yzcity.gov.cn

    Yongzhou City lies in southern Hunan, by the middle stretches of the Xiangjiang River. With an area of 22,400 square kilometers and a population of more than 5.4 million, it consists of two districts (Zhishan, Lengshuitan) and nine counties (Dong'an, Qiyang, Shuangpai, Ningyuan, Xintian, Daoxian, Jiangyong, Jianghua Yao Nationality Autonomous, Lanshan).

    Yongzhou City was called Lingling in ancient times. It was one of the three well-developed areas and one of the four ancient prefectures in Hunan. It was also the world’s original rice-growing area, the cradle of ceramics in China, and the source of China's Taoist culture. There are more than 1,700 cultural relics and historical sites in the area.

    The area of Yongzhou adjoins Hunan and Guangdong provinces, and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is the gateway to Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan Province and the vast areas of Southwest China, as well as to Hong Kong and Macao. The city has established trade, economic,and technical cooperative relations with Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as the United States, Japan, Australia and 20 other countries.

    International friendship cities: 

    ?Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka; 

    ?Tulsa, U.S.A.

    Chinese source: hunan.gov.cn