Jintan District is a district under the administration of
Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China.
4.1 Geography and geomorphology
4.2 Lakes and Rivers
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Jintan, known as Jinshan (金山) in ancient times, was a township of
Yanling commandery since the reign of the Emperor Yuan of Jin. Then it
was promoted by its inhabitants as Jinshan county to strengthen the
local vigilance in the end of the Sui, without permission. So the Tang
government restored that soon. As a densely populated area, the county
was reestablished in about 688, but since there was a namesake in
Jinhua of Zhejiang, it was named after Jintan, also a hill
of Mountain Mao.
On November 10, 1993, Jintan was reclassified from a county and
officially became a city. In 1987, the County comprised 22 towns, with
the county government located in
Jincheng town. The county was part of
Jiangsu province. Jintan has a total area of 976.7 square
kilometers (301.65 sq mi). The total land area is 781.27 square
kilometers (301.65 sq mi), and water covers an area of 194.22 square
kilometers (74.99 sq mi). As of 2010[update], it has a permanent
resident population of 552,047. Jintan is a 2-3 hour bus ride from
Wu Chinese is the local dialect of Jintan. Some versions include local
dialect and northern
Jiangsu dialect. Fusion of languages has been
created due to geographical location of Jintan. The language habits of
the migrants have influenced the local language.
Geography and geomorphology
Western Jintan includes the mountainous region Maoshan, which covers
an area of about 223 square kilometres (86 sq mi). The
highest peak of
Maoshan is 372.5 metres (1,222 ft) above sea
level. Flatlands lie in the east of Jintan, part of the Taihu Plain,
with an area of about 752 square kilometres (290 sq mi).
Lakes and Rivers
Jintan District has 216 rivers with a total length of 512 kilometres
(318 mi). The southeast Tiao Lake (also named Changdang Lake),
covers 8,200 hectares (32 sq mi). This lake is one of the
ten largest freshwater lakes in
Jintan District comes under the Northern Subtropical Monsoon climate
zone. Jintan City's climate is mild and humid with four distinct
seasons. The annual average temperature is 15.3 °C
(59.5 °F), while average annual precipitation is1,063.5
millimetres (41.87 in). The frost-free period covers 228 days and
the average humidity is 78%.
^ New Book of Tang. 41.
太平寰宇記 [Gazetteer of the World during the Taiping Period].
^ The name of Jintan supposedly derives from a huge altar inside a
cave on Mountain Mao. According to one account, the altar was golden,
thus it was designated "Golden Altar". In another account, the altar
was named after a hill nearby, Jijin(積金山), and abbreviated to
Jintan. See 茅山志 [Gazetteer of Mountain Mao]. 6.
Grand Canal of China
East China Sea
Nanjing Normal University
Nanjing University of Science and Technology
Ge Yuan Garden
Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum
Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
Yangtze River Bridge
Grand Buddha at Ling Shan
Tianning Temple Pagoda
County-level divisions of