Nanjing

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Nanjing (南京; Nánjīng), historically also Nanking, is the capital city of Jiangsu Province in the People's Republic of China. It is situated in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and is the central city of the lower Yangtze Basin.

Nanjing means "southern capital" (versus Beijing meaning "northern capital".) It is a renowned historical and cultural city and was the capital of several dynasties over the course of Chinese history. It has many historical sites including Ming tombs that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was most recently the capital of China under the Kuomintang, from 1927 until their retreat to Taiwan in 1949, and is still officially the capital of Republic of China (Taiwan), which retreated to Taiwan but still declares itself the sole legitimate government of China. With a current urban population of approximately 5 million people, Nanjing is an important centre for commerce and trade in Eastern China.

Country:
China
Region:
Asia
Population:
3,600,000 people
Safe tap water:
No, contaminated
Internet speed:
5 Mbps
Best wireless carrier:
Best coffee:
Maan Coffee
Cashless society:
No, cash only (esp. for foreigners)
Best taxi app:
Gender ratio (% man):
57 %
Power:
230V50Hz
Ambulance:
120
Fire department:
119
Police:
110

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