Nanjing is an ancient capital city of six dynasties with a long history of more than 2500 years. To be more accurate, it is the capital of ten dynasties, i.e., Wu, Eastern Jin, Song, Qi, Liang, Chen, Southern Tang, Early Ming, the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom and the Republic of China.
Nanjing is the capital of Jiangsu Province, hence is the political, economic and cultural center. It covers an area of 6516 square kilometers.
Nanjing has 11 districts and 2 suburban counties under its jurisdiction with a population of over 6 million.
Since the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Nanjing has become an important industrial city, especially from 1978 when the policy of reform and opening-up was implemented, Nanjing has made great progress in industry, agriculture, education, science and technology, tourism, etc.
As Nanjing is a city with an ancient cultural background, there are many famous scenic spots. Generally speaking there are 7 major scenic areas: the Purple Mountain scenic area, the Qinhuai River scenic area, the Stone City scenic area, the Yangtze River scenic area, the scenic area of the Rain Flower Terrace, the Qixia Mountain scenic area, the Niushou Mountain scenic area and some tourist attractions in the suburban counties