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Yueyang

China.org.cn, April 22, 2015
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Yueyang lies in the northeastern part of Hunan. With an area of 15,019 square kilometers and a population of 5.6 million, it consists of Yueyanglou, Junshan and Yunxi districts, the cities of Linxiang and Miluo and four counties – Huarong, Yueyang, Pingjiang and Xiangyin.

Memorial Temple of Qu Yuan [File Photo] 

It has the moist monsoon climate of the subtropical zone, with an average annual temperature of 17 C and annual rainfall of 1,302 millimeters.

Forest coverage within the city has reached 36.4 percent, including over 1.25 million square meters of public green space that amounts to 8.75 square meters per capita. Yueyang also features three national forest parks and three national ecological improvement demonstration counties and districts.

A glimpse of Yueyang City [Photo/enghunan.gov.cn] 

Located at the confluence of Dongting Lake and the Yangtze River, Yueyang is also a strategically important city open to foreign investment. The city is a newly rising industrial city, with petrochemical production as its leading industry. Its other pillar industries include feed grain production, textiles, building materials and papermaking.

Yueyang's over 2,500 years of history also makes it highly attractive to tourists. It has lovely scenery and a large number of historic sites that draw large numbers of Chinese and overseas tourists every year.

Yueyang's GDP reached 266.9 billion yuan in 2014, up 9.3 percent from 2013.

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