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106 counties, 40 cities

75.50 million inhabitants

102,600 km2

736 inhabitants/km2

Jiangsu has the country's fifth largest provincial population (after Henan, Shandong, Guangdong, and Sichuan). It is China's leading province in both agriculture and industry, as well as a center of education, science, and research. Yet regional variation within the province are significant. Southern Jiangsu is one of China's wealthiest regions, yet the northern Subei region contains some of China's most poverty-str…

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Jacobs, J. Bruce, “Jiangsu”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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