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99 counties, 21 cities

43.39 million inh.

166,900 km2

260 inh./km2

Landlocked Jiangxi province lies south of the middle and lower arm of the Yangzi . It borders Zhejiang and Fujian in the east, Guangdong in the south, Hubei and Anhui in the north, and Hunan in the west. The Gan River, which crosses the province from the south to the north and is the second-longest tributary of the Yangzi, gave the province its name. In addition to the capital Nanchang, other important cities are Jiujiang, Ganzhou, and Jingdezhen.

Enclosed by mountains in the west, south, and east, the ter…

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Chongyi, Feng, “Jiangxi”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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