【"Jilin-1" View the World】 The provincial capital cities which have long history

2017-12-22 | VIEW THE WORLD     Browsing Times : 2921


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China has a larger land area, with 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 municipalities and 2 special administrative regions. Today, let’s go along with “Jilin -1” to see some of Chinese provincial capitals with long history! Can you see your hometown?


Nanjing, Guangxi

Nanning, which is called “Yong” for short, is the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It covers an area of 22,112 square kilometers and has a total population of 7.5174 million. The Zhuang Nationality is an indigenous nationality, which has lived here for generations. The city has a reputation as “the green city” because it keeps green in four seasons.

 The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is Yongjiang River and its surrounding areas. It has the Sports Center of Nanning City.


Nanjing, Jiangsu

Nanjing, which is called “Ning” for short, is known as Jinling and Jiankang in ancient times. It is the capital of Jiangsu province. It covers an area of 6,587 square kilometers and has a permanent population of 8.27 million. Nanjing is the big four ancient capitals of China, which is the important birthplace of Chinese civilization. It is known as “the ancient capital of six dynasties” and “the capital of ten dynasties”.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is the places along the Yangtze River in Nanjing. The silver building with a gourd shape is the Sports Park of Nanjing Youth Olympic Games.


Yinchuan, Ningxia

Yinchuan, hereinafter referred to as “Yin”, is the capital of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. It covers an area of 9491 square kilometers and has the total population of 2.1911 million. It is a ancient city beyond the Great Wall which has long history. It has the good reputation as “Jiangnan beyond the Great Wall and the hometown of fish and rice”.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is the center of Yinchuan, People’s Square and its surrounding areas


Jinan, Shandong

Jinan, which is called “Ji” for short, is the capital of Shandong province. It has the nicknamed of “The City of Spring”. It covers an area of 8,177.21 square kilometers and has a total population of about 7.06 million. Jinan has “72 famous springs” due to its numerous springs.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is the Daming Lake and its surrounding areas in Jinan. It has the Sports Center Stadium of Shandong Province.


Lhasa, Tibet

Lhasa, which is called “La” for short, is the capital of Tibet Autonomous Region in China and the Tibetan Buddhist holy land. It covers an area of 29,518 square kilometers and has a total population of about 0.925 million. Lhasa has a year-round sunshine time of more than 3,000 hours and is known as the “sunshine city”.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is Potala Palace and its surrounding areas in Lhasa.


Kunming, Yunnan

Kunming, which is also known as “The Spring City”, is the provincial capital of Yunnan Province. It has a total area of 21,473 square kilometers and a total population of about 6.677 million. Kunming has long history and splendid culture. It has the city history of more than 2,200 years. What’s more, the area of Dian Lake has the history of 3,000 years.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is Kuodong Sport Center and its surrounding areas in Kunming


Urumpi, Xinjiang

Urumqi, which is called “Wu City” for short, is the capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. It covers an area of 14,216.3 square kilometers, with a total population of 3.51 million. “Urumqi” is the language of ancient Junggar, which means “beautiful pasture”. The city is the main town on the new north road of the ancient Silk Road. At the same time, the underground coal reserves of the east of Urumqi are abundant. It has the nickname of “The coal city on the oil sea”.

The satellite picture taken by “Jilin -1” is the urban of Urumqi. We can see the Sports Center of Xinjiang.

 

References: Baidu encyclopedia, 360 encyclopedia