Home to the Wu Culture in ancient times

Updated: Jul 7, 2023 wuxinews.com.cn Print
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Wuxi is located in southeast Jiangsu province, the center of the Yangtze River Delta, which is the most developed economic area of China. It is adjacent to Taihu Lake on the south, the Yangtze River on the north, 128 km to Shanghai on the east, and 183 km to Nanjing on the west.

On an area of 4,627 square kilometers, Wuxi administrates two county-level cities, namely Jiangyin and Yixing, and five districts, namely Liangxi district, Xishan district, Huishan district, Binhu district and Xinwu district. It has a permanent resident population of 6.57 million.

History & Culture

Boasting a history of more than 3,000 years, Wuxi is a historical city with profound cultural heritages and a large amount of talents. It's home to the Wu Culture in ancient times, and the national industrial and commercial culture in modern times. Wuxi has 31 important heritage sites under state protection, 11 sites named national intangible cultural heritage and 60 museums and memorial halls.


Nominal GDP 2022

- Total: 1.49 trillion yuan ($220.14 billion)


Wuxi is a city of affluence and fascinating natural scenery. It is characterized by abundant beautiful rivers, idyllic lakes, unique-shaped caves, bamboo forests and tea gardens. The city is home to four national 5A scenic spots and 27 national 4A scenic spots, including Lingshan Mountain scenic area, Yuantouzhu scenic area (Turtle Head Isle), Wuxi Movie/TV Base and Huishan Ancient Town.


Wuxi is on an alluvial plain of deep sedimentary deposits cut between limestone foothills. The vast majority of Wuxi's land area is flat. The highest point in the city is its peak of Huangtading Mountain in Yixing's Lingxia Village, which is 611.5 meters high, the highest mountain in the south Yangtze River Delta region. The city has many rivers, canals, streams and lakes and is known for its rich water resources. The notable Grand Canal passes through the city.

Big Events

World Internet of Things Exposition

Wuxi International Marathon

Wuxi International Cherry Blossom Week

The 2019 Snooker World Cup

The 2018 World Fencing Championships

The 2017 Snooker World Cup

The 2017 Asian Table Tennis Championships

The 2016 Asian Fencing Championship and Asian-Oceanic Olympic Qualifiers

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