- About Wuxi
Water Quality: The quality of water resources for drinking, six sources in all, has reached standards, and the water condition is better than the same period of the previous year. The quality of Taihu water maintains stable, and the water is in light level, with the index of permanganate in Ⅲ category, total phosphorus in Ⅳ category and total nitrogen in Ⅴ category.
Climate: Wuxi belongs to the sub-tropical maritime climate zone, with four distinct seasons. It is blessed with a mild climate, plentiful rainfall and ample sunshine. The annual mean temperature is 15.5 degrees centigrade, with a January average of 2.8 degrees centigrade and a July average of 28 degrees centigrade. The city has 250 frost and ice-free days. Rainfall occurs mainly in the summer, with an annual average precipitation of 1,048 mm. Under the impact of complicated factors such as the Taihu Lake waters and hilly areas in southern Yixing, certain parts of Wuxi possess diversified climatic conditions good for growing a variety of crops in both the southern and northern parts.
Within the Wuxi area are the Huishan, Xishan, Junzhangshan, Majishan and Tongguanshan mountains. The city is bisected by the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, and shares Taihu Lake with other cities. With so many rivers flowing through the plains, Wuxi has fertile land and is richly endowed with natural resources.
Geography: Wuxi is situated at between 119°33′ and 120°38′ east longitude and between 31°7′ and 32°2′north latitude, with the Yangtze River to the north and Taihu Lake cutting into it in the south. Except for a few hills lying in the southwest corner, most parts of the Wuxi area are flat with the average sea level of four meters and belong to the alluvial plain of the Yangtze River Delta.
It has Suzhou to the east; is 128 km from Shanghai; faces Taihu Lake in the south; neighbors Zhejiang Province; abuts Changzhou in the west; is 183 km from Nanjing; has the Yangtze River in the north; and commands 35 km of the golden Yangtze River bank.