Introduction of Wuxi
Landform of Wuxi
Release time:2013-07-24 Browse:

The territory of Wuxi City is mainly the plain, and low mountains and monadnocks scattering in Wuxi. The southern part of Wuxi is the alluvial plain, northern part is the high sand plain, central part is the riverine polders and the southwest part is the low mountains and hills of Yixing. The landform of Wuxi was formed about 180,000,000 years ago. The Yanshan Mountains movement (happened about 150,000,000 or 70,000,000 years ago), caused by the strong volcano activity and new block fold structure formation, made the original stable base rise again. The Himalaya movement, happened about 25,000,000 years ago and centered as the different uplift and subsidence, strengthened drape and rupture in the east-west on the original base. As a result, a basin was formed in the east of Jiangyin and Yinxing, namely the Taihu Basin. Mountains in Yixing were in an east-west extension with the absolute altitude reached over 500 meters, and the highest is the Huangtading Mountain with the height of 611.5 meters. The hills in Jiangyin and Yixing are in a tend of northeast, and the height gradually steps down from the southwest to the northeast. The highest mountain in Wuxi is Sanmaofeng Mountain of the Huishan Mountain with the altitude of 328.98 meters.

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