- About Wuxi
Wuxi is a city in southern Jiangsu province, China. The city borders two other large cities, Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east, and borders Zhejiang Province as well in the south. It also covers a coastline of the Yangtze River in the north and two separate coasts of Tai Lake. Wuxi is noted for its modern industry and commerce, along with its resorts around Tai Lake. Wuxi is a famous historical and cultural city of China. It has been a land of fish and rice since ancient times. Wuxi is the cradle of China's national industry and township industry.
Wuxi, with another name as Liangxi and called Xi for short, is located at 31°07’ to 32°02’ north latitude and 119°33' to 120°38' east longitude and belongs to the corridor part of rivers and lakes in the Yangtze River Delta and southeast of Jiangsu. The city, in the east, is next to Suzhou and 128 kilometers away from Shanghai; in the south, borders on the Tai Lake and has a common boundary with Zhejiang; in the west, connects Changzhou and has a distance of 183 kilometers from Nanjing; and in the north, is near the Yangtze River, opposite to Jingjiang, a county-level city subordinate to Taizhou. As a provincial city of Jiangsu, the city covers a total area of 4,627.47 square kilometers (1,643.88 square kilometers in urban area, containing 231.3 square kilometers of built-up areas), of which the area of mountainous areas and hills is 782 square kilometers, accounting for 16.90% of the total area, and that of water surfaces is 1,342 square kilometers, occupying 29.0% of the total area.