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Favorable geographical location:
Halfway up China’s coastline, Ningbo is located in the southern wing of Yangtze River Delta economic zone, in the east of Zhejiang Province, adjacent to Shanghai and Hangzhou.

Favorable geographical location of Ningbo (click to zoom in)

Jiangbei District, with Yong River on its Southeast side and Yaojiang River on its South side, is adjacent to Haishu District and Yinzhou District. To its Northeast, there is Zhenhai District and to the West, there is the city of Yuyao. Jiangbei District, covering a total area of 208 square kilometers, is about 27 kilometers long from its East to the West and around 20 kilometers from its South to the North. Jiangbei is an important expansion area of the Ningbo Metropolis and a portal area for Ningbo to get closely connected to Shanghai and to other cities in the Yangtze River Delta. With the completion of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge and improvement of major infrastructure, the significance of Jiangbei District as it being the “living room” and “portal” of Ningbo becomes more obvious.

Ningbo has been approved to be a part of urban area of Shanghai and now it is a desired place for citizens to transfer property from Shanghai, develop physical flow, expand business and spend vocations. In the meanwhile, Jiangbei District as the northwest portal area of Ningbo will transfer from passive acceptance to initiative attraction. Characteristic services will be emphasized to strengthen the attraction towards people. 

The location of Jiangbei

General Profile of Ningbo City and Jiangbei District: 
Ningbo with the population of 5.866 million covering the total area of 9816 square kilometers (urban area 2462 square kilometers) is a historic and cultural city and the birthplace of Hemudu culture which has more than 7000 years history. Ningbo as one of the five municipalities with independent planning status in China (vice-provincial city, authorized to legislate local rules and regulations, with administration authority of economy in provincial level), is the economic center in the southern wing of Yangtze River Delta and is an important port city in the southeast coastal area. Besides, Ningbo is assessed by U.N. as the most promising city in China.
Ningbo has various honorary titles, such as the National Historical and Cultural City, Excellent Tourism City, Model City for Environmental Protection, National Garden City, National Sanitary City, Chinese Brand City, Chinese Stationery City, Chinese Mold City and so on.

Jiangbei District with the population of 0.247 million covering the total area of 208 square kilometers has four urban sub-districts (Zhongma, Baisha, Kongpu, and Wenjiao) and four rural sub-districts (Yongjiang, Zhuangqiao, Hongtang and Cixi).Last year Jiangbei District became an experimental unit to promote comprehensive urban-rural integration reforms.

Jiangbei district has rich beaches, rivers, lakes, and mountain landscapes

Rivers, lakes, bridges and hills are crisscrossing through Jiangbei District. The whole district is surrounded by Yong River and Yao River and spotted by Ri River Sun River and Hero Reservoir. Jiangbei has 60 thousand mu of water, 40 thousand mu of mountain forests and 90 thousand mu of farmland. Close hills and waters are the important foundation to build waterfront ecotype city. Like mentioned, Jiangbei District is located to the north of Yong River and Yao River and because of which, this District got its name.

The national economy gets better and the industrial structure has been improved. According to the preliminary assessment made by the direct subsidiary of Ningbo Municipal Statistics Bureau, in 2017, the total GRP reached 44.14 billion yuan with an increase of 9.7% as compared to that of the year before. Added value of the Primary, Secondary and Tertiary industries amounted up to 790 million yuan, 15.28 billion yuan and 28.06 billion yuan with year-on-year increases of 1.0%, 8.7% and 10.5% respectively. The ratio of the three industries is 1.8∶34.6∶63.6.

The ratio between Primary, Secondary and Tertiary industry in 2017

Jiangbei District has witnessed a steady growth of its fiscal revenue. Region-wide financial income added up to 10.8 billion yuan with a year-on-year increase of 13.0%. 

Transportation of Ningbo:
The traffic of Ningbo consists of highway, railway, aviation, harbor transportation and inland water transportation. Currently it will take 3 hours by train from Shanghai to Wenzhou, 2 hours to Hangzhou, and 4 hours to Jinhua. If by car, it will take 2 hours to Shanghai and only 1 hour to Zhoushan. And from the airport, half an hour driving will take you to the city center. Thanks to the sufficient traffic, Ningbo gets linked with other city in Yangtzi River Delta increasingly close.

Traffic map of Ningbo

With the completion of the cross-sea bridge in the north shore of Hangzhou Bay and improvement of major infrastructure, the geographical advantage of Jiangbei District has become more obvious. Ningbo has formed 2-hour-traffic between Shanghai, Hangzhou and other cities in Yangtzi River Delta. Jiangbei has become the transportation hub in Ningbo connecting Shanghai, Suzhou, Wenzhou and Taizhou. Capital flow, information and talented people will converge here. 

The Ningbo-Xiaoshan railway runs through Jiangbei District from the east to the west. The external north line, national road No.329 and the provincial road No. 34 are intersected here. The city entrance to the cross-sea bridge of Hangzhou Bay that is to be completedI and the north railway station are also located here. The Lishe International airport, the express way from Hangzhou to Ningbo, and Beilun port are all nearby.
Ningbo-Zhoushan port has linked with more than 600 ports over more than 100 nations and regions.And it gets 300 runs per day.
In 2015, Ningbo-Zhoushan Port ranks the first port in mainland China and the world according to its cargo handling capacity of 0.89 billion tons of commodities in 2015.
The world’s top 20 shipping companies have already resided in Ningbo Port.

Ningbo-Zhoushan port  

Ningbo Lishe International Airport has established 30 air routes home and abroad, including to Hong Kong and Singapore. There are more than 600 flights every week. In 2004, passengers reached 1.85 million.


The rapid rail transits that are in plan or already under construction: there are five lines (except line 1), 35 kilometers, 27 stops and 4 transfer stations (Waicao Village Station, Tongtu Road Station, Northern Yong River Station and Zhuangqiaohuo Station).

Traffic map ofJiangbei District


Best of Jiangbei District
 World largest water meter production base: Ningbo Water Meter Co., Ltd.
 China largest manual shaver production manufacturer: Ningbo Kaili Blade Manufacture Co., Ltd.
 China largest temperature controller manufacturer: Ningbo Sunlight Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
 China largest temperature controller manufacturer: Ningbo Sunlight Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd.
 China biggest manufacturer of steel weighing cells: Keli Sensing Technology (Ningbo) Co., Ltd.
 China lagrgest seafood production enterprise: Lulong Brothers seafood Co., Ltd.
 China largest transmission equipment manufacturer¬¬¬: Ningbo Donly Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd.
 China largest copper valve production and export base: AMICO Group Co., Ltd.
 China largest manufacturer of plunger type hydraulic pump: Ningbo Wide Sky SKS Hydraulic Co., Ltd.
 China largest manufacturer of bicycle pedals: Ningbo Jialong Industrial Co., Ltd.
 Zhejiang largest manufacturer of adhesive: Zhejiang Lingqiao Qihua Commercial and Trade Co., Ltd.
 Zhejiang largest export base of mini bonsai: Ningbo Hong-xing Gardening Center
 Zhejiang first yacht base: Leisure Boating Club
 Ningbo largest private enterprise: Ningbo Jintian Copper (group) Co., Ltd.
 Ningbo largest marine transportation enterprises: Ningbo Marine Transportation Co., Ltd. 

Cards of the City(Ningbo)
  - One of the 14 coastal cities further opening to the outside world in the Chinese Mainland
  - Pilot City for comprehensive reform in China
  -Separate Planning City which enjoys the same rights as a province in local economic management
  - Pilot City for innovation in China
  - National Famous City for Historical Culture
  - National Socially Developed City for successive two years
  - Gold Medal for the City with its citizens having the strongest sense of happiness in China
  - China Top Tourism City
  - National Model City of Environmental Protection
  - National Garden City
  - The City with the cleanest environment in China
  - The City of Famous Brands in China
  - One of the Top 10 Cities in China for Conference and Exhibition
  - One of the Top 10 Commercial Cities in China
  - The City with most favorable residential conditions in China
  - One of the Top 10 Cities in China in terms of comprehensive competitiveness

World well-known
The kind Filial Piety Culture Village of China, China Rice Cake Center, China Water Meter Center.

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