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Section 1 Position & Transportation
A. Geographic position
Yangzhong is located in the middle south of Jiangsu Province and in the cradle of Yantze River. South-eastern Yangzhong borders on Changzhou. To the west, such metropolis as Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing are easily accessible. Shanghai is easily accessible downstream along the River. In geographic coordinates, Yangzhong is at longitude 119°42′to 119°58′east ,and latitude 32°to 32°19′north with an area of 332 square kilometers and a population of 280000. The Yangzhong Industrial (Storage) zone is located in the north edge of Yangzhong alongside the River with an area of 9 square kilometers.
B.Transportation
Yangzhong is an isolated island from the mainland. Bridge, ferry and expressway get Yangzhong into touch with the outside, such as Yangzhong Yangtze River bridge, Yangzhong-Gaogang ferry, Shipping-port ferry and Shanghai-Nanjing expressway and Beijing-Shanghai expressway. It’s one-hour-expressway to get to Changzhou or Nanjing airport, and two �hour-expressway to arrive at Shanghai Hongqiao international airport. Many agencies of Changzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai railway and airport are stationed in Yangzhong. Surrounded by Yangtze River; the transportation by water is much convenient. Going upstream, you shall reach Nanjing, Wuhan, Chongqing; downstream, you shall reach Jiangyin, Shanghai; through Grand Canal, you shall reach Beijing, Suzhou and Hangzhou. It’s 8 km from Zhenjiang port―an open port which has 12 deepwater berths of 25000 tons each and links 136 ports in 40 odd countries to deal with about 3000000 tons of cargo transportation. At present, Changjiang Secondary Bridge (to substitute Shipping-port ferry) is being built. The under-water passage between Taizhou and Yangzhong is in plan. Yangzhong shall be an important stop on the Beijing-shanghai Expressway, and the transferring station in the Yangtze River Delta.


Section 2 Natural Environment
A. Meteorological phenomena
a) Temperature.
Average temperature:15.1℃
Highest temperature: 39.2℃
Lowest temperature: -11.8℃
b) Precipitation
Average precipitation :1075.0�
Maximum precipitation: 1695.3�
Minimum precipitation:304.7�
B. Hydrology
The Yangzhong section of the Yangtze River is effected by the runoff and morning and evening tides. The effect of runoff is quiet obvious,and the current ordinarily flows downstream in one direction. Effected by the morning and evening tides, the water position goes up twice and down twice each day. The type of tide is the abnormal half day shallow sea tide。In flood season, the influence of morning and evening tides is not obvious, in the dry season, it is obvious. Meanwhile the tide rarely threatened the dams against the River.
C. the status of the land and water near the Yangtze River
The River section of the industrial (storage) park is the middle of Yangzhong section―smooth and straight section. Here the River trough of this section is tightly close to the right side, as a result, the main current of the River press closely to the right bank. Consequently the bank here is much precipitous. The line of land 10m under the water is 40 to 50m from the embankment. With perfect deep water, the bank side is smooth and straight and the topography under the water is stable. By many years’ survey, the width between the shoals and the right bank 10m under the water ranges from 800m to 1000m, and the minimum width is 500m. It can meet all the needs of the ship’s operation with capacity of 30000 tons.
The even land inside the line of embankment has a perfect bearing capacity, a complete irritation system, convenient transportation and communication. Particularly, the development zone is supported by the urban district with complete electricity power, water supply, telecom, commercial service and other relative facilities, consequently it is much feasible to build up a port.