Jinjiang, a coastal city located in East China's Fujian province, is one of the ports of origin on the ancient maritime Silk Road. The city has a land area of 649 square kilometers and a sea area of 957 square kilometers, with a coastline of 121 kilometers. It administers 13 towns, six sub-district offices and 391 communities, with a permanent resident population of 1.09 million and a migrant population of 1.3 million. In 2014, the county-level city's GDP ranked 5th among 2,856 counties in China.
Jinjiang, located in the coastal area in Southeast Fujian, sits between the Pearl River Delta, the Yangtze River Delta and Taiwan. It's only 5.3 sea miles from Quemoy, a historical island.
Jinjiang faces the sea from three sides, and has a subtropical oceanic monsoon climate. It mainly consists of platform flatlands and low hills. The highest peak, Zimao Mountain in the city's northwestern area, has an elevation of 517.8 meters. Jinjiang strives to realize economic growth and ecological improvement. The city has been granted the titles of "National Garden City", "National Marine Ecological Demonstration Zone", and "Provincial-level Eco-city".
Jinjiang is among the first "National Famous Historical and Cultural Cities". It was established as a county in 718 during the Kaiyuan period of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907 AD). The city boasts many historical sites, including the ancient Anping Bridge, the Manichean Site "Cao'an", an ancient submarine forest, and the thousand-year-old "Longshan Temple". Many historical figures in China also come from this ancient county.
Jinjiang has been awarded the title "Capital of Brand". It has a dynamic private sector, with more than 16,000 enterprises. The county-level city's GDP has topped the counties in Fujian province consecutively for more than 20 years, and ranked high among China's 100 top counties. In 2014, it had a GDP of 149.286 billion yuan ($24.06 billion). The government's fiscal revenue totaled 19.8 billion yuan ($3.19 billion). Its industrial output reached 329 billion yuan ($53 billion) and fixed asset investment 76.59 billion yuan ($12.34 billion). Per capita annual disposable income in urban and rural areas are respectively 37,000 yuan ($5,960) and 17,000 yuan ($2,740).
Jinjiang has a dynamic capital operation mechanism, with 44 listed companies valued at more than 180 billion yuan ($29 billion).