Lianyungang (Chinese连云港 市/连云港 市, pinyin Liányúngǎng shì ) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Jiangsu province. It is located on the Yellow Sea. The administrative area of Lianyungang has an area of 7446 km ² and about 4.6881 million inhabitants ( end of 2004).
At county level, Lianyungang is made up of three districts and four counties. These are:
- Municipality Xinpu (新浦区), 259 km ², 360,000 inhabitants, center, seat of the city government;
- Municipality Lianyun (连云 区), 506 km ², 180,000 inhabitants;
- Municipality Haizhou (海 州 区), 159 km ², 130,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Ganyu (赣榆县), 1408 km ², 1.07 million inhabitants, capital: greater community Qingkou (青 口镇);
- Circle guanyun (灌云县), 1834 km ², 1.07 million inhabitants, capital: greater community Yishan (伊 山镇);
- Donghai county (东海 县), 2251 km ², 1.14 million inhabitants, capital: greater community Niushan (牛 山镇);
- Circle Guannan (灌南县), 1029 km ², 730,000 inhabitants, capital: large village Xin'an (新安镇).
Lianyungangs economy is focused on the processing of the major phosphate deposits and ore deposits in the vicinity of the city. She was among the first 14 cities that opened their port for world trade. This caused an enormous economic growth and also attracted many tourists.
30 km east of Lianyungang is the nuclear power plant Tianwan. Two nuclear reactors are in operation, two ( as of 2012) under construction. The Fukushima nuclear disaster (March 2011) made the population aware that nuclear power plants are under threat right on the coast by tsunamis.
During the Tang Dynasty Lianyungang was considered the starting point of a trade line that connected China with other countries in Southeast Asia. It is the eastern terminus of the railway line Longhai Lanzhou.