Gaochun County
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Gaochun County

Gaochun is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°21?29?N 118°57?34?E / 31.3580°N 118.9595°E / 31.3580; 118.9595Coordinates: 31°21?29?N 118°57?34?E / 31.3580°N 118.9595°E / 31.3580; 118.9595
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Sub-provincial cityNanjing
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Nanjing district map

Gaochun District (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: G?ochún Q?), formerly Gaochun County (; ; G?ochún Xiàn) until January 2013, is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China. The southernmost of Nanjing's districts, bordering the province of Anhui to the south and west, it spans an area of 802 km2 (310 sq mi), with a total population of 430,000.


Gaochun is known for its traditional style shopping area known as Gaochun Old Street. The local language is a dialect of Wu Chinese, unlike much of Nanjing that speaks a southern variation of Mandarin. There are many delicious foods in Gaochun. The crabs of Gucheng lake are big and in good quality. There is a crab festival every autumn, usually at the end of September to celebrate the harvest of crabs by which many tourists are attracted. Tofu in Gaochun is very famous for its delicious taste. Gaochun is full of ponds which usually have lotus in. So it has a very beautiful view of colours lotus in summers. Meanwhile, it produces much fresh and delicious lotus seed, lotus root, lotus stem, etc.

Administrative divisions

There are nine towns that fall under the jurisdiction of Gaochun District. They are:

  • Chunxi ()
  • Qiqiao ()
  • Yaxi ()
  • Yangjiang ()
  • Gucheng ()
  • Dongba ()
  • Dingbu ()
  • Gubai ()
  • Zhuanqiang ()

External links

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