Qidong, Jiangsu

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Qidong () is a county-level city in Jiangsu Province of People's Republic of China. It is located on the north side of the Yangtze River opposite Shanghai. It occupies a total of 1,208square kilometers in land area, with a population of 1,12 million.

The city has a center named Huilong Township. It also has a well-known fish port named Lü Si town -- meaning Mr. Lü Dong Bing, a legendary figure, had visited the place for four times. The other towns include Hui Ping, Yin Yang, Bei Xin, Hai Fu, Nan Yang and others.

History

Before the Han Dynasty,still under the Yellow Sea .It became the land until Mid-Qing Dynasty.March 1928, Qidong County was set up.In November 1989, the name "Qidong County" is abolished by following current policies. It has adopted the name "Qidong City" ever since.

Population and Culture

The county was formed from sands in the Yellow Sea in Qing Dao Guang or Qian Long. People migrated to the newly founded land from both South Ning Bo, Or North. And therefore there are two dialects.

Language

People living in Lüsi town speak a different dialect -- known as Lüsi dialect (lǜsìhuà ) or Tongdong dialect (tōngdōnghuà ) -- from most other residents, who generally speak Qidong Dialect (qǐdōnghuà ). The two dialects are considerably different and thus they are not mutually intelligible. Because most economic, educational and governmental activities are held in the city capital Huilong, where Qidong Dialect is prevalent, many...
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