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Jieyang
揭阳
—  Prefecture-level city  —
Chinese transcription(s)
 - Simplified 揭阳
 - Traditional
 - Pinyin Jiēyáng
Location of Jieyang Prefecture within Guangdong
Country China
Province Guangdong
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 100
City seat Rongcheng District
Government
 - CPC Secretary Wan Qingliang (万庆良)
 - Mayor Chen Hongping (陈弘平)
Area
 - Prefecture-level city 5,240.5 km2 (2,023.4 sq mi)
 - Coastline (excluding islands) 82 km2 (31.7 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 - Prefecture-level city 5,634,200
 - Density 1,075.1/km2 (2,784.6/sq mi)
 - Urban 211,900
Time zone China Standard
Area code(s) 663
GDP ¥68.514 billion (2004)
GDP per capital ¥23,642 (2004)
License Plate 粤V

Jieyang (simplified Chinese: 揭阳pinyin: Jiēyáng) is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the east, Chaozhou to the northeast, Meizhou to the north, Shanwei to the west, and looks out to the South China Sea to the south.

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Administration

The prefecture-level city of Jieyang administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city (administered on behalf of the province) and 3 counties.

These are further divided into 100 township-level divisions, including 69 towns, 10 townships and 21 subdistricts.

Economy

Rice cultivation and the textile industry are important to its economy.

Language and culture

The Teochew dialect is predominantly spoken in this region. The Hakka dialect, however, has its limited presence among Hakka people in Jiexi County.

History

1930s saw numerous Jieyang inhabitants emigrating to Pontianak, Indonesia and Thailand to seek better fortune.

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