Location in Jiangsu
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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||611 km2 (236 sq mi)|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Dantu District (simplified Chinese: 丹徒区; traditional Chinese: 丹徒區; pinyin: Dāntú Qū) is one of three districts of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China. A development called Dantu New City was constructed in the district and was underoccupied since around 2005 and criticized as a ghost city by international media. However, since 2013 the development has been filling up with residents with many operating shops and offices, becoming a functional suburb of urban Zhenjiang.
There are two islands that belong to Dantu, in addition to the Yangtze River at the north it has a town. It is bordered to the east by the Jiajiang neighborhood in Yangzhong. To the south-east lies Danyang and to the west is Jurong. The Yangtze River borders Dantu to the north.
The district covers an area of 748.8 square kilometers and as of 2003 had a population of 370,000. The postal code for Dantu is 212100.
In the present, Dantu District has 1 subdistrict and 6 towns.