Dantu is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°03′16″N 119°31′40″E / 32.0544°N 119.5279°E / 32.0544; 119.5279Coordinates: 32°03′16″N 119°31′40″E / 32.0544°N 119.5279°E / 32.0544; 119.5279[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityZhenjiang
 • Total611 km2 (236 sq mi)
 • Total286,700
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

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.[2] However, since 2013 the development has been filling up with residents with many operating shops and offices, becoming a functional suburb of urban Zhenjiang.[3][4]

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.

Administrative divisions

In the present, Dantu District has 1 subdistrict and 6 towns.[5]

1 subdistrict
6 towns
  • Gaoqiao (高桥镇)
  • Xinfeng (辛丰镇)
  • Guyang (谷阳镇)
  • Shangdang (上党镇)
  • Baoyan (宝堰镇)
  • Shiye (世业镇)


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  2. ^ "And Now Presenting: Amazing Satellite Images Of The Ghost Cities Of China". Business Insider. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  3. ^ "Not Deserted! This Chinese Ghost City Is Peopled". www.vagabondjourney.com. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  4. ^ Shepard, Wade (1 September 2015). "Ghost Cities of China: A Discussion with Wade Shepard". Chengdu Living. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  5. ^ "镇江市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.