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Nanshan bamboo forest
Nanshan bamboo forest
Liyang is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°25′05″N 119°22′41″E / 31.418°N 119.378°E / 31.418; 119.378Coordinates: 31°25′05″N 119°22′41″E / 31.418°N 119.378°E / 31.418; 119.378
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityChangzhou
 • County-level city1,535.87 km2 (593.00 sq mi)
 • Urban
80 km2 (30 sq mi)
 • County-level city762,500
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal Code

Liyang (simplified Chinese: 溧阳; traditional Chinese: 溧陽; pinyin: Lìyáng) is a county-level city under the administration of Changzhou in the Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2011, it had a population of about 781,500. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Wuxi to the east, Xuancheng (Anhui) to the south, and Nanjing to the west.


In August 1990, the PRC State Council approved the upgrade of Liyang from a county to a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Changzhou.

In the present, Liyang City has 10 towns.[3]

10 towns
  • Licheng (溧城镇)
  • Daitou (埭头镇)
  • Shanghuang (上黄镇)
  • Daibu (戴埠镇)
  • Tianmuhu (天目湖镇)
  • Bieqiao (别桥镇)
  • Shangxing (上兴镇)
  • Zhuze (竹箦镇)
  • Nandu (南渡镇)
  • Shezhu (社渚镇)


Liyang has a total area of 1,535.87 square kilometres (593.00 sq mi). Liyang resides at the boundary of Jiangsu and Anhui provinces and is part of the Yangtze River Delta.


The Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway crosses Liyang. As of 2020, over 80 passenger trains make daily stops at Liyang Railway Station, which is located 5 kilometres south of downtown Liyang. The shortest commute time to major cities nearby by train is 26 minutes for Nanjing and 53 minutes for Hangzhou. There are also direct connections to other major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Tianjin, Qingdao, Wuhan, Changsha, and Kunming.

National highways G25 and G4011 cross Liyang.

The nearest major airport is Nanjing Lukou International Airport, roughly one hour by car away.


The dialect spoken by most people in Liyang is a Northern Wu dialect closely related to that of Changzhou, while others speak Standard Mandarin or Jianghuai Mandarin.


Tian Mu Lake inside Liyang, is a popular tourist area featuring the lake, resorts, and famous fish head soup. Nanshan Bamboo Sea is another tourist site with great views of bamboo trees all over the hills. It is also an artificial lake.


Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has a campus in Liyang for its School of Civil Aviation and School of General Aviation.

Notable people

Twin cities


  1. ^ Cox, W (2018). Demographia World Urban Areas. 14th Annual Edition (PDF). St. Louis: Demographia. p. 22.
  2. ^ Cox, W (2018). Demographia World Urban Areas. 14th Annual Edition (PDF). St. Louis: Demographia. p. 22.
  3. ^ "常州市-行政区划网" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.