Bamboo raft in Nanjing Pearl Spring Tourist & Holiday Resort, in Pukou District
Bamboo raft in Nanjing Pearl Spring Tourist & Holiday Resort, in Pukou District
Pukou is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°04′00″N 118°37′40″E / 32.06667°N 118.62778°E / 32.06667; 118.62778Coordinates: 32°04′00″N 118°37′40″E / 32.06667°N 118.62778°E / 32.06667; 118.62778
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Sub-provincial cityNanjing
 • Total913.75 km2 (352.80 sq mi)
 • Total769,900
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Nanjing district map
Subdivisions of Nanjing, Jiangsu
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City Proper
1 Xuanwu
2 Qinhuai
3 Jianye
4 Gulou
5 Yuhuatai
6 Qixia
7 Jiangning
8 Pukou
9 Luhe
10 Lishui
11 Gaochun
Traditional Chinese浦口
Simplified Chinese浦口

Pukou District (simplified Chinese: 浦口区; traditional Chinese: 浦口區; pinyin: Pǔkǒu Qū), is one of 11 districts of Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, China, lying northwest across the Yangtze River from downtown Nanjing.

The district was formerly the southern terminus of the Tianjin-Pukou Railway; railcars had to be ferried across the river until it was bridged in 1968.

Administrative subdivisions

Pukou has administrative jurisdiction to 9 subdistricts:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[1] Area (km2)
Taishan Subdistrict 泰山街道 Tàishān Jiēdào 165,706 45
Dingshan Subdistrict 顶山街道 Dǐngshān Jiēdào 47,082 39.79
Yanjiang Subdistrict 沿江街道 Yánjiāng Jiēdào 66,329 30.9
Jiangpu Subdistrict (Kiangpu) 江浦街道 Jiāngpǔ Jiēdào 164,891 195
Qiaolin Subdistrict 桥林街道 Qiáolín Jiēdào 66,973 184.95
Tangquan Subdistrict 汤泉街道 Tāngquán Jiēdào 26,950 109
Pancheng Subdistrict 盘城街道 Pánchéng Jiēdào 69,815 51.5
Xingdian Subdistrict 星甸街道 Xīngdiān Jiēdào 58,006 141.19
Yongning Subdistrict 永宁街道 Yǒngníng Jiēdào 44,546 115.5


Pukou District is located at the northwestern of Nanjing city, between the Yangtze River and Chu River.

It is separated from the main part of the city by the Yangtze River with hundred miles of mountains and forests.

It has an area of 902 square kilometers with a population of 480 thousand.


In 2007, the GDP in the Yangtze River reached 元16.21 billion. There are four towns and seven block offices. Part of Pukou DIstrict is now covered under the new strategic economic development area: Jiangbei New Area.

Sites of interest

Ancient culture left behind a profound history including many cultural heritages. The region also boasts beautiful natural landscapes and many places of interest including National Ancient Mountain and Forest Park, Pearl Spring, Tang Spring, Amber Spring, Damo Stela, Huji Temple Site, Doulv Temple, Wen Temple and old ginkgo trees. A male ceramic mask found in the Panying Mountain Ancient Cultural site is honored as “the ancestor of Nanjing”, the oldest ever found artwork in this area. Pukou District has been the transportation intersection between the northern and southern regions, as well as the Gate of the North in Nanjing city. Facing the Yangtze River and with an overall control of Huai River Area, Pukou District is said to be “the Entrance of Nanjing” and “the Natural Fortress in the northwest” with Jinpu railway and the 312, 328, 104 state roads passing through. The first, second and third Bridge across the Yangtze River make it really convenient to travel.


  1. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.