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Rudong is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°24′25″N 121°04′30″E / 32.407°N 121.075°E / 32.407; 121.075Coordinates: 32°24′25″N 121°04′30″E / 32.407°N 121.075°E / 32.407; 121.075[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNantong
 • Total1,972 km2 (761 sq mi)
 • Total978,500
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal Code

Rudong County (simplified Chinese: 如东县; traditional Chinese: 如東縣; pinyin: Rúdōng Xiàn) is under the administration of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, and lies on the Yellow Sea coast. It administers 14 towns and five districts.[2] The 14 towns are Juegang, Matang, Fengli, Caobu, Chahe, Shuangdian, Xindian, Hekou, Yuanzhuang, Changsha, Ju, Yangkou, Bencha and Dayu. The county seat is Juegang .

Administrative divisions

In the present, Rudong County has 14 towns.[3]

14 towns
  • Bingcha (栟茶镇)
  • Caobu (曹埠镇)
  • Chahe (岔河镇)
  • Changsha (长沙镇)
  • Dayu (大豫镇)
  • Fengli (丰利镇)
  • Hekou (河口镇)
  • Ju (苴镇)
  • Juegang (掘港镇)
  • Matang (马塘镇)
  • Shuangdian (双甸镇)
  • Xindian (新店镇)
  • Yangkou (洋口镇)
  • Yuanzhuang (袁庄镇)


The county took its name because it is located to the east of Rugao County and was once part of it. The ancient name of it was Fuhaizhou, which meant a small sand island in the ocean.[citation needed]

Demographics and languages

The county has many extraneous people from the south of the Yangtse River (Changjiang River), so there are two main dialects: Rudonghua which is a branch of Jianghuai Mandarin and Shadihua (Wu: Sodiwo [so di ɯo]), which is a branch of the Wu language.[citation needed]


Rudong is located on the bank of the Yellow Sea. As a result, there is a sizable fishing industry and the county was named "the place of seafood in China" by the Chinese Cooking Association in 2007.[4] Rudong also contains a harbor for commercial cargo. Yankou Harbor was launched in May 2011 and includes a facility for unloading liquified natural gas.[5] In addition, there is a wind farm near Rudong's sea bank. The farm contained 217 turbines as of 2009, making it the largest in the country in its grade.[6]


The Hai'an–Rudong railway opened in 2014 and has two passenger stations in Rudong County: Bingcha and Rudong.[7]

See also


  1. ^ Google (2 July 2014). "Rudong" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2 July 2014.
  2. ^ "中国如东". 如东县政府信息中心. Retrieved 28 September 2011.
  3. ^ "南通市-行政区划网" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 24 May 2012.
  4. ^ "瞭望中国:如东海鲜特色". 26 August 2008. Archived from the original on 2 May 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  5. ^ "如东洋口港正式开港作业,南通网-中国南通主流新闻资讯门户". Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  6. ^ "江苏如东风力发电突破10亿千瓦时_财经_凤凰网". Retrieved 25 September 2011.
  7. ^ ""大南通"环形铁路网添重要支线 海洋铁路客运16日开通 _新华报业网". 11 January 2014. Archived from the original on 11 January 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2020.