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Introduction:Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline and in the south of Yangtze Delta, is o­ne of China's coastal cities to be opened to the outside world. It is divided fro..

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Ningbo Introduction

Ningbo, located in the middle of China's coastline and in the south of Yangtze Delta, is o­ne of China's coastal cities to be opened to the outside world. It is divided from Shanghai by the Hangzhou Bay. With an area of 9365 square kilometers and a population of 5.3 million people, Ningbo enjoys a privileged right of economic management at provincial level, which gives a great impetus to its economic prosperity. In ancient times, Ningbo was the starting point of "road of silk" and "road of china" through sea. Now Ningbo has grown into o­ne of the four international deepwater harbors in China, which can berth 300,000-tonnage vessels. In 1997, its handling capacity of cargo amounted to 82.2 tons and therefore jumped to be the No. 2 harbor in mainland China. Ningbo has remained to be a main harbor of foreign trade ever since ancient times. It has now opened the nation-level economic and technological development zone, Ningbo tax-free zone and Daxie development zone. As a base of chemical industry in East China, the GDP in Ningbo in 1997 came up to 90 billion yuan, its industrial production value 201.9 billion yuan. It is listed as the No. 27 of China's 219 above-prefecture-level cities. While Ningbo boasts of advanced transportation and communication facilities, it is also well known for its social stability, unsophisticated residents and developed science and technologies. Ningbo has gradually broadened its relations with other countries. More than 300,000 overseas Chinese who were born in Ningbo now are dedicated to making contributions to their hometown. Ningbo now has set its goal to become o­ne of the most modern harbors in China.

Ningbo Traffic

Ningbo Lishe Airport, technically a Class 4D airport, is provided with advanced communication and navigation control systems and may accommodate large and medium-size planes such as Md-82, Boeing-737, Boeing-757.
The airport currently operates 38 domestic, international or local-service airlines, including the lines to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenyang, Xi'an, Xiamen, Nanchang, Haikou, Shantou, Shenzhen, Changsha, Nanjing, Kunming, Chengdu, Lanzhou, Zhuhai, Hefei, Guilin, Chongqin, Dalian, Qingdao, Wuhan, Fuzhou, Harbin, Urumchi, Fukuoka (Japan), Incheon (Korea), Bangkok (Thailand), Hong Kong, Macao, Kaohsiung (Taiwan). The airport handled total 1,278,000 passengers and total 25,000-ton cargo in 2002. In 2002, Lishe Airport complated the investment of 770 million yuan to construct. It is among the busiest airports of China.

The city's road network open to traffic is 5506 km in length, including 184 km for expressways and 3553 km for first-grade and second-grade highways. The highway density is 56 km per 100 sq. km. With the harbors as the centers, the expressways, National and provincial highways radiate in all directions to cities and towns to form a traffic network. The roads and main highways leading to the city proper are the entire first grade or above. Main highways include the No. 329 national highway leading to Hangzhou and linking Zhoushan, the No. 34 provincial highway to Taizhou and Wenzhou, and the No. 36 provincial highway leading to Shaoxin and Jinhua. Besides, the 145-km-long Hangzhou-Ningbo Expressway was put to use in end 1996; the 122-km-long Ningbo section of the Tongshan-Sanya National Expressway which links Taizhou and Wenzhou along the way was completed and opened to traffic in December 2001. Each county (county-level city) and district of Ningbo is linked to the city's road network by at least o­ne trunk highway. The road transportation network has covered the city proper, the counties (county-level cities), districts and towns, complete with passenger and cargo terminals and other facilities. In 2002, 232 million passengers and 86.30 million ton cargo were transported through the city's road network.

Xiaoshan-Ningbo Railway, linked to Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway and Shanghai-Hangzhou Railway, extends 147 km in length, 66.5 km of which lies within the territory of Ningbo. By end 2001, the double-track line (Ningbo section of Xiaoshan-Ningbo Railway) was completed and put to use. Apart from this, there is the 23-km-long feederline from Ningbo to Zhenhai Harbor Area and Zhenhai Refining & Chemical Co., Ltd., the 35.5-km-long feeder line from Ningbo to Beilun Harbor Area with design throughput of 10 million tons. The 13.7-km-long railway from Yuyao to Cixi has a design through capacity of 1.75 million tons a year and is linked to Xinshushan Station of Xiaoshan-Ningbo Railway. Xiaoshan-Ningbo Railway is designed to accommodate total 42.3 pairs of trains, including 12 pairs of passenger trains, with annual freight through capacity of 12 million tons.

Ningbo has navigable waterways of 1262 km in length. The 252-km-long Hangzhou-Ningbo Canal connects itself with Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and can accommodate 40-tonnage vessels. Currently the city has 632 vessels with total 903,000 tonnage and 6977 passenger seats. Among them are 17 vessels of 10,000 tons and above with total 483,000 tonnages. The passenger and car ferries and express passenger ships from Ningbo to Shanghai and Zhousan have greatly promoted the economic exchanges and passenger transportation between these places. In 2002, the waterway transportation volume was 1,354,000 person-times for passenger and 27,159,000 tons for cargo, with turnover of passengers and cargo being 22,892,000 person-kilometers and 28.45 billion ton-kilometers respectively.

Ningbo Festivals

Ningbo International Fashion Festival was regarded as the most eminent o­ne among all festivals in 2006. The Fishing Festival, Xu Xiake Tourism Festival was also ranked as o­ne of the Top Ten Festivals in 2006. Besides, Ningbo Tea Culture Festival, Ningbo Liang-Zhu Marriage Culture Festival, Cixi Red Bayberry Festival and Ningbo Commerce and Trade Festival were awarded under different titles.

Ningbo Service Telephones

Ningbo Tourism Bureau Inquiry Tel: 0574-87297784
Ningb Tourism Bureau complaints Tel: 0574-96118
Ningbo Zhenhai district Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574:-86293482
Fax: 0574-86256437
Ningbo Jiangbei District Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574-87640026
Fax: 0574-87668595
Ningbo Jiangdong district Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574 -87712653
Fax: 0574-87333223
Ningbo Haishu District Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574-87323113-3208
Ningbo Xiangshan Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574-65752893
Fax: 0574-65719043
Ningbo Fenghua Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574-88588218
Ningbo Beilun district Tourism Bureau Tel: 0754-86783200
Ningbo Yinzhou District Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574 -87523826
Yuyao city of Ningbo Tourism Bureau Tel: 0574-62703833
Cixi in Ningbo City Tourism Bureau Tel:-63816731

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