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Lianyungang is a port city in northeastern Jiangsu province (China), with population around 4,5 million. The city borders Yancheng (southeast), Suqian and Huai'an (south), Xuzhou (southwest) and Shandong province (north). The city name derives from Dongxilian Island (Lian Island, Jiangsu's biggest, located off the coastline) and Jiangsu (Yuntai Mountain, Jiangsu's highest elevation point).
- One of the major tourist attractions in Lianyungang is Lian Island - linked with the city via a 6,7 km (4 ml) sea dyke, which is China's longest. The island has two main beach areas, hotels and several dining venues. Lian Island is home to popular musical festivities held annually and featuring live performances by some of China's most famous pop stars.
- Lianyungang is well known for the Huaguoshan Shuiliandong attraction. According to legend, the hole was behind a waterfall, The hole is famous for being home of Sun Wukong (Monkey King)
- The city offers convenient transport including railway, highway, airport and seaport. Port Lianyungang is located on the coast's center, connecting western land routes with eastern sea shipping routes. Both South Korea and Japan can be reached from Port Liangyungang, which is part of the worldwide marine shipping network.
- By annual cargo traffic, the seaport is ranked China's 10 largest and world's 30th largest. Its cargo shipping throughput is over 210 million tons per year, and the containership throughput is over 5 million TEUs (containers) per year.