An aerial image of Hechi's Jinchengjiang district. [Photo/Hechi Daily]
Jinchengjiang district is located in the middle of Hechi city. Covering an area of 2,340 square kilometers, it is home to 372,521 people.
There are people from 22 ethnic groups living in the city including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Mulam, Sui and Maonan. The ethnic minority population is 281,600.
Jinchengjiang has abundant water and non-ferrous mineral resources. There are 32 rivers including the Longjiang, Diaojiang and Huanjiang rivers, providing hydropower generation capacity of 194,000 kilowatts. In addition, more than 20 kinds of nonferrous metals such as lead, zinc, antimony, and tin have been explored in the district, making it a center for mining nonferrous metals.
The district is also well known for its tourist attractions. There are over 50 scenic spots covering a total area of 30,000 hectares. The unique natural scenery and rich local culture have made Jinchengjiang a popular holiday destination.
In 2021, Jinchengjiang district's GDP reached 24 billion yuan ($3.57 billion), a year-on-year increase of 9.3 percent. The added value of industries above designated size saw a growth of 12.7 percent. The fixed-asset investment increased by 17 percent. The disposable income of urban residents and rural residents was 42,513 yuan and 14,555 yuan, increasing 7.8 percent and 11.5 percent respectively.
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