Ningbo is one of the cities opening up to the outside world, an independently planning-city enjoying the same rights as those of a provincial government in economic management, "a large city" entitled to formulate local laws and regulations, and a famous historic city with rich cultural heritage. It covers an area of 9,672 sq.km and has a population of 7.6 million. Ningbo has jurisdiction over 6 districts(Haishu, Jiangbei, Zhenhai, Beilun, Yinzhou and Fenghua), 2 counties(Ninghai and Xiangshan), and 2 county-level cities(Cixi and Yuyao).
Ningbo boasts a long history. It is the birthplace of the "Neolithic Hemudu Culture" dating back more than 7,000 years. Ningbo has been a well-known key port for foreign trade ever since ancient time. Ningbo ranked with Yangzhou and Guangzhou as the three biggest ports for foreign trade in the Tang Dynasty and with Guangzhou and Quanzhou in Song Dynasty. After the First Opium War, Ningbo had been one of the five commercial ports opened to the Western countries. Ningbo port has become one of the important ports in China...more>>
Ningbo boasts a long history. It is the birthplace of the "Neolithic Hemudu Culture" dating back more than 7,000 years. Ningbo became one of the three ports for foreign trade in China as early as the 7th century. Nowadays, Ningbo-zhoushan port has become one of the most important ports in China. In 2018, Ningbo-zhoushan port topped worldwide in the light of its cargo throughput exceeding 10843.88 million tons,with an increase of 7.4 percent...more>>