Chenchiang


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Chenchiang

 

(also Chinkiang), a city in East China, in Kiangsu Province. Population, more than 200,000 (1953). Chenchiang, a transportation junction and industrial center, is a port on the right bank of the Yangtze, near the intersection of the river and the Grand Canal. The city produces paper, silk fabric, and machinery for the lumber industry and has rice-polishing plants and flour mills. Chenchiang is situated in a rice-growing and sericultural region, and marble is quarried in the area.

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