Jiande city, affiliated to Hangzhou city, is located in west of Zhejiang province. Jiande enjoys a favorable geographic location. Hangzhou is to the east and the Yellow Mountain is to its west. It covers an area of 2321 square kilometers and has a population of 515,000.Annual average temperature in Jiande is 16.9℃ and annual precipitation is 1600mm. Frost free period is 254 days a year. The temperature of the water in Xin'an River remaining 14-17℃ all year round makes the city cool in summer and warm in winter.
Founded as a county in 225 A.D. the Three Kingdom Dynasty, Jiande nearly has a history of 1800 years. As a prefecture since Tang Dynasty till the year of 1960, Jiande had the seat of government for more than 1200 years. Many historical figures Wu zixu, Zhu Maiceng, famous poets like Du Fu, Meng Haoran, Du Mu, Fan zhongyan, Lu You all left their footprints here as well as their eternal works.
Jiande enjoys an excellent social serving environment. Yanzhou High School, the first-class key high school in Zhejiang Province, provides investors' children with a first class education. Jiande Technical High School, a provincial key high school, with many other vocational schools in Jiande is training the talents for enterprise use. Dozens of financial institutions are going to meet financial demands of investors. Moreover, Jiande, a place with an ecolivable environment, supplies a more elegant and delicate life space for investors.
Tourist Resource: “Landscape Gallery, Leisure Paradise”, Jiande is the most favored tourist destination and is one of the first 44 national key scenic spots. It lies in the middle of the golden travel route of Hangzhou-Xin'an River, Thousand Island Lake-the Yellow Mountain. There are 156 square kilometers for scenic zone development, which accounts for 7% of the total area.
Water Resource: Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station and Fuchunjiang Hydropower Station are within its border. Xin'an River runs through Jiande. Water quality is excellent that reaches drinking water standard without any treatment. Beverage industry is richly endowed by the resourceful water here. The famous brands like “Nongfu Spring” and “Zhizhonghe Wu Chia Pee” are popular all over China.
Calcium Carbonate Resource: Gross reserves of calcium carbonate exceed 14 billion tons and ore grade is at a top rank. Jiande is the fine particle calcium carbonate base of the Colgate Group. Cement enterprises like Conch Group, Leomax Group and Hongshi Group have settled in Jiande. Rich calcium carbonate resource provides a broad development space for related industries like plastic product, electric appliance, rubber, cement and hardware industries.
In 2008, GDP in Jiande is 16.23 billion yuan. Gross industrial output is 42.87 billion yuan. Financial revenue reaches 1.94 billion yuan, local financial revenue is 0.97 billion yuan. Investment in fixed assets is 5.87 billion yuan. Social retailgoods is 3.47 billion yuan. Urban per capita disposable income is 19168 yuan. Rural per capita net income is 8032 yuan.
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