Nanjing’s landscape is a combination of mountains, water, and forests in one city. The city, a winner of the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor Special Citation, boasts a strategic location along the Yangtze River, magnificent Zhongshan, the romantic Qinhuai River, the bustling Confucius Temple and exquisite Xuanwu Lake. The pioneer Chinese revolutionary Sun Yat-sen once commented in his “Strategies for Founding the Republic” that “Nanjing enjoys a superb location unmatched among the world’s metropolises, where mountain, water, and plain landscapes are combined in perfection. Nanjing’s prime location at the center of the most prosperous region along the lower reaches of the Yangtze River Delta also promises unlimited future growth potential for the city.”
Low-altitude mountains and bodies of water surround Nanjing, with the magnificent Yangtze River running through the city from west to east. The city has an intertwined waterway network made up of the Qinhuai River, Chuhe River, Xuanwu Lake, Mochou Lake, Shijiu Lake and Gucheng Lake that provides vast water resources.
Nanjing has a sub-tropical humid climate with distinctive, yet comfortable, seasons and plentiful precipitation. The average annual temperature is 15.4 degrees Celsius and average annual precipitation is 1,106 mm. The city, with a well-established comprehensive ecological system and picturesque park views, was bestowed the globally recognized “Green Oscar”—the LivCom Awards Gold Award.