Chinese Name: 宿迁
English Name: Suqian；Sutsien；Su-ch’ien
Other Name: Shuicheng水城；Xiaxiang下相；Suyu宿豫
Abbreviation: 宿 Su
Zip Code: 22 38 00
Population: 4.999 million
Suqian 宿迁 is a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Jiangsu Province, an important gateway city radiating from the coastal areas of Jiangsu province to the central and western regions, a core city of Xuzhou metropolitan circle, Jianghuai Ecological economic zone, and a node city of the Belt and Road.
Suqian, located in the center of Xuzhou 徐州, Lianyungang 连云港, and Huai ‘an 淮安, is located in the north wing of the Yangtze River Delta, the north of Jiangsu Province, is the regional comprehensive transportation hub of the north wing of the Yangtze River Delta; Suqian is one of the first batch of 12 demonstration cities for the construction of social credit system, as well as China’s excellent tourism city, National Garden City, National health City and National Civilized City.
Suqian is the hometown of Xiang Yu 项羽, the overlord of the Western Chu Dynasty西楚霸王. With a civilization history of more than 5,000 years and a history of building the city for more than 2700 years, Suqian has a long history and is known as “the vein of Chinese civilization, the root of Jiangsu civilization, the source of Huaihe Civilization, and the soul of the Chu and Han culture”华夏文明之脉、江苏文明之根、淮河文明之源、楚汉文化之魂. Suqian is one of the birthplaces of liquor culture and has the title of Chinese liquor capital, Yanghe, and Shuanggou two famous wines produced here.
As of October 2021, Suqian has jurisdiction over 2 municipal districts and 3 counties, covering an area of 8,555 square kilometers. According to the seventh census data, as of midnight on November 1, 2020, the permanent population of Suqian is 4.999 million. In 2021, Suqian achieved a GDP of 371.901 billion yuan.
Famous Attractions in Suqian
Suqian has successively established 49 national A-level scenic spots (10 of which are 4A-level scenic spots), 4 provincial-level tourist resorts, 9 provincial-level industrial tourism demonstration sites, 38 provincial-level three-star rural tourism areas, 4 provincial-level tourist resorts, and 5 provincial-level self-driving tour bases. In January 2021, Hongze Lake Wetland Park was successfully established as a national 5A-level tourist attraction.
Some special scenic spots in Suqian
- Hongze Lake Wetland Park 洪泽湖湿地公园
- Santaishan National Forest Park 三台山国家森林公园
- Lakeside park 湖滨公园
- Dragon King Temple 龙王庙行宫
- Hometown of King Xiang 项王故里
- Snow maple park 雪枫公园
- Yanghe wine culture tourism area 洋河酒文化旅游区
- Pear bay 梨园湾
- Chinese Poplar Museum 中国杨树博物馆
- Mazu Cultural Park 妈祖文化园
- Shuanggou wine culture tourism area 双沟酒文化旅游区
- The south lake park 南湖公园
Famous Universities in Suqian
In 2019, Suqian enrolled 70,100 students in regular higher education, with 24,900 students and 40,500 graduates. Regular senior secondary education enrolls 31,400 students, including 89,700 students and 27,200 graduates. Regular junior secondary education enrolls 78,500 students, 205,900 students and 52,400 graduates. Primary education enrolls 95,800 students, including 559,600 students and 76,300 graduates.
List of universities and colleges in Suqian
- Suqian college 宿迁学院
- Suqian Institute of Economics and Trade 宿迁经贸学院
- Suqian Vocational and Technical College 宿迁职业技术学院
- Suqian Zeda Vocational and Technical College 宿迁泽达职业技术学院
Diet of Suqian
Suqian’s food culture includes Chinese food culture, which is characterized by various flavors, aesthetic feelings, interests, and a combination of food and medicine. As the saying goes, “Rice in the south and rice in the north”, Su Qian’s staple food has both characteristics. The dishes also combine Shandong cuisine and Huaiyang cuisine.
Some specialty snacks in Suqian
- Ding mouth gold dishes 丁嘴金菜
- The wheels of bread 车轮饼
- Spiced turnips 五香大头菜
- Luoma Lake whitebait 骆马湖银鱼
- Crystal hawthorn cake 水晶山楂糕
- Sihong hollow noodle 泗洪空心挂面
- Huangdun Lake wax beans 黄墩湖腊豆
- Eight sets of flowers 八集小花生
Shipping: The main shipping rivers in Suqian include Middle Canal, Xuhong River, Chengzi Lake channel, etc. The main ports are Suqian Port 宿迁港, Siyang port 泗阳港, and Sihong Port 泗洪港.
Railway: As of 2019, there are mainly Xuyan High-speed Railway, Xinchang Railway, and Suhuai Railway passing through Suqian, and there are mainly Suqian station, Siyang station, Shuyang Station, Sihong Station, and Yanghe Station.