Nanjing belongs to Jiangsu Province. Nanjing, known as Jinling and Jiankang in ancient times, is the capital of Jiangsu Province, a sub provincial city and the core city of Nanjing metropolitan area. It is an international shipping and logistics center of the Yangtze River and an important national gateway city radiating from the Yangtze River Delta to drive the development of the central and Western regions. Nanjing is China's four ancient capitals, the first batch of national historical and cultural cities, and an important birthplace of Chinese civilization.
Nanjing is located in the east of China, the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, near the river and offshore, and in the southwest of Jiangsu Province. The climate type is subtropical monsoon climate. Famous scenic spots include Zhongshan Mausoleum, Ming Xiaoling, Ming city wall, Xuanwu Lake, Confucius Temple, Zijin Mountain, Jiming temple, etc.
Nanjing had ancient human activities as early as 1-1.2 million years ago. Nanjing ape people lived in Tangshan 350000-600000 years ago. It has a civilization history of more than 7000 years, a city history of nearly 2600 years and a capital history of nearly 500 years. It is known as the "ancient capital of Six Dynasties" and "capital of ten dynasties".
Nanjing is an important national science and education center. Since ancient times, it has been a city that worships culture and education. It has the reputation of "the world's cultural hub" and "the first school in the Southeast". More than half of China's top scholars in the Ming and Qing Dynasties came from Nanjing Jiangnan tribute Academy.