Jiangyan is located in the middle of Jiangsu province going across Yangtze River Delta and Lixia River plain.During ancient times, it was historically the intersection of Yangtze River, Huai Ri River and Canghai, also known as“ Three Waters". The district has a total area of 928 square kilometers and a population of 800000 with 16 towns, a provincial economic development zone, and Qin Lake tourist resort has been listed as a national 5A class tourist scenic spot.
Jiangyan has a long history and a gathering of talent. The Single-pond New Neolithic Relics has been reserved for about 6,000 years and Shang & Zhou Relics on Tianmu Mountain were Jianghuai ancient town during Spring and Autumn Period. Qintong ancient town is a famous historic and cultural town within China, and"Qintong Boat Festival" has been listed as the national intangible cultural heritage. There have been a number of celebrities and scholars such as Wang Dong, the founder of Taizhou School, Huang Longshi, a chess sage in Qing dynasty, Gao Ershi, a contemporary sage of calligraphy and the master of Beijing Opera, Mei Lanfang.
Jiangyan is renowned as the hometown of education, tourism, architecture and chess with its social economy in rapid develo pment. It has been endowed with the titles as one of the one-hundred small and medium-sized cities with strong strength, one of the one-hundred small and medium-sized cities with the most investment potential, national sanitary city, state-level demonstration zones of ecology, the demonstration zones of leisure agriculture and rural tourism, civilized city and the demonstration zone of public sports service system of Jiangsu province. The first of the provincial college entrance examination has been from Jiangyan for three consecutive years.Moreover, Jiangyan has successfully held the World Women's Chess Challenge Competition, Taizhou AATC Triathlon Asian Cup and other brand sports events.