8 March 2017
Tongren Region (Guizhou) City Information
|Major Economic Indicators (2015)|
|Land Area (km2)||18,003|
|GDP (RMB billion)||77.09|
|GDP Per Capita (RMB)||24,712|
|Retail Sales of Consumer Goods (RMB billion)||16.56|
Source: Guizhou Statistical Yearbook 2016
Tongren is located in the northeastern part of the Guizhou Province. There are three railways running through the city. Tongren Fenghuang Airport, 21 km from Tongren's downtown area, operates scheduled flights to major domestic cities. Direct sea routes to Shanghai are also available via Wujiang River waterway.
Tongren is rich in mineral resources such as coal, mercury, manganese, lead, zinc, potassium shale, barite and marble. Reserves and outputs of mercury in the city rank first in China. Also the proven reserves of manganese contributes one eighth of the country's total.
The industry sector accounted for 21% of the GDP in 2015. Electricity, ferroalloy and tobacco manufacturing are major industries in the city.