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Jingde (景德 Pinyin: Jǐngdé), a city, previously a town, in Jiangxi Province, China, has been termed the "Porcelain Capital" (“瓷都”) because of its production of quality china[?]. It has a 1700-year-old history of china production.

Although it is officially a city now, it is almost always still referred to as a town.


Jingde Town (景德鎮) was originally Changnan Town (昌南鎮) and renamed in Southern Song Dynasty after an emperor's era name, during whose ruling period when its production was most recognized.


In the 19th century, Jingde Town became a county. Under the People's Republic of China, it became a provincial city (county-level), whose name incoperates the entire world of "Jingde Town" (Jingde Zhen) and became Jingdezhen City (景德镇市) or Jingde Town City. Usually when a town is upgraded to a city, it losses "Town" and have in its place "City" (Jingde City, in this case). The retaining of "Town" is mainly for ease of recognizing its famous history.

Jingde Town City governs four sub-city entities:

  • Changjiang District (昌江区)
  • Zhushan District (珠山区)
  • Leping City (乐平市): an even minor city
  • Fuliang County (浮梁县)

Jingde Town had been under the Fuliang County (浮梁縣) in most of the dynastic history (and completely so when it was Changnan Town). But now the administration hierarchy is inversed, with Fuliang County being under the Jingde Town City.


Jingde is in northeastern Jingxi and neighbours Anhui. Its area is 5,246 km² with a population of 1,499,200. The highest point is 1,618-metre, with plains on the southern part with the average height of 200 metres.

It produces kaolinite, coal, manganese, and lime.

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