- a maritime province in E China. 40,927 sq. mi. (106,001 sq. km). Capital: Nanjing.
- a province of E China, on the Yellow Sea: consists mostly of the marshy delta of the Yangtze River, with some of China’s largest cities and most densely populated areas. Capital: Nanjing. Pop: 74 060 000 (2003 est). Area: 102 200 sq km (39 860 sq miles)