Xinyang City, located among the Changjiang River, Huaihe River, Huanghe River and Hanshui River, , is a place of great importance in economic and cultural exchange between the South and the North since the ancient times. With its long brilliant history, advantageous geographical position, abundant resources, Xinyang is a place of great potentials. At a conjoint position where the southern culture coexists and mingles with the northern one, Xinyang develops its cultural characteristics good at assimilation and absorption, representing a kind of intervening culture of Henan Province and Hebei Province.
Endowed with various beautiful mountains and rivers, as well as its well-preserved eco-system, Xinyang is rich in tourist resources. Here exists countless well-known tourist resorts that combine natural scenery with human culture: Mt. Jigongshan Senic Spot is ranked with Beidaihe, Lu Shan, Moganshan as the four top summer holiday resorts of China; the water coverage of Nanwan Lake is seventy times larger than that of Xihu Lake; Lingshan Temple is the only one that houses both monks and nuns in China; Tangquan Pool is well known for its hot-water-therapy; the legendary General Xu Shiyou is known to every household. Xinyang MaoJian Tea has a good reputation, wins various gold awards both at home and abroad, and is regarded as one of the top ten teas in China.
Administrative Regions: Xinyang covers eight counties-- Gushi, Guangshan, Luobin, Xinxian, Shangcheng, Huangchuan, Xixian, and two districts—Shihe and Pingqiao, all together consist of a population of 7.8 million.