Lianyungang is one of the 14 open coastal cities in China, and the starting point for the trans-Asia and trans-European railroads ending in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
- Date of sisterhood establishment: November 1, 1992
- Location: Northeast of Jiangsu Province (34°12′ – 35° 7′ north latitude, 118°24′– 119°48′ east longitude)
- Population: 5,592,000
- Area: 7,444㎢
- Climate: Average temperature: 13.2 - 14℃ / Annual average precipitation: 910 - 980mm
- Climate features: Oceanic climate; warm and humid
- Agricultural products: Wheat, rice, corn, raw cotton, peanuts, leaf tobacco, etc. - annual output of 2.0 million tons
- Fisheries products: Cutlassfish, herring, yellow corvina, red sea-bream, prawns, shellfish, crabs, etc. - annual output of 100,000 tons
- Haizhou Bay is one of the top fisheries in the country, and the prawn farms, whose size exceed 66,000,000m2, produce quality 'Eastern Prawn' in large quantities.
- Mineral reserves: Crystal (4.5 million tons), serpentine (1 billion tons), marble (100 million tons)
- Output: The Huaibei salt pond is one of the four salt producers in the country with the total size of 463,000,000 m2 salt pond. The annual salt output amounts to over 2 million tons.