Nanyang is located in the central part of China, southwest of Henan Province, and is the joint place of Henan, Hubei and Shaanxi provinces, with an area of 26,600 square kilometers and a population of 11.8 million. Nanyang is also such a charming city that is honored with the titles such as National Historical and Cultural City, An Excellent Tourist City, the National Green Model City, the National Health City and one of the first National Ecological Civilization Demonstration City and so on. Nanyang is also the canal head of the Central Line Project of South-to-North (Nanyang to Beijing) Water Diversion.
Nanyang is a city with a long history and profound culture and a cradle of Chu-Han culture. During Qin Dynasty, Nanyang was one of the 36 prefectures in the empire, and in Western Han Dynasty, it was one of the six metropolises of the empire. In the Eastern Han Dynasty, Liu Xiu dispatched troops in Nanyang, so the city was also known as the "Southern Capital (Nan Du)” and the “Homeland of Emperor”. The city has a total of 20 national key cultural relics protection units. Nanyang is famous for its outstanding talents and historical figures including Fan Li, Zhang Heng, Zhang Zhongjing, and Zhuge Liang. Since modern times, it has bred such famous figures as Peng Xuefeng, Feng Youlan and ErYue he.
Nanyang has an excellent ecology and abundant resources. It is located in the transitional zone between the North and the South, with four distinct seasons, a mild climate with abundant rainfall. The total amount of water resource ranks the first in the province. In Nanyang, there are Funiu Mountain World Geopark, Baotianman World Man and Nature Biosphere Reserve, 6 national and provincial nature reserves, and 10 national and provincial forest parks. Nanyang is the ideal domestication site to transfer the flowers usually cultivated in the South and the East. It is also the origin of traditional flowers such as Chinese rose and magnolia.
Nanyang has a unique location and convenient transportation. It is an emerging hub for transportation in the central region. The Jiaozuo-Zhicheng and Nanjing-Xi’an railways converge in the form of “+” in Nanyang. In addition, the Zhengzhou-Wanzhou High-speed Rail and Western Mongolia-Central China railways are under construction. Nanyang Airport is one of the three major airports in Henan Province and has opened 13 routes to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou etc.