On the southern bank of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and more than 50 kilometers long from east to west, 2 kilometers wide from south to north. Think of it as a long thin strip.
In the west the zone borders on to Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone.
In the north is Nantong City on the opposite side of the river.
In the east it is connected with Shanghai Pudong Development Zone and Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone.
To the south: Suzhou, Wuxi and Changzhou.
The area along the bank of the Yangtze River is suitable to build over 10,000-ton deep-water wharves because it never silts up or freezes.
Yangtze River’s transport capacity is as great as 7 railways. And, like railways, it has its branches extending in all directions.
Which means goods can be easily transported to large and medium-sized cities in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.
Added to that is the Yanjiang Highway, which is 24 meters wide and 51.8 kilometers long and runs through the whole zone connecting to No. 204 State Highway. And for air connections Shanghai Hongqiao Airport, Suzhou Guangfu Airport, Wuxi Shuofang Airport, Changzhou Benniu Airport and Nantong Xingdong Airport in a sense surround the zone.