Jiangsu, situated at the center of the eastern coast, is between 116°18' and 121°57' east longitude and between 30°45' and 35°20' north latitude. It stretches on both banks of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and boards the Yellow Sea in the east. Its coastline extends some 1,000 km. The province links Anhui and Shandong in the northwest and borders on Shanghai and Zhejiang in the southeast. It covers a total area of 102,600 sq km, making up 1.06% of China's total territory.