Wuxi is located in the north latitude 31 07 ′ ~ 32 02 ′, east longitude 119 31 ′ ~ 120 36 ′, the Yangtze river delta river corridor, southeast Jiangsu, Huning railway middle section. Suzhou to the east, 128 km from Shanghai; South of Taihu lake, and Zhejiang province border; West Changzhou, 183 km from Nanjing; North of the Yangtze river, and Taizhou city under the jurisdiction of Jingjiang city across the river.
Wuxi, referred to as " tin", the ancient said Liang Xi, golden chamber, known as the " pearl of Taihu lake".Wuxi city is located in the hinterland of the Yangtze river delta plain, southern Jiangsu, Taihu lake basin traffic center, the Beijing - Hangzhou grand canal through. Wuxi relies on the Yangtze river in the north, Taihu lake in the south, Suzhou in the east and Changzhou in the west, forming a Suzhou - Wuxi - Changzhou metropolitan area.
Wuxi is the hometown of fish and rice since ancient times, known as cloth wharf, money wharf, kiln wharf, silk, rice city, is state-list famous historical and culture cities. Wuxi is the cradle of China's national industry and township industry, is the birthplace of southern Jiangsu model. Wuxi culture belongs to Wu yue culture, Wuxi people belong to Jiangsu and Zhejiang people use Wu language.
Wuxi has many scenic spots, such as tuo tou Zhu, Lingshan Buddha, Wuxi medium vision film and television base ( San'guo City, shuihu city, Tang Cheng ), Meiyuan, Liyuan, Huishan ancient town, dangkou ancient town, donglin academy, Chong'an Temple, nanzenji and so on. it is an excellent tourist city in China. " Taihu lake is excellent, after all, in the head" is the poet Guo Moruo used to describe the scenery of Wuxi Taihu lake.
Wuxi city is dominated by plain, scattered star distribution of low mountains, residual hills. The south is the plain of water network; High sand plain in the north; The middle part is a water net polder field with low land; The southwest is high, Yixing low mountains and hills. The geomorphic rudiment of Wuxi city was formed in the Indosinian ( about 180 million years ago ) Cathaysian structure of the Mesozoic era, which caused the Wuxi area to fold into land. The Yanshan movement ( about 150 million ~ 70 million years ago ) due to strong volcanic activity and the formation of new fold structure, make the original relatively stable basement and new rise. The Himalayan movement of about 25 million years ago is dominated by differential ascending and descending movement. on the basis of the old structure, it strengthened the fold and fault between east and west, and formed a depression basin centered on modern Taihu lake, namely Taihu lake basin, to the east of jiangyin and Yixing line. Yixing mountains are east-west extension, absolute height of more than 500 meters, the highest peak is yellow tower, 611.5 meters above sea level. The hills in jiangyin and Wuxi city are generally in the direction of north east and north east east, and their heights gradually decrease from southwest to northeast. The highest peak is three Maofeng Huishan, 328.98 meters above sea level.