Danyang is a county-level city administered by Zhenjiang in Jiangsu Province, in the People's Republic of China. However, it is actually located about halfway between Zhenjiang and Changzhou, and is easier to reach from Changzhou than Zhenjiang. During the Southern Dynasties it was the home town of the royal families of both the Southern Qi and Liang Dynasties. As a result, many of the emperors and princes of these royal families were buried here in elaborate tombs. Nowadays it is better known for its production of optical lenses used in sunglasses and eyeglasses. In 2012 Danyang received a new train station, the North Station (Bei Zhan), on the Shanghai to Beijing high-speed railway line, making it possible to travel between Danyang and Shanghai's Hongqiao Station in only one hour and 10 minutes. There is also a new train station for regular rail service located in the downtown city center.
Contributions by YangziMan, Montie5, and Minusminority.