Jiyng is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the east, Chaozhou to the northeast, Meizhou to the north, Shanwei to the west, and looks out to the South China Sea to the south. The prefecture-level city of Jieyang administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city (administered on behalf of the province) and 3 counties. These are further divided into 100 township-level divisions, including 69 towns, 10 townships and 21 subdistricts. Rice cultivation and the textile industry are important to its economy. The new Jieyang Chaoshan Airport is the third largest airport complex in Guangdong Province, after Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, and Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. It replaced the Shantou Waisha Airport on the 15th November, 2011. The Teochew dialect is predominantly spoken in this region.
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