Located in the subtropical zone, with annual average rainfall of 1080 mm and annual average temperature of 15.8;
On the south bank of the lower and middle reaches of the Yangtze River and bordering on Nanjing city;
At the conjunction of the coastal and the Yangtze River economic regions, an east door of Anhui opening to the outside world and a member city of the ecinomic coordination meeting of the Yangtze River Delta;
40 km from Nanjing downtown area, 300 km from Shanghai and 270 km from Hangzhou;
Convenient in transport by water, land and air; 40 minutes'drive to Nanjing Lukou International Airport.
Maanshan Harbor, one of the ten major harbors on the Yangtze River, is the State first-class harbor opening to foreign ships; direct navigation between the Strait.
The Nanjing-Tongling Railway Line runs through the city,linking up with Beijing-Shanghai, Beijing-Jiujiang, Wan-Gan and Xuancheng-Hangzhou main trunk lines.
The proposed Nanjing station of the Beijing-Shanghai express railway under construction will be 20 km away from the city and the Nanjing-Anqing intercity railway under construction will pass through the city.
The Maanshan bridge across the Yangtze River is under construction, linking up with Shanghai-Nanjing expressway,Nanjing-Hangzhou expressway and Nanjing-Maanshan expressway.