The total population of the whole city was 11,709,000 at the end of 2013, a growth of 0.5 percent over the previous year.
Religious culture in Nanyang goes back to ancient times. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Catholicism are widespread in Nanyang.
Nanyang has 13 national key cultural relic protection units, 94 provincial cultural relics protection units, 580 county (city)-level cultural relics protection units and 16 museums with different themes.
Nanyang is the biggest agricultural city in Henan province, with the largest land area and the most population.
Nanyang enjoys a predominant geographic location with convenient transportation and advanced communication.
In 2013, the industrial added value for the whole year of the whole city was 111.01 billion yuan ($18.13 billion), increasing 12.9 percent from the previous year.
In the construction of its town, Nanyang is focusing on building and improving its green urban system with urbanization as its core in order to build a prosperous and harmonious New Nanyang.
Nanyang city enjoys a typical semi-humid continental monsoon climate with four distinct seasons, abundant sunshine and adequate rainfall.