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Huainan

Huainan
淮南市
Prefecture-level city
Huainan June 2005 02.jpg
Location of Huainan City jurisdiction in Anhui
Location of Huainan City jurisdiction in Anhui
Country China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 7
Township-level divisions 66
Municipal seat Tianjia'an District
(32°37′N 116°59′E / 32.617°N 116.983°E / 32.617; 116.983)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Shen Qiang (沈强)
 • Mayor Wang Hong (王宏)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 5,533 km2 (2,136 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,492.3 km2 (576.2 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,985.6 km2 (766.6 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,333,896
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,666,826
 • Urban density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,938,212
 • Metro density 980/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 554
License Plate Prefix D
Huainan
Huainan June 2005 01.jpg
Chinese 淮南
Literal meaning [Land(s)] South of the Huai River

Huainan is a prefecture-level city with 2,334,000 inhabitants in central Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China. It is named for the former Principality of Huainan. It borders the provincial capital of Hefei to the south, Lu'an to the southwest, Fuyang to the west, Bozhou to the northwest, Bengbu to the northeast and Chuzhou to the east. Its built-up area is home to 1,938,212 inhabitants in 2010.[1]

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Huainan administers seven county-level divisions, including five districts and two counties.

These are further divided into 66 township-level divisions, including 24 towns, 23 townships and 19 subdistricts.

Map

High-tech development zone

  • Shannan District (山南新区)[2]

Geography

The urban centre is located on a plain on the south bank of the Huai River, bordering Gaotang Lake on the east and forested hill area on the south. To the west are Bagongshan District and Shou County.

Climate

Climate data for Huainan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
9.2
(48.6)
14.1
(57.4)
21.0
(69.8)
26.4
(79.5)
30.1
(86.2)
32.0
(89.6)
31.0
(87.8)
27.2
(81)
21.9
(71.4)
15.4
(59.7)
9.0
(48.2)
20.3
(68.5)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
1.1
(34)
5.3
(41.5)
11.3
(52.3)
16.8
(62.2)
21.5
(70.7)
24.7
(76.5)
23.6
(74.5)
19.0
(66.2)
12.8
(55)
6.4
(43.5)
0.7
(33.3)
11.9
(53.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 24.2
(0.953)
30.5
(1.201)
50.6
(1.992)
36.4
(1.433)
60.5
(2.382)
100.7
(3.965)
162.0
(6.378)
101.8
(4.008)
46.0
(1.811)
39.5
(1.555)
29.1
(1.146)
16.7
(0.657)
698.0
(27.48)
Source: [1]

Economy

Pedestrian Bridge at Huainan

Huainan is a major production center for coal, with an output of 43.28 million tons in 2006.

The city hosted the 17th China Tofu Cultural Festival on September 15–17, 2010, including the National Bean Products Exhibition.[3]

Education

The key high schools:

  • Huainan No.1 high school (for liberal arts)
  • Huainan No.2 high school (for science)
  • Huainan No.5 high school (for science)
  • Huainan No.4 high school (for art and sports)
  • Fengtai N0.1 high school (for science and liberal arts)

Transportation

East of the city a bridge crosses the Huai River, shared by the Fuyang-Huainan Railway and highway S225. Near the city centre, a ferry provides connection to the (rural) north bank of the Huai River.

Rail

  • Huainan Railway Station, terminus of the Fuyang-Huainan Railway and Huainan Railway
  • Huainan East Railway Station (high-speed services) on the Hefei–Bengbu High-Speed Railway

Highway

Expressways

  • Anhui Expwy S17 sign no name.svg S17 Benghe Expressway
  • Anhui Expwy S12 sign no name.svg S12 Chuxin Expressway

National Highways

See also

References

External links