South Renmin Road (人民南路), Huaihua
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Prefecture-level city||27,600 km2 (10,700 sq mi)|
|• Urban||32 km2 (12 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||5,000,000|
|• Density||180/km2 (470/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
- Hecheng District 鹤城区
- Hongjiang City 洪江市
- Hongjiang District 洪江区
- Yuanling County 沅陵县
- Chenxi County 辰溪县
- Xupu County 溆浦县
- Zhongfang County 中方县
- Huitong County 会同县
- Mayang Miao Autonomous County 麻阳苗族自治县
- Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County 新晃侗族自治县
- Zhijiang Dong Autonomous County 芷江侗族自治县
- Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County 靖州苗族侗族自治县
- Tongdao Dong Autonomous County 通道侗族自治县
Geography and economy
Huaihua lies is in the mountainous west of Hunan, south-east of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and shares the same mountain belt.
The area's rural poverty is a continuing problem.
Railroads provide the main transportation in the region, although an airport was opened in 2004.
Huaihua is home to the Second Artillery Corps Base 55, which is charged with maintaining ICBMs.  The nuclear assets at Huaihua are intended for small-scale nuclear conflicts  (with a limited, but nuclear, exchange), as well as the ability to strike Guam, one of only two B-2 bases.
Huaihua is located at a major railway node and its economy has historically benefited from the concentration of railways meeting in the city. Three major railways, the Shanghai–Kunming Railway, the Jiaozuo–Liuzhou Railway, and the Chongqing–Huaihua Railway, intersect in the city. Through these railways Huaihua has connections to almost all major Chinese cities. Passenger trains are served by the Huaihua Railway Station.
Huaihua is on the route of G65 Baotou-Maoming Expressway, which connects it with Chongqing to the northwest. It is also on the route of G60 Shanghai–Kunming Expressway, which connects it with Guiyang to the west, and Changsha to the east. Other roads that run through the city include China National Highway 209 and China National Highway 320.