Huaihua

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Huaihua
怀化市
Prefecture-level city
Renminnan Road (人民南路), HuaiHua (怀化)
Renminnan Road (人民南路), HuaiHua (怀化)
Huaihua is located in Hunan
Huaihua
Huaihua
Location of the city centre in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°33′N 109°58′E / 27.550°N 109.967°E / 27.550; 109.967Coordinates: 27°33′N 109°58′E / 27.550°N 109.967°E / 27.550; 109.967
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 27,600 km2 (10,700 sq mi)
 • Urban 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Population
 • Prefecture-level city 5,000,000
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
 • Urban 370,000
 • Urban density 12,000/km2 (30,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.huaihua.gov.cn/

Huaihua (simplified Chinese: 怀化; traditional Chinese: 懷化; pinyin: Huáihuà) is a prefecture-level city in Hunan province of China.

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Geography and economy[edit]

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 .[citation needed]

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. [1] [2] The nuclear assets at Huaihua are intended for small-scale nuclear conflicts [3] (with a limited, but nuclear, exchange), as well as the ability to strike Guam, one of only two B-2 bases.

Transportation[edit]

Huaihua railroad station

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