Wudalianchi

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Wudalianchi
五大连池市
County-level city
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Wudalianchi is located in Heilongjiang
Wudalianchi
Wudalianchi
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 48°45′N 126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167Coordinates: 48°45′N 126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Heihe
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 164100
Area code(s) 0456
Website www.hljwdlc.gov.cn

Wudalianchi (Chinese: 五大连池; pinyin: Wǔdàliánchí), formerly Dedu County (德都县), is a county-level city in Heilongjiang province, China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Heihe.

The city's name means "five joint ponds" and refers to a set of interconnected lakes formed after the eruption of the volcanoes of Laohei (老黑山) and Huoshao (火烧山) in 1720-21.[1]

Demographics[edit]

The population of the district was 355,397 in 1999.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wudalianchi volcanic field". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1005-03-. (五大连池火山群)
  2. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS