Chizhou

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Chizhou
池州市
Prefecture-level city
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Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 4
Municipal seat Guichi District
(30°38′N 117°28′E / 30.633°N 117.467°E / 30.633; 117.467)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Wang Hong
Area
 • Total 9,423 km2 (3,638 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,550,000
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 566
License Plate Prefix R

Chizhou (Chinese: 池州; pinyin: Chízhōu) is a prefecture-level city in Anhui province, China. It borders Anqing to the northwest, Tongling and Wuhu to the northeast, Xuancheng to the east, Huangshan to the southeast, and the province of Jiangxi to the southwest.

Mount Jiuhua (Jǐuhuáshān), located in Qingyang county, is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese Buddhism.

Simple history: Chizhou was formally established in the fourth year of era of Wude, Tang Dynasty. ( A.D. 621 )

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Chizhou administers four county-level divisions, including one district and three counties.

English Name Chinese Name Pin yin Post Code
Guichi District 贵池区 Guìchí Qū 247100
Dongzhi County 东至县 Dōngzhì Xiàn 247200
Shitai County 石台县 Shítái Xiàn 236700
Qingyang County 青阳县 Qīngyáng Xiàn 242800

Transport[edit]

Chizhou is served by high speed train and the Tongling–Jiujiang Railway.Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport was opened in August 2013, serving Tongling and Mount Jiuhua.

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