Huainan

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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. Huainan is one of the core cities of Hefei Metropolitan Circle[1]and is known for its coal industry and thermal power plants.Its built-up area is home to 1,938,212 inhabitants in 2010.[2]Its city flower is Rosa chinensis and its city tree is Platanus. It is also considered to be the hometown and birthplace of tofu.[3][4]

Administration[edit]

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[edit]

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[5]

Education[edit]

The key high schools:

  • Huainan No.1 high school (淮南一中)淮南一中官网
  • Huainan No.2 high school (淮南二中)
  • Huainan No.5 high school (淮南五中)
  • Huainan No.4 high school (淮南四中)
  • Fengtai No.1 high school (凤台一中)
  • Shouxian No.1 high school (寿县一中)

Transportation[edit]

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[edit]

Highway[edit]

Expressways

National Highways

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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