Tunxi District

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Tunxi

屯溪区

Tunki
Coordinates: 29°41′46″N 118°18′55″E / 29.6961°N 118.3153°E / 29.6961; 118.3153Coordinates: 29°41′46″N 118°18′55″E / 29.6961°N 118.3153°E / 29.6961; 118.3153
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHuangshan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Tunxi District (simplified Chinese: 屯溪区; traditional Chinese: 屯溪區; pinyin: Túnxī Qū) forms the central district of Huangshan City, Anhui Province, eastern People's Republic of China.

It has a population of 150,000[when?] and an area of 249 square kilometres (96 sq mi).

Tunxi District has jurisdiction over four subdistricts and five towns.

The most well-known tourist spot is the Old Town, although Tunxi is also close to the Huangshan Mountain Range and Hongcun Village, both of which are World Heritage Sites.

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Tunxi (or Tunki) is the seat of the Latin Catholic Apostolic prefecture (a pre-diocesan jurisdiction, not entitled to a Titular Bishop) of Tunxi / Tunkien(sis) (Latin adjective), which depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. It was established on 1937.02.22 on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Wuhu (now a Diocese). No statistics available.
It has been vacant indefinitely without Apostolic administrator (possibly dormant) since the death of its only incumbent:

  • Father José Fogued y Gil (扶植義), Claretians (C.M.F.) (born in Spain) (1937.04.24 – death 1954.01.24).

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