Tunxi District

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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 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. It was established on 1937.02.22 on territory split off from the then Apostolic Vicariate of Wuhu 蕪湖 (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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Coordinates: 29°43′N 118°20′E / 29.717°N 118.333°E / 29.717; 118.333