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Anqing
安庆
—  Prefecture-level city  —
Chinese transcription(s)
 - Simplified 安庆
 - Traditional
 - Pinyin Ānqìng
Country China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 11
Township-level divisions
City seat Yingjiang District
(30°30′N 117°2′E / 30.5°N 117.033°E / 30.5; 117.033)
Government
 - CPC Secretary Zhu Duwen (朱读稳)
 - Mayor Xiao Chaoying (肖超英)
Area
 - Total 15,398 km2 (5,945.2 sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 556
GDP
GDP per capita
License Plate Prefix 皖H

Anqing (simplified Chinese: 安庆pinyin: Ānqìng, also Anking, formerly Hwaining) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It borders Lu'an to the north, Chaohu to the northeast, Tongling to the east, Chizhou to the southeast, and the provinces of Jiangxi and Hubei to the south and west respectively.

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Administration

The prefecture-level city of Anqing administers 11 county-level divisions, including 3 districts, 1 county-level city and 7 counties.

English Name Chinese Name (Simplified / Traditional) Pinyin Population Post Code
Yingjiang District 迎江区 / 迎江區 Yíngjiāng Qū 150,000 246000
Daguan District 大观区 / 大觀區 Dàguān Qū 190,000 246000
Yixiu District 宜秀区 / 宜秀區 Yíxiù Qū 216,000 246000
Tongcheng City 桐城市 / 桐城市 Tóngchéng Shì 744,000 231400
Huaining County 怀宁县 / 懷寧縣 Huáiníng Xiàn 790,000 246100
Zongyang County 枞阳县 / 樅陽縣 Zōngyáng Xiàn 960,000 246700
Taihu County 太湖县 / 太湖縣 Tàihú Xiàn 560,000 246400
Qianshan County 潜山县 / 潛山縣 Qiánshān Xiàn 570,000 246300
Susong County 宿松县 / 宿松縣 Sùsōng Xiàn 800,000 246500
Wangjiang County 望江县 / 望江縣 Wàngjiāng Xiàn 600,000 246200
Yuexi County 岳西县 / 岳西縣 Yuèxī Xiàn 400,000 246600

Transport

History

The city was founded during the Han Dynasty in the second century BC. In the Middle Ages it received the name of Anqing. From 1853 to 1861 it was held by the rebels of the Taiping rebellion. Several years later Anqing was a centre of the weapon industry.

Economy

Anqing is important for the industries of petrochemical, textile, automobile fittings, food and tea.

Tourism

The Zhenfeng Pagoda, dating built in 1570 during the Ming Dynasty, is located in Anqing on the banks of the Changjiang(Yangtze) river.

International relations

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Twin towns — Sister cities

Anqing is twinned with:

Anqing is twinned with Calabasas, CA, USA and Ibaraki, Osaka, Japan.

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