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Country  China
Municipal seat  Yingjiang District ()
Area code(s)  0556
Area  13,590 km²
Province  Anhui
County-level divisions  11
Time zone  China Standard (UTC+8)
License Plate Prefix  皖H
Local time  Sunday 12:58 PM
University  Anqing Teachers College
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Weather  15°C, Wind NE at 5 km/h, 39% Humidity

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Anqing (simplified Chinese: 安庆; traditional Chinese: 安慶; pinyin: Ānqìng; literally: "Peaceful Celebration", also Anking, formerly Hwaining) is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Anhui province, People's Republic of China. Its population was 5,311,579 at the 2010 census, with 780,514 living in the built-up (or metro) area.

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Map of Anqing, Anhui, China

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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. It had nearly impregnable fortifications. Zeng Guofan began his conquest of the Taiping by besieging the position with double walls. He made it his headquarters after its fall.

Accent

The people of Anqing have a unique dialect that is quite different from the rest of the province

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Anqing administers 10 county-level divisions, including 3 districts, 1 county-level city and 6 counties.

Geography

Anqing is located in the southwestern part of Anhui province, and on the northern shore of the lower Yangtze. To the north are the Dabie Mountains. Neighbouring prefectures are:

  • Tongling (E)
  • Chizhou (SE)
  • Jiujiang, Jiangxi (S)
  • Huanggang, Hubei (W)
  • Lu'an (N)
  • Hefei (NE)
  • The total area of the prefecture is 16,300 square kilometres (6,290 sq mi), with an urban area of 550 square kilometres (212 sq mi), which is only 3.4% of the total.

    Climate

    Anqing has a four-season, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with chilly, damp winters and very hot, humid summers. Cold northwesterly winds from Siberia can occasionally cause nightly temperatures to drop below freezing (although snow is uncommon), while summer can see extended periods of 35 °C (95 °F)+ days. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 4.0 °C (39.2 °F) in January to 28.7 °C (83.7 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 16.76 °C (62.2 °F). Precipitation tends to reach a maximum in tandem with the meiyu (plum rains) while wintertime rainfall is generally light. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 30% in March to 54% in August, the city receives 1,831 hours of bright sunshine annually.

    Transport

    Anqing has one Yangtze River crossing, the Anqing Yangtze River Bridge.

    Anqing Tianzhushan Airport serves the city.

    The Nanjing–Anqing Intercity Railway opened in December 2015, allowing a 90-minute journey time to Nanjing, and 3 hours to Shanghai.

    Tourism

    The Zhenfeng Pagoda, built in 1570 during the Ming Dynasty, is located in Anqing on the banks of the Yangtze River.

    References

    Anqing Wikipedia


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