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Anqing
安庆
Prefectur-level ceety
安庆市
Location o Anqing Ceety jurisdiction in Anhui
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Anhui
Coonty-level diveesions 11
Municipal seat Yingjiang Destrict
(30°30′N 117°2′E / 30.500°N 117.033°E / 30.500; 117.033)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Zhu Duwen (朱读稳)
 • Mayor Xiao Chaoying (肖超英)
Area
 • Total 15,398 km2 (5,945 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 5,311,000
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone Cheenae Staundart (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0556
License Plate Prefix H

Anqing (simplified Cheenese: 安庆; tradeetional Cheenese: 安慶; pinyin: Ānqìng; literally "Peaceful Celebration", also Anking, formerly Hwaining) is a prefectur-level ceety in the soothwast o Anhui province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. It borders Lu'an tae the north, Hefei an Wuhu tae the northeast, Tongling tae the east, Chizhou tae the sootheast, an the provinces o Jiangxi an Hubei tae the sooth an wast respectively.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety wis foondit durin the Han Dynasty in the seicont century BC. In the Middle Ages it received the name o Anqing. Frae 1853 tae 1861 it wis held bi the rebels o the Taiping rebellion. It haed a nearly impregnable fortifications. Zeng Guofan began his conquest o the Taiping bi besiegin the poseetion wi double walls. He made it his heidquarters efter its faw. Several years later Anqing acame a centre o the weapons industry. Chen Duxiu, co-foonder o the Communist Pairty o Cheenae, wis born here.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The prefectur-level ceety o Anqing admeenisters 11 coonty-level diveesions, includin 3 destricts, 1 coonty-level ceety an 7 coonties. The fowk o Anqing hae a unique dialect that is quite different frae the rest o the province.

Inglis Name Cheenese Name (Simplified / Tradeetional) Pinyin Population Post Code
Yingjiang Destrict 迎江区 / 迎江區 Yíngjiāng Qū 251,000 246000
Daguan Destrict 大观区 / 大觀區 Dàguān Qū 275,000 246000
Yixiu Destrict 宜秀区 / 宜秀區 Yíxiù Qū 254,000 246000
Tongcheng Ceety
桐城市
Tóngchéng Shì 664,000 231400
Huaining Coonty 怀宁县 / 懷寧縣 Huáiníng Xiàn 593,000 246100
Zongyang Coonty 枞阳县 / 樅陽縣 Zōngyáng Xiàn 839,000 246700
Taihu Coonty 太湖县 / 太湖縣 Tàihú Xiàn 515,000 246400
Qianshan Coonty 潜山县 / 潛山縣 Qiánshān Xiàn 500,000 246300
Susong Coonty 宿松县 / 宿松縣 Sùsōng Xiàn 571,000 246500
Wangjiang Coonty 望江县 / 望江縣 Wàngjiāng Xiàn 527,000 246200
Yuexi Coonty 岳西县 / 岳西縣 Yuèxī Xiàn 322,000 246600

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anqing is locatit in the soothwastren pairt o Anhui province, an on the northren shore o the lawer Yangtze. Tae the north are the Dabie Muntains. Neighbouring prefecturs are:

The tot aurie o the prefectur is 16,300 square kilometres (6,290 sq mi), wi an urban aurie o 550 square kilometres (212 sq mi), which is anly 3.4% o the tot.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anqing haes a fower-saison, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), wi chilly, damp winters an very het, humid simmers. Cauld northwasterly winds frae Siberie can occasionally cause nichtly temperaturs tae drop alaw freezin (although snaw is uncommon), while simmer can see extended periods o 35 °C (95 °F)+ days. The monthly 24-oor average temperatur ranges frae 4.0 °C (39.2 °F) in Januar tae 28.7 °C (83.7 °F) in Julie, while the annual mean is 16.76 °C (62.2 °F). Precipitation tends tae reach a maximum in tandem wi the meiyu (plum rains) while wintertime rainfaw is generally licht.

Climate data for Anqing (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
9.3
(48.7)
13.7
(56.7)
20.7
(69.3)
25.8
(78.4)
29.0
(84.2)
32.5
(90.5)
32.2
(90.0)
27.5
(81.5)
22.3
(72.1)
16.2
(61.2)
10.4
(50.7)
20.6
(69.1)
Average laich °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
3.0
(37.4)
7.0
(44.6)
13.1
(55.6)
18.4
(65.1)
22.3
(72.1)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
20.7
(69.3)
15.1
(59.2)
8.7
(47.7)
3.3
(37.9)
13.7
(56.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48.2
(1.898)
71.4
(2.811)
133.4
(5.252)
164.3
(6.469)
191.5
(7.539)
280.3
(11.035)
195.9
(7.713)
129.9
(5.114)
88.3
(3.476)
81.8
(3.22)
57.1
(2.248)
32.8
(1.291)
1,474.9
(58.067)
humidity 75 74 77 77 76 80 78 78 77 75 73 71 75.9
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.8 10.8 15.2 14.2 13.6 13.5 11.3 10.3 8.7 9.0 7.4 6.5 130.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104.6 102.4 109.9 140.6 166.0 159.2 215.6 221.2 169.7 159.6 144.4 137.4 1,830.6
Percent possible sunshine 33 33 30 36 39 38 50 54 46 45 45 44 493
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anqing is important for the industries o petrochemical, textile, automobile fittins, fuid an tea.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Zhenfeng Pagoda, built in 1570 durin the Ming Dynasty, is locatit in Anqing on the banks o the Yangtze River.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Anqing is twinned wi:

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