Anhui Province is called Wan for short, with Hefei as its capital city.
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Anhui Province in southeastern China is situated 29"25"-34"39" north latitude and 114"43"-119"38" east longitude, covering an area of more than 130,000 square kilometers. Lying in the middle and lower valleys of the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers, it borders Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hubei provinces.
The part of Anhui north of the Huaihe River has a warm-temperate, semi-humid monsoonal climate while the part south of the river has a sub-tropical, humid monsoonal climate. The mean annual temperature is above 14¡æto 16¡æ from north to south -- the hottest month, July, averaging 27-28oC and the coldest month, January, -3-3oC -- and the mean annual precipitation is 750-2,000 mm.
Administrative Division and Population
Anhui Province is divided into 17 prefecture-level cities, 5 county-level cities and 56 counties, with a population of 59.86 million as of 2000, and mainly including ethnic groups of Han, Hui, Manchu, Zhuang, Miao and She, etc.
Anhui Cuisine, one of the Eight Most Famous Cuisines in China, features the local culinary arts of Huizhou. Most famous dishes include Stewed Soft Shell Turtle with Ham, Bamboo Shoots Cooked with Sausage and Dried Mushroom, and etc.
Hui Opera, Lu Opera, Huangmei Opera, and Fengyang Flower Drum, etc.
Special Local Products
The special local products include the Four Treasures of Study -- Xuan paper, Chinese paintbrushes, Hui ink, Xi inkstone, as well as some world-renowned tea products.
Anhui Province is called Wan for short, with Hefei as its capital city. Anhui was officially established as a Province in 1667 in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The word, "Anhui", derives from the acronym of Anqing prefecture and Huizhou prefecture. Anhui abounds in natural resources. It is one of the important agricultural provinces, with products ranging from rice, wheat, cotton, vegetable oil crops, cotton, tea, jute, silkworm cocoons, and roast tobacco, etc. Its main mineral deposits are coal, iron ore, and copper ore.
Anhui is famous for its picturesque mountains and rivers. Huangshan Mountain, Jiuhua Mountain, Tiazhu Mountain, and Qiyun Mountain are well-known mountains, and the region's premier tourist attractions, some of which have been inscribed in UNESCO's World Nature Heritage List.
More about the provinces of China
- Anhui Province
is called Wan for short, with Hefei as its capital city.
- Beijing Province
Beijing is the one of the birthplaces of Chinese Civilization and one of the six ancient capital cities in China.
- Chongqing Province
Chongqing is called Yu for short. It is situated in the southeast of the Sichuan Basin and the confluence between the Yangtze River and the Jialing River.
- Fujian Province
Fujian has well-developed agriculture, forestry and fishery. Its mild, humid, subtropical and marine climate is especially conducive to crop production.
- Gansu Province
is also called Long or Gan for short. It is the cradle of Chinese culture.
- Guangdong Province
Guangdong is bounded by the South China Sea and is the southern gateway of China.
- Guangxi Province
The Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Gui for short, is named after its history as the prefecture of Guilin County in the Qin Dynasty
- Guizhou Province
The landforms with widely dispersed karst topography in have created picturesque scenery with grandeur.
- Hainan Province
What particularly attracts tourists, both domestic and foreign, to Hainan is its characteristic beauty of south China with sunshine, beaches, seawater and hot springs.
- Hebei Province
As Hebei surrounds the nation's capital, Beijing, it is a geographically important province.
- Heilongjiang Province
Lying in the northernmost part of northeast China, Heilongjlang Province is the province with the longest winters.
- Henan Province
Henan, an agricultural province, lies in the middle-lower reaches of the Yellow River.
- Hong Kong SAR
Hong Kong, with an area of 1071.8 square kilometers, is a Special Administrative Region of China since China resumed its sovereignty from the British Government on July 1, 1997.
- Hubei Province
Renowned as the Province of a Thousand Lakes, Hubei abounds in natural, historic and cultural resources.
- Hunan Province
, known as Xiang for short, is located at the south bank of the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, with Changsha as its provincial capital.
- Inner Mongolia Province
The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is also called Inner Mongolia for short, with Hohhot as its capital city.
- Jiangsu Province
Jiangsu boasts the largest number of historical and cultural cities in China.
- Jiangxi Province
Jiangxi lies to the south of the Yangtze River valley, and is named for being situated west of the Ganjiang River.
- Jilin Province
is called Ji for short, whose capital city is Changchun.
- Liaoning Province
in the southern part of northeast China is bounded by the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea in the south, with a coastline 2,187 kilometers long.
- Macao SAR
Comprising of the Macao Peninsula, Taipa and Coloane islands, Macao is a Special Administrative Region since China resumed its sovereignty from the Portuguese Government on December 20, 1999.
- Ningxia Province
Ning is the short shortened form for the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, with Yinchuan as its capital city.
- Qinghai Province
Qinghai lies in the upper reaches of the Yangtze and the Yellow river valleys in the southern part of northwestern China.
- Shaanxi Province
is called Shaan for short, with Xi'an as the provincial capital.
- Shandong Province
Shandong is a key production area of grain, cotton and oil crops.
- Shanghai Province
Shanghai is one of the four municipalities directly under the Central Government.
- Shanxi Province
The land of Shanxi is one of the origins of Chinese civilization, exhibiting evidence of human settlement over a million years ago.
- Sichuan Province
Sichuan, generally classified as a rice region, abounds in agricultural products.
- Tianjin Province
Tianjin is one of the four centrally administered municipalities. In ancient times, this area was part of the sea stretching to the horizon.
- Tibet Province
Tibet Autonomous Region is located on southwest China border areas, with Lhasa as the provincial capital.
- Xinjiang Province
The Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is located in Northwest China, with its capital city in Urumqi.
- Yunnan Province
Yunnan is the province with biggest number of ethnic minorities in China.
- Zhejiang Province
, which is reputed as the Land of Silk and produces one third of China's raw silk, brocade and satin, lies on the southeastern coast.