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Huainan

Huainan
Administration
Full nameHuainan
Official name淮南市
Native name淮南
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
County-level divisions6
Township-level divisions66
Government
City seatTianjia'an District
( )
CPC SecretaryYang Zhenchao (杨振超)
MayorCao Yong (曹勇)
Geography
Total Area975 sq mi (2526 km2)
Urban Area589 sq mi (1526 km2)
Metro Area740.7 sq mi (1919 km2)
Demography
Total Population2334000 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1626905
Metro (pop.)1899740
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code554
License Plate Prefix皖D

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Huainan ( ) is a prefecture-level city with 2,334,000 inhabitants in central Anhui Province, People’s Republic of China. It borders the provincial capital of Hefei to the south, Lu’an to the southwest, Fuyang to the west, Bozhou to the northwest, Bengbu to the northeast and Chuzhou to the east.

Its built up area is home to 1,899,740 inhabitants in 2010 spread out on 4 districts (Tianjia'an, Datong, Xiejiaji, Bagongshan and 1 county Fengtai) nowadays in agglomeration.

The name traditionally refers to the entire area south of the Huai River and north of the Yangtze River, which includes the present day central Anhui. The historic political centers of the Huainan area were situated in Yangzhou and Shouchun (present day Shou County).


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