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Huludao

Huludao
Administration
Full nameHuludao
Official name葫芦岛市
Native name葫芦岛
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceLiaoning
Government
CPC Party SecretaryChen Xiaokun
MayorSun Zhaolin
Geography
Total Area4020.2 sq mi (10415|area_land_km2= km2)
Demography
Total Population2,787,032|population_density_km2= (2007)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postcode11250nn
Area code429

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Huludao ( ) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Liaoning Province, China. It is one of the two principal cities (the other one is Jinzhou) in the Liaoxi Corridor (辽西走廊). Known as Jinxi until 1994, Huludao has a total area of 10,415 square kilometers and a population of 2.87 million, of which some 531,000 live in the city proper. Its name literally means "Gourd Island".

Suizhong County, which lies within the prefecture, is the hometown of China's first astronaut Yang Liwei.


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