Hefei Walking Tour, China's Newest Tier-1 City | Anhui Province | 4K HDR | 安徽合肥
Hefei is the capital and largest city of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China. A prefecture-level city, it is the political, economic, and cultural center of Anhui. Historically, Hefei is known for its relics from the Three Kingdoms times, and is the hometown of Baozheng, a famous judge in Chinese history. It was a strategic spot by Huai River and in southeast China, where military forces often vied for occupation.
Anhui was long one of China's poorest and most undeveloped areas. Since 1949, however, successful attempts have been made to utilize the province's economic and human resources. Dubbed the ‘City of Science and Education’ due to its more than 200 universities and research centers/laboratories scattered throughout the city, Hefei is the capital of the Anhui Province in Eastern China. The city itself has five counties and four districts under its jurisdiction, and has a population of over 9.37 million. It is also serves as the political, economic and cultural hub of the province, and houses an administrative area covering 4,372 square miles.
Hefei also plays an important role in linking central China’s coastal regions due to its convenient location located between the Yangtze and the Huaihe Rivers. In addition to its proximity to these rivers, Hefei is easily accessible by air, rail and metro which effectively make it a centrally-located commercial hub. Hefei is a comprehensive manufacturing-based industrial city, and the manufacturers located there are capable of producing everything from electrical appliances and daily-use chemical products, to specialized automobiles such as forklift trucks. In addition to manufacturing, the city’s economy is founded on the following key industries: Automobiles Home appliances Chemicals New materials Information technology Biopharmaceuticals Food processing Hefei, the capital of Anhui Province, located in the central region of China (Geographical coordinates: 32`N and 117`E) between Yangtze and Huaihe Rivers and near Chaohu Lake.
It possesses a strategically important location easily accessible from all directions of the country, and it connects the vast area of Central China. Hefei, well known both at home and abroad as “a historic site famous from the Three Kingdoms Period and the hometown of Lord Bao”, is a city with a history of more than 2000 years. Since the later Eastern Han Dynasty, it had been made governance site several times of the local government as a county or prefecture, constantly an important administration center and a crucial military stronghold in the region between Huaihe River and Yangtze River.
The name of “Hefei” first appeared in the Collected Biographies of Merchants under the Historical Records written by Sima Qian, a famous writer and historiographer in Chinese history. It goes like: Hefei, impacted economically from both north and south, was a collection and distribution center for furs, leather, aquatic products and timber. Between Qin and Han Dynasties, it was chartered as Hefei County, coming under the jurisdiction of Jiujiang Prefecture.
Liu Xiu, an emperor of the Eastern Han Dynasty, upgraded Hefei to be a Kingdom. By the Three Kingdoms Period, Hefei was the seat of the government of Yangzhou Prefecture. Then between Ming and Qing Dynasties, it became the seat of the government of Luzhou Prefecture. Hence Hefei came to be also known as Luzhou. Hefei enjoys a subtropical humid monsoon climate featuring mild climate with distinct seasons and appropriate precipitation. In spring the temperature varies frequently with an obvious raining period, rainfall concentrates in summer while autumn has crisp air and clear sky.
The average temperature is 15.7℃, the mean precipitation is about 1000 millimeters and sunshine-time accounts for 2100 hours annually. Since the opening-up and reform, Hefei has entered a fast track for its economic and social development. Its GDP has grown at a two-digit rate for more 20 years, resulting in a constant increase in its economic comprehensive strength.