Ankang (Chinese安康 市, pinyin Ankang shì ) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Shaanxi province in the People's Republic of China. It is situated at 300 m altitude in the valley of the River Han Jiang. The administrative area of the city of Ankang has an area of 23,529 km ² and approximately 2.95 million inhabitants ( end of 2004).
At county level, Ankang is composed of a municipality and nine circles. These are:
- Municipality Hanbin (汉滨区), 3652 km ², 950,000 inhabitants, the center and seat of the municipal government;
- Circle Hanyin (汉阴县), 1347 km ², 290,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Shiquan (石泉 县), 1525 km ², 180,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Ningshan (宁陕 县), 3678 km ², 70,000 inhabitants;
- District Ziyang (紫阳县), 2204 km ², 340,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Langao (岚皋 县), 1851 km ², 170,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Pingli (平 利 县), 2627 km ², 230,000 inhabitants;
- Zhenping county (镇坪 县), 1503 km ², 60,000 inhabitants;
- Circle Xunyang (旬阳县), 3554 km ², 450,000 inhabitants;
- Baihe county (白河县), 1450 km ², 210,000 inhabitants.
In Ankang, there is an office for religious affairs. The city is since March 28, 1928 the Apostolic Prefecture Hinganfu the Roman Catholic Church.
Ankang has an airport ( IATA code AKA ) and is the terminus of the railway line Xi'an - Ankang, which opened on 8 January 2001.
- Place in Shaanxi
- District -free city (China)
- Million city