Anqing (安庆 市) is a prefecture-level city in east central China and southern China's Anhui province. The city has an area of 15,398 km ² and approximately 6.04 million inhabitants ( 2002).
Anqing is made up of three districts, one urban district and seven counties:
- Municipality Yingjiang (迎 江区);
- Municipality Daguan (大观 区);
- Municipality Yixiu (宜 秀 区);
- Circle Huaining (怀宁 县);
- Circle Zongyang (枞阳县);
- Circle Qianshan (潜山 县);
- Circle Taihu (太湖 县);
- Susong county (宿松 县);
- Circle Wangjiang (望江县);
- Circle Yuexi (岳西 县);
- Tongcheng City (桐城市).
Ethnic Breakdown of total population Anqings (2000)
In census 2000 5.180.000 inhabitants were counted in Anqing.
Anqing is located on the north bank of the Yangtze River; At this point the river narrows and is therefore easy to cross.
The city was founded in the 2nd century BC in the Han Dynasty. In the 12th century it was the seat of a military prefecture and was named Anqing. In the Taiping Rebellion against the Qing dynasty in the 19th century Anqing was one of the most important strongholds of the insurgents, after the city in 1853 by the rebel leader Hong Xiuquan ( Hung Hsiu- Ch'uan ) was taken. 1861 conquered the Chinese army back the city. Towards the end of the 19th century Anqing was a center of the defense industry.
Located in the urban area Zhenfeng Pagoda (振 风 塔, Zhenfeng tǎ ) and the Former Residence of Zhao Puchu (世 太史 第, Shìtàishǐdì ) are on the list of monuments of the People's Republic of China.
Anqing is the central hub for tea, which is grown in the surrounding mountains. There is an oil refinery and other petrochemical industries.
Anqing is a sister city of Calabasas in California.
30.5117.03333333333Koordinaten: 30 ° 30 'N, 117 ° 2' O
- Place in Anhui
- District -free city (China)
- Million city