Huainan (淮南 市) is a prefecture -level city in the Chinese province of Anhui. The administrative area of the city has an area of ​​2526 km ² and approximately 2.31 ​​million inhabitants ( end of 2004).

Located in their field site of Shouzhou - kiln (寿州 窑 遗址, Shouzhou Yao yízhǐ ) is on the list of monuments of the People's Republic of China.

Administrative Divisions

At county level, Huainan is composed of five boroughs and a circle:


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The Huainan City was founded in 283 BC by farmers. Due to the large agricultural areas, the city has quickly become the " breadbasket " of Anhui Prefecture.

In 1112 a census was ordered by Mayor Gohku Wong, who showed a population of 15,923.

After decades of rise and development of the so-called " black 50 years " broke on. From 1580 to 1630 the harvest failed to materialize on the fertile land of the city environment. There was a severe famine, the number of unemployed rose dramatically and it began a large exodus from the city.

Then In 1630, there was a persistent over a week storm that nearly destroyed the city. After the storm was deducted, the fields, however, were surprisingly fertile again, and it began the construction of the city, which also was quickly followed by a renewed economic boom.

The city became a cultural and religious center. In addition, the emperor built several residences and palaces in the district of the city.

Urban Development

2008 of 190 million RMB expensive Dongshan Tunnel was opened. It opens up the southern urban area beyond the Dongshan bastide, the Huainan been limited in the south. On the earlier agricultural land created a large-scale new district. A rectangular road network is already completed. Numerous residential developments are under construction; some have been completed in early 2012. A concert hall in the form of a piano grand piano and a violin is already built, and a theater is under construction. There are plans for an amusement park.