Huludao (葫芦岛 市) is a prefecture -level city in northeast China's Liaoning Province. It has about 2.823 million inhabitants ( 2010) on an area of ​​10,343 km ².

The city was re-formed on 1 January 1990 as Jinxi and renamed Huludao 1994.

Administrative Divisions

At county level, sets the prefecture-level city of three boroughs, an independent city and two circles together. These are:

  • City Longgang District (龙港区, Lónggǎng Qū )
  • City Lianshan District (连山区, Lianshan Qū )
  • Municipality Nanpiao (南 票 区, Nanpiao Qū )
  • District-free city of Xingcheng (兴 城市, Xingcheng Shì )
  • Circle Suizhong (绥中 县, Suizhong Xiàn ) and
  • Circle Jianchang (建昌 县, Jianchang Xiàn ).

Geography and climate

Huludao is subject to a continental monsoon climate. The rainfall is about 550 to 650 mm per year. The temperatures correspond Central European climate. It has an average of about 2,700 hours of sunshine.


The resources of molybdenum, zinc, iron, oil and gas are recycled. There are rich fruit-growing and fishing. Due to the many historical items and also the large number of sandy beaches, there are some tourism in Huludao.

In Huludao there is a large yard. There were and also all nuclear submarines of class Han, Xia, Shang and Jin are built. Also why Huludao was closed to foreigners until 1996. The Hamburg-based shipping FHBertling awarded the contract to build four ships. These were the first civilian and the same for export ships on this yard.


A portion of the Great Wall runs in the commune Lijiabao (李家 堡乡) by the circle Suizhong and then ends at the Shanhai Pass in Shanhaiguan at the sea. In Jiumenkou where it crosses a river, you will find the only place the wall that leads through water. This place was more common place in the history of battles.