24 Facts About Anhui


Name "Anhui" derives from the names of two cities: Anqing and Huizhou.

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Administration of Anhui is composed of the provincial administrative system, led by the Governor, Provincial Congress, the People's Political Consultative Conference, and the Provincial Higher People's Court.

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Anhui is known as a province with political tradition in China's government system.

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Total GDP of Anhui Province ranked 11th among China's 31 provincial regions as of 2019.

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Anhui Province was established in the sixth year of the reign of the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing dynasty ; before that, there was no coherent concept of "Anhui".

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Anhui became parts of Yang, Yu, and Xu prefectures during Han dynasties.

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Later during the Qing dynasty, Anhui played an important role in the Self-Strengthening Movement led by Li Hongzhang, an important Prime Minister during the later Qing Dynasty.

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In terms of culture, Northern Anhui was firmly a part of the North China Plain together with modern-day Henan province, northern Jiangsu and southern Shandong provinces.

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Central Anhui was densely populated and constituted mostly of fertile land from the Huai River watershed.

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In contrast, the culture of Southern Anhui, bordered mostly along the Yangtze, was closer to Jiangxi and southern Jiangsu provinces.

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The hills of southeastern Anhui formed a unique and distinct cultural sphere of its own.

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Anhui elm, Ulmus gaussenii W C Cheng, is a medium size deciduous tree whose natural range is restricted to the valleys of the Langya limestone mountains of Chu Xian.

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Anhui is divided into sixteen prefecture-level divisions: all prefecture-level cities:.

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Politics of Anhui Province is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in mainland China.

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Governor of Anhui is the highest-ranking official in the People's Government of Anhui.

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Natural resources of Anhui include iron in Ma'anshan, coal in Huainan, and copper in Tongling.

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One of the famous Anhui-based corporations is the automobile company Chery, which is based in Wuhu.

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Anhui lacked a developed railway network until this century: most cities are now connected by a high-speed train system.

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Predominant religions in Anhui are Chinese folk religions, Taoist traditions and Chinese Buddhism.

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Huangmeixi, which originated in the environs of Anqing in southwestern Anhui, is a form of traditional Chinese opera popular across China.

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Huiju, a form of traditional opera originating in the Huizhou-speaking areas of southern Anhui, is one of the major precursors of Beijing Opera; in the 1950s, Huiju was revived.

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Anhui cuisine is one of the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine.

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Anhui has a high concentration of traditional products related to calligraphy: Xuanzhou and Huizhou are revered for producing Xuan Paper and Hui Ink, respectively, which are traditionally considered the best types of paper and ink for Chinese calligraphy.

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Anhui County is famous for the Anhui Inkstone, one of the most preferred types of inkstones.

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