Hefei, the capital city of Anhui Province, is located in the middle
part of China between the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River and
beside Chaohu Lake. It occupies an area of 7,029 square kilometers
of which the built-up urban area is 838.52 square kilometers. With
a total population of about five million, the urban residents
number about 2.7 million. As the provincial seat, the city is the
political, economic, cultural, commercial and trade, transportation
and information centre of Anhui Province as well as one of the
important national scientific research and education bases.
The city was named one of the three national garden cities , and it
enjoys the reputation of"the Green City."The Feishui River runs
through it and it is surrounded by lush trees and fragrant flowers
all the year around. The layout of the city proper features"Gardens
in the City, and the City in Gardens.
"This is said to be unique in China. Hefei has been declared an
excellent city for tourism in China because of its numerous tourist
destinations. Such beautiful scenic spots as Bao Gao Park,
Xiaoyaojin Park and Huancheng Park are located in the Hefei urban
area, while Mt. Dashu, Mt. Zipeng, and Huiyuan Theme Park in
suburban Hefei are highlights in the area.
Hefei Telephone Area code: 0551
Postal zip code: 230000