The People’s Republic of China Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo

Commencing with the Qin dynasty (221-206 B.C.), Anhui was the first region of southern China to be settled by the ethnic group known as the Hans. It suffered considerable hardship and distress when the Huanghe river changed its course in the mid-18th c. The province was occupied by the Japanese during the Second World War. History

After 1949 the province’s economy developed through the mining of coal and iron and copper ore, and it became a centre of heavy industry. There are some 4-4 million ha/11 million acres of agricultural land, more than a half of which is irrigated; the main crops are rice, grain, soya beans, sweet potatoes, cotton and tea. Economy

The provincial capital of Hefei, Ma’anshan and Wuhu (see entries), together with the famous Huangshan Mountains (see Wuhu), are all of interest. Places to visit

The People’s Republic of China Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo Photo Gallery



Leave a Reply

+ fifty = fifty two