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Address: No. 1, East Meicheng Road, Qingjiangpu District, Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China
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More Information on Huai'an
Huai'an, referring to "Everlasting Peace of the Huaihe River" in Chinese, is a city with its mythology related to flood control in the history of ancient China. It is said that a legendary emperor, Yu the Great, was once taming the Huaihe River here. Su is short for Jiangsu, a province located along the eastern coast of China between east longitude 116°18′ and 121°57′, north latitude 30°45′ and 35°20′. With the Yellow Sea to the east, Jiangsu adjoins the provinces of Anhui and Shandong in the west and north, respectively, with Zhejiang Province and Shanghai as its neighbors in the southeast.
Huai'an is the home of two major freshwater lakes: Hongze Lake and Baima Lake. It's also the land where a well-known Chinese cuisine, called Huaiyang, originated. Huai'an has been proclaimed a national historical and cultural city by the State Council. Its economy is booming, and it has established multiple ties with more than 100 countries and regions.
Geography, Climate and Resources
Located in the northern Jiangsu Plain, Huai'an City borders Anhui Province to the southwest, Yangzhou to the southeast and Lianyungang to the north. It's a two-hour drive to Nanjing, the provincial capital of Jiangsu, and four hours to Shanghai.
One of the city's attractions is Hongze Lake, the fourth-largest freshwater lake in China, occupying an area of 2,069 square kilometers. It has been dubbed "Lake of Treasures." Adjacent to the Grand Canal and other major rivers, Huai'an has a highly developed irrigation and water transportation system. The most important natural resource, besides water, includes rock salt, crude oil and natural gas.
Huai'an has a subtropical monsoon climate with humid changeable wind and the average temperature ranges from 15° to 20°C. The city has an abundant annual rainfall and the raining season is from the middle of June to July.
Huai'an jurisdiction includes eight county-level divisions, of which four are districts, four are counties. The special industrial zones are specifically designated as new investment areas. The districts and counties are as follows:
-- Huai'an District
-- Huaiyin District
-- Qingjiangpu District
-- Hongze County
-- Jinhu County
-- Lianshui County
-- Xuyi County
Transportation and Tourism
Huai'an had its first railway, Xin-Chang Railway, in 2005, which runs through the city from north to south. Five major highways/expressways connect Huai'an to all its neighbors and other provinces, including Jinghu (Beijing-Shanghai), Ningsuxu (Nanjing-Suqian-Xuzhou), Huaiyan (Huai'an-Yancheng), Huaisu (Huai'an-Suqian) and Ninghuai (Nanjing-Huai'an) expressways. Huai'an airport is under construction. Huai'an port is a prestigious commercial port in northern Jiangsu, using its water resources including the Grand Canal and the North Jiangsu Irrigation Channel. Tourist destinations include many parks, gardens and historical relics, including Ming Royal Cemetery, Xuyi National Forest Park, Hongze Lake, etc.
Huai'an has well instituted compulsory primary education system and the secondary schools achieves significant graduate rate. There are seven higher learning institutions in the city, including the Huaiyin Institute of Technology, Huaiyin Normal University, Huai'an Vocational College of Information and Technology etc.
Huai'an is known for its notable figures in Chinese history. Zhou Enlai, the well-respected first Chinese Premier, spent his first 12 years here. Han Xin, military general and strategist in the Han Dynasty, helped the first Han emperor Liu Bang established the Han. Wu Cheng'en, (1500-1582), novelist in the Ming Dynasty, authored Journey to the West and other works.