City is the provincial capital of Anhui Province. It has an area
of 7266 square kilometers and a population of 3.92 million.
Hefei City is located the middle of Janghuai
hilly land, the main part of which is on the gently undulating
plain. To the south is the Chao Lake, one of the five famous big
fresh-water lakes in the country; it belongs to the subtropical
monsoon climatic zone. The annual average temperature is 15.7ºC
and the yearly precipitation, 1000mm; the frost-free period is
approximately 245 days.
Machinery, electronics, chemistry, iron
and steel, textile, foodstuffs and cigarette are the main industries
in Hefei City. The production of refrigerators has occupied a
very important place in the country. Paddy rice, wheat, cotton,
rapeseed and flue-cured tobacco are the main agricultural products.
In fishery, freshwater fishery is cultivated.
Hefei City is one of the important railway hubs of China. Transportation by waterway can enter into
the Yangtse River through Nanfei River; Highway and airway communications
are very convenient. In the city are such places of historic interest
and scenic spots as Leisure and Carefree Ford, Mingjiao Temple
and the Bao Gong (the upright Judge) Temple. The Town God Temple
Fair is a Commercial Street modeled after the ancients with the
Town God Temple as its center. On the Chao Lake, mists and waves
stretch far into the distance. The landscape is exquisitely graceful.
It is worth visiting. There are many local products and specialties,
such as handicraft articles made from bamboo, famous paintings,
Silver Fish and Sesame pancake.