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Huaihua

China.org.cn, April 22, 2015
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The city of Huaihua is situated in the southwest of Hunan Province. The city has an area totaling 27,600 square kilometers and a population of 5.3 million.

Hongjiang Ancient Business Town in Huaihua [Photo/China.org.cn]

The city lies between the Xuefeng Mountains and Wuling Mountains, with mountainous areas making up a large part of Huaihua's territory. It is a true green city, with 68.7 percent of its area covered by forests. The area has a subtropical, humid, monsoon climate featuring rich rainfall and moderate weather all year around. The annual average temperature falls round 16.4 C and average rainfall is 1,600 millimeters.

Huaihua is the most important transport hub in southwestern Hunan, with three key railways running through the city area. The city has become a major economic center linked to the neighboring provinces of Chongqing Municipality and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Hongjiang Ancient Business Town in Huaihua [Photo/China.org.cn]

The city has a good ecological environment and a majestic landscape with many historic sites. The newly discovered ancient trading town at Hongjiang is well preserved. Its marketplace, business names and offices are still clearly distinguishable, and it is of high archaeological value for the study of the history of economic and social development in western Hunan.

Huaihua's GDP topped 118.1 billion yuan in 2014, up 5.1 percent over 2013.

Xuefeng Mountain in Hongjiang, Huaihua [Photo/China.org.cn] 

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