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Encyclopedia > Bengbu
蚌埠市
Bèngbù Shì
Bengbu is highlighted in red
Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Longzihu District
(32°56′N 117°21′E)
Area 5,952 km²
Population 3,469,700 (2004)
GDP
- Total
- Per Capita
 
¥26.37 billion (2004)
¥7,621 (2004)
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 7
Township-level divisions 74
CPC Committee Secretary
Mayor Hua Jianhui (花建慧)
Area code 552
Postal Code 233000
(Urban center)
233300, 233400, 233700
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 皖C

Bengbu (Chinese: 蚌埠; Hanyu Pinyin: Bèngbù; literally "Clam Wharf" or "Oyster Quay"; other spellings: P'engpu, Bangbu, Pang-pu or Peng-pu) is a prefecture-level city with a population of 585,000 in northern Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It borders Suzhou to the north, Huaibei to the northwest, Bozhou to the west, Huainan to the southwest, Chuzhou to the south, and the province of Jiangsu to the east. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1341, 500 KB) Description: Maps of Anhui Province of China Source: Date: On October 11 2005 Author: Photo taken by Fanghong Permission: File links The following pages link to this file: Bengbu ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 100 Renminbi Yuan issued in 1999 The renminbi (Simplified Chinese: 人民币; Traditional Chinese: 人民幣; Hanyu Pinyin: ; literally peoples currency) is the official currency in the mainland of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... The Peoples Republic of China officially describes itself as a multi-ethnic unitary state and as such officially recognizes 56 nationalities or mínzú (民族), within China: the Han being the majority (>92%), and the remaining 55 nationalities being the national minorities. ... Han Chinese (Simplified Chinese: 汉族; Traditional Chinese: 漢族; Hanyu pinyin: ) is a term which refers to the majority ethnic group within China and the largest single human ethnic group in the world. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (official name) or Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... The Chinese Telephone Code Plan is the way to group telephone numbers in mainland China. ... The Postal code for the Peoples Republic of China is under a numeric 6-digit system for the whole country. ... Blue PRC licence plates of the 1992 standard (August 2004 image). ... Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: 汉语拼音; Traditional Chinese: 漢語拼音; Pinyin: , lit. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... Anhui (Chinese: 安徽; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: An-hui; Postal System Pinyin: Ngan-hui, Anhwei or An-hwei) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng (省 shÄ›ng), which is an administrative division of China. ... Suzhou (Simplified Chinese: 宿州; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Bozhou (亳州; pinyin: Bózhōu) is a city in northwestern Anhui, China (Bozhou_shi). ... Huainan (Chinese: 淮南; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Chuzhou (滁州) is a city with more 228,000 inhabitants (2004) Chuzhou prefecture in the East of Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ...

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Administration

The prefecture-level city of Bengbu administers 7 county-level divisions, including 4 districts and 3 counties. A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ...

  • Longzihu District (龙子湖区)
  • Bengshan District (蚌山区)
  • Yuhui District (禹会区)
  • Huaishang District (淮上区)
  • Huaiyuan County (怀远县)
  • Wuhe County (五河县)
  • Guzhen County (固镇县)

These are further divided into 74 township-level divisions, including 36 towns, 19 townships and 19 subdistricts. Wuhe County (Chinese 五河县) is a district in Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... When referring to Political Divisions of China, town is the standard English translation of the Chinese 镇 (zhèn). ... When referring to Political Divisions of China, township is the standard English translation of the Chinese 乡 (xiāng). ... The Subdistrict is one of the smallest Political_divisions_of_China. ...


Geography

Bengbu is located 135 km north of Nanjing, on the Huai River. It is divided into two parts: greater Bengbu on the south bank of the river and little Bengbu on the north bank. Nanjing (Chinese: 南京; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Nan-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Nanking), is the capital of Chinas Jiangsu Province and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. ... Huai He The Huai River (Chinese: 淮河; pinyin: ) is about mid-way between the Yellow River (Huang He) and the Yangtze River. ...


History

Bengbu has always been a hub of water and land communications in Anhui province, and a major distribution centre for the Huai basin. The name echoes its former reputation as a center of the freshwater pearl fishery. Freshwater pearls are a kind of pearl that comes from freshwater mussels. ...


In 1948, during the Chinese Civil War, the Communist People's Liberation Army won a decisive victory over Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist (KMT) forces near Bengbu, in the Battle of Huaihai. 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Combatants Chinese Nationalist Party Chinese Communist Party Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Mao Zedong Strength 3,600,000 circa June 1948 2,800,000 circa June 1948 The Chinese Civil War (Traditional Chinese: 國共内戰; Simplified Chinese: 国共内战; Pinyin: ; literally Nationalist-Communist Civil War) was a conflict in China between the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist... The Communist Party of China (CPC) (official name) or Chinese Communist Party (CCP) (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is the ruling political party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Chiang Kai-shek (October 31, 1887 – April 5, 1975) was a Chinese military and political leader who assumed the leadership of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the death of Sun Yat-sen in 1925. ... The Chinese Nationalist Party (Traditional Chinese: 中國國民黨; Simplified Chinese: 中国国民党; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chung1-kuo2 Kuo2-min2-tang3; Tongyong Pinyin: Jhōngguó Guómíndǎng), commonly known as the Kuomintang (KMT), is a conservative political party currently active in the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan. ...


Economy

Bengbu is now a famous food city in Anhui province. Food-related industries account for 44% of the city's industrial production. The city's other industries include engineering works, textiles, glass making, chemicals, and electronics.


Food

Bengbu is one of the centers of the Yanhuai cuisine, one of the three noted cuisines of Anhui province. The dishes tend to be salty and slightly hot, with thick soups. One of the famous dishes is fuliji (braised chicken), whose 13 herbs and spices give it a rich aroma.


Colleges and universities

  • Anhui University of Finance and Economics

Social Welfare Institute

Address: Bengbu Social Welfare Institute, 950 Chaoyang Road, Bengbu, Anhui Province, China 233000

  • BengBu-families An e-Group for families who have adopted from the Bengbu Social Welfare Institute

External links

  • Government website of Bengbu (in Simplified Chinese)


Prefecture-level divisions of Anhui
Prefecture-level cities: Anqing | Bengbu | Bozhou | Chaohu | Chizhou | Chuzhou | Fuyang | Hefei

Huaibei | Huainan | Huangshan | Lu'an | Ma'anshan | Suzhou | Tongling | Wuhu | Xuancheng Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Anhui (Chinese: 安徽; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: An-hui; Postal System Pinyin: Ngan-hui, Anhwei or An-hwei) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Anqing (Simplified Chinese: 安庆; Pinyin: is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Bozhou (亳州; pinyin: Bózhōu) is a city in northwestern Anhui, China (Bozhou_shi). ... Chaohu (巢湖) is a city with several 100,000 inhabitants in Chaohu prefecture in Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Chizhou (Simplified Chinese: æ± å·ž; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Chuzhou (滁州) is a city with more 228,000 inhabitants (2004) Chuzhou prefecture in the East of Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Fuyang (阜阳; pinyin: Fǔyáng) is a prefecture-level city of more than 100,000 inhabitants in Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Hefei (Chinese: 合肥; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hofei) is a prefecture-level city and the provincial capital of Anhui province, China. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Huainan (Chinese: 淮南; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in central Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Huangshan (黄山市; pinyin: Huángshān Shì) is a prefecture-level city in Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Liuan (Simplified Chinese: 六安; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Maanshan (Simplified Chinese: 马鞍山; Traditional Chinese: 馬鞍山; pinyin: ) is an industrial city on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Anhui province, about 50 km southwest of Nanjing. ... Suzhou (Simplified Chinese: 宿州; Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Anhui province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Cities on the Yangtze, between Wuhan and Shanghair Tongling (Simplified Chinese: 铜陵; Traditional Chinese: 銅陵; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Tung2-ling2) is a city in Anhui province of China. ... The business district of Wuhu seen at night from across the Mirror Lake. ... Xuancheng is a city with more than 100 000 inhabitants in Eastern Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...

List of Anhui County-level divisions

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