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The business district of Wuhu seen at night from across the Mirror Lake.
The business district of Wuhu seen at night from across the Mirror Lake.

Wúhú (芜湖) is the second largest city in the province of Anhui in the People's Republic of China. Located in the south-east of the province on the Yangtze River (Changjiang), it had an estimated population of 457,900 as of 1994. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) The business district of Wuhu, in the southeast of Chinas Anhui province, seen from across Mirror Lake at night. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x768, 160 KB) The business district of Wuhu, in the southeast of Chinas Anhui province, seen from across Mirror Lake at night. ... Anhui (Chinese: 安徽; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: An-hui; Postal System Pinyin: Ngan-hui, Anhwei or An-hwei) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Length 6,380 km Elevation of the source  ? m Average discharge 31,900 m³/s Area watershed 1,800,000 km² Origin Qinghai Province and Tibet Mouth East China Sea Basin countries China The Yangtze River (Chinese: 扬子江; pinyin: ) is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


Wuhu is a dìjí shì, meaning that its municipal government covers an area which previously formed a prefecture, including large rural areas. The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect; consequentally, like that word, is its applied in English in relation to actual Prefects, whose title is just that (or the forms it takes in other, especially Romance, languages), in the broadest sense in...


Wuhu is known to have been inhabited since at least 770 BCE. In 1644, the Hongguang Emperor (better known as the Prince of Fu), one of the last emperors of the Ming Dynasty, was captured by forces of the new Qing Dynasty in Wuhu. The city became a treaty port in 1876 and has remained a commercial center since that time. The city's Roman Catholic cathedral, St. Joseph Cathedral (圣若瑟主教座堂), dates from this time. ... // Events February to August - Explorer Abel Tasmans second expedition for the Dutch East India Company maps the north coast of Australia. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Qing Dynasty (Manchu: daicing gurun; Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: qÄ«ng cháo; Wade-Giles: ching chao), sometimes known as the Manchu Dynasty, was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China expanded into China proper and the surrounding territories of Inner Asia, establishing... Nanking, August 29, 1842, Peace Treaty between the Queen of Great Britain and the Emperor of China The Treaty of Nanking (南京條約) is the agreement which marked the end of the First Opium War between the United Kingdom and China. ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ...


Other notable sights in Wuhu include Mirror Lake (镜湖; Jìnghú) and Zheshan, a large hill.


Wuhu is home to institutes of higher education such as Anhui Normal University (安徽师笵大学; abbreviated Ānshīdà)


Notable natives of Wuhu include painter Xiao Yuncong (1596-1673) and film actress Zhào Wēi (born 1976) and acclaimed computer scientist Qun Zhang. Events February 5 - 26 catholics crucified in Nagasaki, Japan. ... Events The English Test Act was passed. ... Vicki Zhao (Simplified Chinese: 赵薇; Traditional Chinese: 趙薇; pinyin: (born March 12, 1976) is an Asian film actress. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


External link

  • Wuhu government website
  • Basic information about Wuhu


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; 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 is a city in the East of Central China in the South of Anhui province. ... Bengbu (蚌埠; pinyin: Bàngbù) (Bangbu, Pang-pu or Peng-pu; meaning Clam Wharf or Oyster Quay) is a city in the Anhui Province 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. ... 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; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hofei) is the capital of Anhui Province of China. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Huainan (淮南市) is a city in Anhui province of the Peoples Republic of China and the seat of Huainan prefecture. ... Huangshan (黄山市; pinyin: Huángshān Shì) is a prefecture-level city in Anhui province of the 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. ... 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. ... 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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