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Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 4
Municipal seat Guichi District

(30°38′N117°28′E / 30.633°N 117.467°E / 30.633; 117.467)
 • CPC Secretary Wang Hong (王宏
 • Mayor Yong Chenghan (雍成瀚)
 • Total 9,423 km2 (3,638 sq mi)
 • Total 1,550,000
 • Density 160/km2 (430/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (CST)
Area code(s) 0566
ISO 3166 code CN-AH-17
GDP (2017) CNY 65.41 million yuan
 - per capita CNY 38,014 US$5,992
License Plate Prefix 皖R
City trees

Camphor tree (Cinnamomum bodinieri Levl.)

City flowers

Armenian plum (Armeniaca vulgaris)

Chizhou (Chinese: 池州; pinyin: Chízhōu) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Anhui province, China. It borders Anqing to the northwest, Tongling and Wuhu to the northeast, Xuancheng to the east, Huangshan to the southeast, and the province of Jiangxi to the southwest.

Mount Jiuhua (Jǐuhuáshān), located in Qingyang county, is one of the four sacred mountains of Chinese buddhism.

In May 1949, the Chizhou Special Administrative Region was established under the jurisdiction of the people's Administrative Office of Southern Anhui and the Chizhou Special Administrative Office in Guichi county.

From February 1952 to May 1965, Chizhou Special Area was abolished, and the counties under its jurisdiction were divided into Anqing Special Area, Huizhou Special Area and Wuhu Special Area respectively.

From May 1965 to January 1980, the Chizhou special zone was set up, directly under Anhui province.

From January 1980 to August 1988, Chizhou Special Area was abolished and counties under its jurisdiction were incorporated into Anqing Special Area, Xuancheng Special Area and Huizhou Special Area.

In August 1988, the Chizhou area was relocated to Anhui province.

On 26 June 2000, Guichi District, Dongzhi County, Qingyang County, Shitai County, Jiuhua Mountain Scenic Area and Chizhou Economic and Technological Development Zone were withdrawn and built.

Administration [ edit ]

The prefecture-level city of Chizhou administers four county-level divisions, including one district and three counties.


Transport [ edit ]

Chizhou is served by high speed train and the Tongling–Jiujiang Railway.Chizhou Jiuhuashan Airport was opened in August 2013, serving Tongling and Mount Jiuhua.

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