Hefei Overview

Hefei City, is sometimes referred to as “Lu”, and is also known as “Lu Zhou,” the capital and the largest city in Anhui Province of the People’s Republic of China. It is the Anhui Province’s political, economic, cultural, information, transportation, finance and business center, and the Comprehensive National Science Center of China. Yangtze River Delta City Cluster Subcenter, Minjiang City Belt and Hefei City Circle Core City. Hefei is located between the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River and embraces Chaohu Lake. It is located in the center of Anhui Province, and is adjacent to Chenzhou and Maanshan in the east, Wuhu City, Tongling City and Anqing City in the south, Lu'an City in the west, and Huainan City in the north. There are 4 districts, 4 counties and 1 county-level city. The city has a total area of 1,1445.1 square kilometers (including 770 square kilometers of Chaohu Lake). In 2017, the urban built-up area is 460 square kilometers. As of the end of 2017, the city’s permanent population was 7,965,500, and the urbanization rate of permanent residents was 73.75%. Hefei has a long history and has been established for more than two thousand years since the establishment of the Qin and Han dynasties. It has become an important administrative, economic, and military center in the Jianghuai region.