Anhui Province got its name from the cities of Anqing and Huizhou (presently called Huangshan City). It covers 139,400 sq km (53,800 sq mi) and is the 22nd biggest province in China by area. The province has a population of 61.5 million people, making it the 8th most populous. It has a GDP of CNY 1 trillion in 2009, the 14th highest in China, and a per capita GDP of CNY 16,391, the 26th in the country.
Anhui Province has existed since the 17th century. It is on the North China Plain drained by the Huai He river to the north and Yangtze River to the south. In the center of the province is Lake Chaohu, its largest lake. The province experiences a temperate climate with the north being marginally colder than the south.
Going to Anhui Province
The Hefei Luogang Airport (HEF) receives domestic flights from Beijing and Shanghai by China Eastern Airlines.