Wudalianchi
五大连池市
Wudalianchi
Wudalianchi
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 48°45′N 126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167Coordinates: 48°45′N 126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHeilongjiang
Prefecture-level cityHeihe
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
164100
Area code(s)0456
ClimateDwb
Websitewww.hljwdlc.gov.cn

Wudalianchi (Chinese: 五大连池; pinyin: Wǔdàliánchí), formerly Dedu County (德都县), is a county-level city in Heilongjiang province, China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Heihe.

It contains a volcanic field.

The city's name means "five joint ponds" and refers to a set of interconnected lakes formed after the eruption of the volcanoes of Laoheishan (老黑山, means "Old Black Mountain") and Huoshaoshan (火烧山, means "Fire Burn Mountain") in 1720–21.[1][2]

Waterfalls at the Wudalianchi Geological Park (Chinese: 五大连池世界地质公园)
Waterfalls at the Wudalianchi Geological Park (Chinese: 五大连池世界地质公园)

The city is served by Wudalianchi Dedu Airport.

Demographics

The population of the district was 355,397 in 1999.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Wudalianchi". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. (五大连池火山群)
  2. ^ The Wudalianchi Scenic Spot
  3. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS