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Wuwei
无为市
Sunset in Wuwei, view from Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway
Wuwei is the westernmost division in this map of Wuhu
Wuhu in Anhui
Coordinates (Wuwei municipal government): 31°18′16″N 117°54′08″E / 31.3044°N 117.9023°E / 31.3044; 117.9023Coordinates: 31°18′16″N 117°54′08″E / 31.3044°N 117.9023°E / 31.3044; 117.9023
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityWuhu
County seatWucheng (无城镇)
Area
 • Total2,022 km2 (781 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[1]
 • Total1,214,000
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
238300
Area code(s)0553
Websitewww.ww.gov.cn

Wuwei (simplified Chinese: 无为; traditional Chinese: 無為; pinyin: Wúwéi) is a county-level city in the southeast of Anhui Province, China, under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Wuhu.[1] Previously a county, Wuwei was upgraded to a county-level city in late 2019.[2] It has population of 1,214,000 as of 2018, and an area of 2,022 square kilometres (781 sq mi).[1] The government of Wuwei City is located in the town of Wucheng [zh].[citation needed]

Administrative divisions

Wuwei directly administers 20 towns:

  • Wucheng (无城镇)
  • Xiang'an (襄安镇)
  • Dougou (陡沟镇)
  • Shijian (石涧镇)
  • Yanqiao (严桥镇)
  • Kaicheng (开城镇)
  • Shushan (蜀山镇)
  • Niubu (牛埠镇)
  • Liudu (刘渡镇)
  • Yaogou (姚沟镇)
  • Nicha (泥汊镇)
  • Fudu (福渡镇)
  • Quantang (泉塘镇)
  • Hedian (赫店镇)
  • Hongmiao (红庙镇)
  • Gaogou (高沟镇)
  • Hemao (鹤毛镇)
  • Shilidun (十里墩镇)
  • Kunshan (昆山镇)
  • and Hongxiang (洪巷镇)[3]

Urbanization

Wuwei Railway Station on Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway.
Wuwei Railway Station on Hefei–Fuzhou High-Speed Railway.

On December 16, 2019, the State Council approved re-designating Wuwei from a county to a county-level city, due to the area's increasing urbanization.[2] Eight months later, The Economist commented on the urbanization, describing that "at the hear of Wuwei, high-rise housing and a glossy white shopping centre sit next to dilapidated alleys where farmers sell live chickens".[4]

Economy

In 2018, the city recorded a GDP of 438.2 billion yuan, and retail sales totaling 129.5 billion yuan.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e 无为县情简介 (in Chinese). Wuwei People's Government. 2019-04-24. Archived from the original on 2019-10-31. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  2. ^ a b 无为撤县设市,下一个会是谁?. 安徽频道--人民网 (in Chinese). 2019-12-17. Archived from the original on 2020-06-03. Retrieved 2020-06-02.
  3. ^ 2019年统计用区划代码. National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2020-06-03.
  4. ^ "Worlds apart". The Economist. Vol. 436, no. 9208. Wuwei, Anhui. 19 Aug 2020. p. 46. ISSN 0013-0613. Retrieved 2020-08-25.