Anhui Province in southeastern China is situated 29.25 to 34.39 degrees north latitude and 114.43 to 119.38 degrees east longitude. Lying in the middle and lower valleys of the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers, it borders Henan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi and Hubei provinces. It is an inland province in China.
Covering an area of 130,000 square kilometers.
It is with a population of over 59 million.
The part of Anhui north of the Huaihe River has a warm-temperate, semi-humid monsoonal climate while the part south of the river has a sub-tropical, humid monsoonal climate. The mean annual temperature is above 14 to 16 degrees Celsius from north to south -- the hottest month, July, averaging 27-28 degrees Celsius and the coldest month, January, -3-3 degrees Celsius -- and the mean annual precipitation is 750-2,000 mm.
It is one of the important agricultural provinces, with products ranging from rice, wheat, cotton, vegetable oil crops, cotton, tea, jute, silkworm cocoons, and roast tobacco, etc. Its main mineral deposits are coal, iron ore, and copper ore.
There are many delicious food in Anhui, like Anhui Cuisine, one of the Eight Most Famous Cuisines in China, features the local culinary arts of Huizhou. Most famous dishes include Stewed Soft Shell Turtle with Ham, Bamboo Shoots Cooked with Sausage and Dried Mushroom, and etc.
What to see
Anhui is famous for its picturesque mountains and rivers. Huangshan Mountain, Jiuhua Mountain, Tiazhu Mountain, and Qiyun Mountain are well-known mountains, and the region's premier tourist attractions, some of which have been inscribed in UNESCO's World Nature Heritage List. The snow scenery of Huangshan is absolutely fascinating so if you enjoy the snow, it's best to come during the winter.