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105 counties, 22 cities

61.10 million inhabitants

139,800 km²

437 inhabitants/km2

Anhui is an inland province situated in the east of China sharing borders with Shandong to the north, Henan to the northwest, Hubei to the southwest, Jiangxi to the south, Zhejiang to the southeast, and Jiangsu to the northeast. A 400 km long section of the Yangzi which flows through the north of the province, and the Huai River that passes through Anhui in the north, together divide the province's territory into thr…

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Wanning, Sun, “Anhui”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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