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15 July 2015

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Huaihua City

Total area: 27,600 km2
Permanent population: 4.5595 million (2021)
Major industrial products: Pharmaceuticals, timber, foodstuff, electrochemistry
Major agricultural products: Rice, fruits, medicinal material, oil plants
Major mines: Gold, copper, phosphorus
Total length of railways: 802 km (2019)
Total length of roads: 20,900 (2021)
GDP: 181.78 billion CNY (2021)
Sum of exports: 1.523 billion CNY (2021)
Sum of imports: 462 million CNY (2021)
Actual use of foreign investment: 22.25 million USD (2021)
Per capita disposable income: 21,635 CNY (2021)
Forest coverage: 70.83% (2018)

Data Source: Huaihua Municipal Statistics Bureau

Huaihua City is situated in the southwest of Hunan Province.It is a new city, built in the 1970s along with the construction of the Hunan-Guizhou and the Jiaozuo-Liuzhou railways, having a population of nearly 5 million.

Huaihua is the major transport hub in southwestern Hunan, with three railways running through the city area. It turned the city into a major economic radiation center linked to the peripheral areas of the neighboring provinces, Chongqing Municipality and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In 2002, the Chinese State Planning and Development Commission and the Japanese International Cooperation Association (JICA) chose Huaihua as a case study for development strategy of medium-sized cities in the western regions of China.

The city has a good ecological environment and a majestic landscape with many sites of historical interest. The newly discovered ancient trading town at Hongjiang is well preserved. Its marketplace, business names and offices are still clearly distinguishable, and it is of high archaeological value for the study of the history of economic and social development in western Hunan.

International friendship cities: 

• Grandcamp-maisy, France; 

Pinehurst of the NC State, U.S.A; 

Kirovsky, Russia

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