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Nan'an, Fujian

Nan'an
南安市
County-level city
Nan'an is located in Fujian
Nan'an
Nan'an
Location in Fujian
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Quanzhou
Area
 • Total 2,036 km2 (786 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,500,000
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nan'an (Chinese: 南安; pinyin: Nán ān; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Lâm-oaⁿ; literally: "southern peace") is a county-level city of southern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Quanzhou City and as of 2010, had a total population of 1,500,000.[1] More than 3,000,000 overseas Chinese trace their ancestry to Nan'an.[2]

History

Lianhe Church in Qianban Village, Shijing Town, Nan'an

Nan'an is located on the southeastern coast of Fujian province. It has been the centre of the 3 Wu Kingdoms. Nan'an history dates back 1700 years. Nan'an has been the economic and cultural centre for Minnan people.[3]

Geography and climate

Nan'an experiences subtropical monsoonal humid climate. It has an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F). It has 349 days which is frost free.

The city covers an area of 2,036 square kilometres (786 sq mi).

Nan'an is situated below Anxi County, adjacent to Jinjiang to the east and Tong'an District to the West. Nan'an is 97 kilometres (60 mi) from Xiamen. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Quanzhou and 220 kilometres (140 mi) from the provincial capital, Fuzhou.

Economy

An aquaculture establishment in Anhai Bay, near Shijing Town. Note the use of the local stone for construction.

Nan'an is fast developing into an economic and industrial hub for Quanzhou prefecture. Its close proximity to economic centres such as Xiamen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen makes it an important investment location for foreign investments and Taiwan businessmen.

Nan'an has very strong rail infrastructure and road links making it a gateway for tourism as well as commerce.

People

References

  1. ^ "Nan'an City Government Official Website". 
  2. ^ "Nan'an City Government Official Website". 
  3. ^ "Nan'an City Government Official Website History". 

External links

  • (Chinese)Nan'an Official Government Website
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