Hefei is the capital
Anhui Province in central China,
north of the Yangzi River that divides the province into two parts.
An important agricultural trading center and military base in early
times, Hefei was made provincial capital in 1949. The famous scenic
area of Mt. Huang (Yellow Mountains) in southern Anhui is across the
Yangzi River and thus more easily reached from the cities of Wuhu or
Hefeiís history reaches back some 2,000 years to the Western Han
period, when the town was an important agricultural trading center.
Hefei was an important military base during the disorders of the
Three Kingdoms following the break-up of the Han Empire.
In modern times Hefei has become the industrial, cultural, and
scientific center of Anhui Province, and the home of the prestigious
University of Science and Technology.