Hefei, Lu or He for short, is originally known as Luzhou or Luyang. It is the capital of Anhui Province, thesub-center of the Yangtze River Delta City Group, a comprehensive national science center, the strategic double-node city of both“One Belt and One Road”and the Yangtze River Economic Belt. Hefei, the city of innovation with international influence, is the important research and education base of China, the modern manufacturing base and the integrated transportation hub. It is also the central city of the Hefei metropolitan area and the core city of the Wanjiang City Belt.

Hefei city is located in East China, between Yangtze River and Huai River, embracing Chaohu River, with a total area of 11445.1 square kilometers (including 770 square kilometers of Chaohu River ). Up to the end of 2016, its built-up urban area has reached 428 square kilometers, administering 4 municipal districts, 4 counties, 1 county-level city and 4 development zones.

There are three kinds of landscapes within Hefei territory: hilly hill, low mountain monadnock, the low-lying plains, mostly hilly hills. It has a subtropical monsoon climate featuring four distinct seasons and mild climate.

Hefei is an ancient city with a history of more than 2,000 years. It is named after the East Fei River and South Fei River originating from here. The existence of Hefei city can be traced back to the period of the Three Kingdoms (220-265), namely, Wei220-265), Shu (221-263) and Wu (222-280), so it is known as the haunt of the three kingdoms and the hometown of Lord Baozheng as well.

Hefei existed as a county from Qin Dynasty. From Sui Dynasty to Ming & Qing Dynasties, Luzhou government was located in Hefei. Therefore, it is also called “Luzhou” or “Luyang”. Many scenic spots and historical sites can be found in Hefei, like the Memorial Temple of Lao Bao, the Former Residence of Li Hongzhang, Traces of the Prince, etc. Besides, Hefei is the hometown of many historical celebrities like Zhouyu, Lord Baozheng, Li Hongzhang and so on.

Hefei is a member city of World Technoplis Association, the “most well-read city in China, the center city of integrated circuit industry in China, the National Experimental Science & Technology Innovative City. It has a good reputation for being “ the most important city in Yangtze-Huaihe area, the gateway in Wu-Chu Area”, “the leading city in regions south of the Yangtze River,”, “the stronghold of Central Plains”. (comprising the middle and lower reaches of the Huanghe River) (from baike.baidu.com