|Administration Type||Prefecture-level city|
|City Seat|| Yingjiang District|
- Per Capita
¥32.36 billion (2003)
|Major Nationalities|| Han - 99.72%|
Hui - 0.214%
Mongol - 0.025%
|CPC Committee Secretary||Han Xiancong (韩先聪)|
|Mayor||Zhu Duwen (朱读稳)|
|Postal Code|| 246000|
|License Plate Prefix||皖H|
Anqing (also Anking, formerly Hwaining) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It borders Lu'an to the north, Chaohu to the northeast, Tongling to the east, Chizhou to the southeast, and the provinces of Jiangxi and Hubei to the south and west respectively.
The city was founded during the Han Dynasty in the second century BC. In the Middle Ages it received the name of Anqing. From 1853 to 1861 it was held by the rebels of the Taiping rebellion. Several years later Anqing was a centre of the weapon industry.
Anqing is important for the industries of petrochemical, textile, automobile fittings, food and tea.