Huaihua


Huaihua

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Huaihua (Chinese: 怀化; pinyin: Huáihuà) is a prefecture-level city in the Hunan province of China.

Administration

* Hecheng District 鹤城区
* Hongjiang City 洪江市
* Hongjiang District 洪江区
* Yuanling County 沅陵县
* Chenxi County 辰溪县
* Xupu County 溆浦县
* Zhongfang County 中方县
* Huitong County 会同县
* Mayang Miao Autonomous County 麻阳苗族自治县
* Xinhuang Dong Autonomous County 新晃侗族自治县
* Zhijiang Dong Autonomous County 芷江侗族自治县
* Jingzhou Miao and Dong Autonomous County 靖州苗族侗族自治县
* Tongdao Dong Autonomous County 通道侗族自治县

Geography and economy

Huaihua is in a mountainous region of Hunan. The mountain peaks are rather high. Huaihua is located south of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, and shares the same mountain belt. Zhangjiajie is known for its different peaks and valleys.

The area's rural poverty is a continuing problem. Developing the mountain resources has been a question for some time.

Railroads provide the main transportation in the region, although an accessible highway and airport have been built recently. The only other airport in Zhijiang was rebuilt from a military airport. Zhijiang is also the place where the Japanese surrendered to China on August 21, 1945.

Huaihua is home to the Second Artillery Corps Base 55, which is tasked with maintaining ICBMs. [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/library/report/1999/chinamod.pdf] [http://www.globalsecurity.org/wmd/world/china/huaihua.htm] The nuclear assets at Huaihua are intended for small-scale nuclear conflict [http://www.softwar.net/dongfeng.html] (with a limited, but nuclear, exchange), as well as the ability to strike Guam, one of only two B-2 bases.

As the region's development continues, the western countryside will have greater chance to grow. With Huaihua's important location, it will likely offer great opportunities in travel, agriculture, services, and industry, which in turn can help guide the whole westward region's development.

External links

* [http://www.huaihua.gov.cn/ Official website of Huaihua Government]


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