— Prefecture-level city — 蚌埠市 Nickname(s): Pearl city (珠城) Coordinates: Country People's Republic of China Province Anhui County-level divisions 7 Township-level divisions 74 City seat Longzihu District
Government – CPC Secretary – Mayor Zhou Chunyu(周春雨) – secretary of municipal Party committee Chen Qitao (陈启涛) Area – Prefecture-level city 5,945 km2 (2,295.4 sq mi) – Urban 602 km2 (232.4 sq mi) – Metro 602 km2 (232.4 sq mi) Population (2010 census) – Prefecture-level city 3,164,467 – Density 532.3/km2 (1,378.6/sq mi) – Urban 802,575 – Urban density 1,333.2/km2 (3,452.9/sq mi) – Metro 802,575 – Metro density 1,333.2/km2 (3,452.9/sq mi) Time zone China Standard (UTC+8) Area code(s) 552 GDP GDP per capita License Plate Prefix 皖C Website www.bengbu.gov.cn
Bengbu (Chinese: 蚌埠, pinyin: Bèngbù), formerly known as P'engpu and Peng-pu, is a prefecture-level city with a population of 3,164,467 at the last census (including rural residents) in northern Anhui Province, People's Republic of China. Its name means "Oyster Wharf" in Chinese, echoing its former reputation as a freshwater pearl fishery.
Its built-up area is home to 802,575 inhabitants spread on the 4 urban districts. This agglomeration is about to include Huaiyuan county in Bengbu as well as Fengyang county in Chonzhu municipality which would soon make an agglomeration of 2,609,820 inhabitants.
English Name Chinese Name (Simplified / Traditional) Pin yin Post Code Longzihu District 龙子湖区 / 龍子湖區 Lóngzǐhú Qū 233000 Bengshan District 蚌山区 / 蚌山區 Bèngshān Qū 233000 Yuhui District 禹会区 / 禹會區 Yǔhuì Qū 233000 Huaishang District 淮上区 / 淮上區 Huáishàng Qū 233000 Huaiyuan County 怀远县 / 懷遠縣 Huáiyuǎn Xiàn 233400 Wuhe County 五河县 / 五河縣 Wǔhé Xiàn 233300 Guzhen County 固镇县 / 固鎮縣 Gùzhèn Xiàn 233700
The area has a four-season humid subtropical climate with strong monsoon influences (Köppen climate classification Cwa), cool, sometimes cold, winters, and hot and humid summers. The area lies in a climactic transition zone, as it is on the Qinling Mountain-Huai River boundary between the climactic regimes of northern and southern China.
Climate data for Bengbu Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) 6.5
20.3 Average low °C (°F) −1.7
11.4 Precipitation mm (inches) 25.2
% humidity 71 70 70 68 69 72 79 80 76 72 71 68 72.2 Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.9 7.4 9.9 8.6 9.3 10.3 13.8 10.2 8.2 7.6 6.6 5.0 102.8 Sunshine hours 146.8 142.5 162.1 177.0 202.5 214.8 208.7 232.4 175.8 190.6 161.6 152.7 2,167.5 Source no. 1: 中国气象局 Source no. 2: 富农路蚌埠农业投资频道 
In ancient times, the Dongyi peoples inhabited this area and were collectively known as the Huaiyi after the Huai River. During the late Western Zhou Period and the early Spring and Autumn Period, the Dongyi became increasingly sinicized. During the late Spring and Autumn Period, the once-powerful Dongyi state of Xu was pressured from all directions and destroyed through a series of wars with its neighbors, such as the Chu State and the Wu State. Another Dongyi State was the small Zhongli State, which was a part of the Huaiyi Confederation led by the State of Xu. Tombs belonging to the royalty of the Zhongli State were discovered in excavations between 2005 and 2008 near Fengyang. Eventually, the Huaiyi peoples were either pushed south or assimilated.
Bengbu has always been a hub of water and land communications in Anhui province, and a major distribution centre for the Huai basin.
Bengbu is now a famous food city in Anhui province. Food-related industries account for 44% of the city's industrial production. The city's other industries include engineering works, textiles, glass making, chemicals, and electronics.
Pollution in the village of Qiugang, a suburb of Bengbu, was the subject of the 2010 film The Warriors of Qiugang, an 83rd Academy Awards nominee.
Bengbu is one of the centers of the Huai Yang cuisine, one of the three noted cuisines of Anhui province. The dishes tend to be salty and slightly hot, with thick soups. One of the famous dishes is fuliji (braised chicken), whose 13 herbs and spices give it a rich aroma.
The city is on the Jinghu Railway, with hourly direct trains to Beijing, Shanghai and other large cities.
The new Bengbu South Railway Station will be served by the high-speed Beijing-Shanghai Railway.
Bengbu Airport, which has been relocated from the city's central urban area around the turn of the 21st century, is presently operated only as a military airfield; however, provisions exist for its future dual use (civil and military).
Colleges and universities
- Anhui University of Finance and Economics
- Bengbu Medical College
- Bengbu College
- Bengbu Tank College (Army)
- Thirteenth Flying Academy (Air Force)
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- Tameside, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
- Government website of Bengbu (in Simplified Chinese)
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