Anqing is situated in the south western part of Anhui province, at the central, lower reaches of the Yangtze River, where the three provinces; Anhui, Hubei and Jiangxi meet. Situated by the Yangtze River, which leads directly to the sea, Anqing benefits from both inland and coastal location and is considered to be at the key position, where the two economic zones: East China and Central China converge. Under Anqing’s jurisdiction includes: the city of Tongcheng, seven counties: (Huaining, Zongyang, Qianshan, Taihu, Susong, Wanjiang and Yuexi) and three districts (Yingjiang, Daguan and Yiqiu). Anqing and its surrounding regions have a total area of 15,400 k㎡, (of which 550 k㎡ refers to the city of Anqing ) and the population is about 6,07 million (about 600,000 in the city itself). Over one third of Anqing’s surface area is populated with mountains, rivers and lake. Dabie Mountain is in the north of Anqing, while the Yangtze River is located to the south. Anqing has a north subtropical and monsoon climate. The average annual temperature lies between 14.5°C and 16.9°C, while there are between 1930 hours and 2090 hours of sunshine a year. The average yearly rainfall lies between 1,250mm and 1,430mm.