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Lu'an

六安市

Liuan
Prefecture-level city
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Location of Lu'an Prefecture within Anhui (China).png
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 7
Township-level divisions 196
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 18,393.41 km2 (7,101.74 sq mi)
 • Urban
3,539.2 km2 (1,366.5 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,579.2 km2 (1,381.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 5,611,701
 • Density 305.09302/km2 (790.18729/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,644,344
 • Urban density 464.609/km2 (1,203.332/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,644,344
 • Metro density 459.417/km2 (1,189.884/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (CST)
Area code(s) 0564
ISO 3166 code CN-AH-15
License Plate Prefix 皖N
Administrative division code 341500

Lu'an (Chinese: 六安; pinyin: Lù'ān), is a prefecture-level city in western Anhui province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan to the northwest and Hubei to the southwest. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 5,612,590, whom 1,644,344 lived in the built-up area made of 2 urban districts. Neighbouring prefecture-level cities are the provincial capital of Hefei to the east, Anqing to the south, Huanggang (Hubei) and Xinyang (Henan) to the west, and Huainan and Fuyang to the north. Although the character "" (literally: "six") is normally pronounced "Liù", in this case it changes to "Lù" on account of the historical literary reading.

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