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Things to do: sightseeing, parks, historic sites
Anqing is a prefecture-level city in the southwest of Anhui province, People's Republic of China. It borders Lu'an to the north, Hefei and Wuhu to the northeast, Tongling to the east, Chizhou to the southeast, and the provinces of Jiangxi and Hubei to the south and west respectively. Its population was 5,311,579 at the 2010 census, with 780,514 living in the built-up (or metro) area made of 3 urban districts, Yixiu, Yingjiang and Dongzhi.HistoryThe 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. It had nearly impregnable fortifications. Zeng Guofan began his conquest of the Taiping by besieging the position with double walls. He made it his headquarters after its fall.SportsThe main sports venues in the city are the Anqing Sports Centre Stadium and the Anqing Stadium, which are both used mostly for football games.AccentThe people of Anqing have a unique dialect that is quite different from the rest of the province
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