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 (än′hwē′) also An·hwei (-hwā′, -wā′)
A province of east-central China crossed by the Yangtze River. It was made a separate province along with Jiangsu under the Manchu dynasty. Hefei is the capital.
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(ˈænˈweɪ) or


(Placename) a province of E China, crossed by the Yangtze River. Capital: Hefei. Pop: 64 100 000 (2003 est). Area: 139 860 sq km (54 000 sq miles)
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also An•hwei


a province in E China. 59,550,000; 54,015 sq. mi. (139,899 sq. km). Cap.: Hefei.
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Beattie, Land and Lineage in China: A study of T'ung-Ch'eng County, Anhwei, in the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties (1979 tracing the evolution of elite families during from the late Song to the Qing); Beverly J.
HFMD remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in China, including in the city of Fuyang of the Anhwei Province and in other regions, and affects up to one million individuals annually.
Due to governmental neglect of irrigation works it burst its banks and caused widespread devastation in Anhwei and Kiangsu.
In 200 A.D., unique styles of dwarf trees were established in each province of China: the "earthworm" style developed in Szechuan; "dancing dragon" originated in Anhwei; and the "three winding" style came from north China.
I was spotted as an alien the first time I showed up in the small city of Ch'uhsien, in Anhwei province, China, back in 1947....