Welcome to Fu’an, a county-level city located in northeast Fujian province, China. With a population of over 670,000 residents, Fu’an is a bustling city with a rich history, diverse culture, and strong economy. Situated 150 kilometers away from the provincial capital Fuzhou, Fu’an is surrounded by hills and the sea, providing visitors with breathtaking views and plenty of outdoor activities. Let’s explore more about what this city has to offer.
Fu’an county was founded in 1245 AD during the Southern Song Dynasty. In July 1949, Fuan was occupied by the People’s Liberation Army during the Chinese Civil War. In November 1989, Fuan county was abolished and Fuan city was established.
Fu’an covers an area of 67.44 square kilometers and is surrounded by hills and the sea, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. The Baima Harbor, also known as the Golden Passage, is a famous attraction in the city.
As of December 2021, Fu’an has a population of 676,624 residents with 199,031 households. The city is mainly composed of three ethnic groups: Han Chinese, She, and Hui. The She population accounts for about 11% of the city’s population, while the Han population accounts for about 88.4% of the total population. The Han include the Tanka people, of which there are currently about 7,400. The major religion in Fu’an city is Buddhism, while Taoism and other Chinese folk beliefs are also popular. Catholic and Protestant believers account for 14% of the total population, and there are 47 Roman Catholic and Protestant churches around the city.
Fu’an is known for its tea production, with the Tan Yang Kunfu tea being a successful local company that won the gold medal in Panama Pacific International Exposition in 1915. The agricultural sector is specialized in grapes, aquaculture, and animal husbandry. The three leading industries in Fu’an are the electrical machinery industry, the shipbuilding industry, and the food industry. There are more than 730 electrical machinery companies, 84 shipping companies, and more than 800 food processing companies. The main food crops grown in mountainous and hilly areas are double-season rice and sweet potato. Additionally, a variety of economic crops are also planted in coastal plains and valley basins, mainly sugarcane, grapes, edible mushrooms, tea, peaches, and bamboo.
One of the first Anglo-Chinese kindergartens was established in Fu’an in 2002.
Fu’an is accessible by road, water, and rail. China National Highway 104 and China National Highway 228 pass through the city. The city is also served by several expressways, including G15 Shenyang-Haikou Expressway, G1523 Yongguan Expressway, G1514 Ningde-Shangrao Expressway, and G4012 Lining Expressway. The city is located on the middle stream of the Jiao River, the main tributary of the Baima River, and is known for the Baima Harbor. The Fu’an Railway Station is located on the Wenzhou-Fuzhou railway, over 30 km south from the city’s main urban area.
Fu’an has four street committees, and the city’s executive, legislature, and judiciary are in Chengnan, together with its CPC and PSB branches. The city has 13 towns and 5 townships, of which three are zoned Affirmative action-like for the She nation natives.
Saint Francis Ferdinand de Capillas, who was martyred here.
Ningde, Fujian, Wenzhou.
Ningde government website.