Huaibei City, which is known as “Coal City of Hundred Miles”, is located in the northern part of Anhui Province, between 116°23'-117°02' E. Longitude and 33°16'-34°14' N. Latitude. Located in the hinterland of East China, it is surrounded by Jiangsu, Shangdong, and Henan. 108 km from north to south, and 60 km from west to east, the city has a total area of 2741 km². Huaibei City has the Longhai Railway to the north, Beijing-Shanghai Railway to the east, Beijing-Kowloon Railway to the West. It is not far away from the airports in Nanjing, Hefei, and Xuzhou. Xuzhou Airport is only 80 km away. As to the highways, Lianyungang to Huoerguosi, Beijing-Fuzhou Expressways pass through the area. Only 200 km away from Lianyungang port, HuaiBei is the city with the shortest distance to the sea in Anhui Province. In this beautiful and fertile land live Han, Hui, Mongolian, Man, Miao, Korean, and other11 national minorities, with the city domicile population of 2.122 million at the end of 2006.
Huaibei City has unique mineral resources -- coal, iron, cobalt, kaolin and nine other kinds. The coal reserve is estimated 8.4 billion tons, vision reserves -- 35 billion tons. Installed generation capacity is nearly 200 million kilowatts.
Huaibei City is an important base of grain, cotton, oil, fruit, vegetables, fish production in East China. Its agricultural products sell far away at home and abroad. "Grocery Basket" project was the first of its kind in the whole province and has been on for 13 successive years. In 1996 it was ranked one of the country's Three Land Reclamation Model Areas.
Huaibei City, which experienced the industrialization in greater depth and breadth, has formed the pillar industries such as coal, electricity, textiles, liquor, building materials, and so on. It owns a group of enterprises and brand names such as the well-known Kouzi Liquor. Huaibei City is also the country's major textile production and export bases.
In the forthcoming years, Huaibei City will adhere to the concept of scientific development to guide the overall economic and social development. It will strengthen its industries, open up to the world, promote innovation, encourage enterprises, complete the urban and rural integration to achieve the sustainable development. Through accelerating economic and social development by leaps and bounds, Huaibei strives to become a modern industrial city -- more powerful, energetic, civilized and harmonious.