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Wudalianchi

五大连池市
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Wudalianchi
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 48°45′N126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167 Coordinates: 48°45′N126°10′E / 48.750°N 126.167°E / 48.750; 126.167
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Heihe
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
164100
Area code(s) 0456
Climate Dwb
Website www.hljwdlc.gov.cn

Wudalianchi (Chinese :五大连池; pinyin :Wǔdàliánchí), formerly Dedu County (德都县), is a county-level city in Heilongjiang province, China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Heihe.

The city's name means "five joint ponds" and refers to a set of interconnected lakes formed after the eruption of the volcanoes of Laohei (老黑山) and Huoshao (火烧山) in 1720–21. [1] [2]

Waterfalls at the Wudalianchi Geological Park (Chinese:
Wu Da Lian Chi Shi Jie Di Zhi Gong Yuan ) WudalianchiGeopark.jpg
Waterfalls at the Wudalianchi Geological Park (Chinese :五大连池世界地质公园)

Demographics

The population of the district was 355,397 in 1999. [3]

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References

  1. "Wudalianchi volcanic field". Global Volcanism Program . Smithsonian Institution. (五大连池火山群)
  2. The Wudalianchi Scenic Spot
  3. National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS