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Natural Environment
Date:2020-08-10 15:43 source:六安市人民政府English

Lu'an is a national ecological demonstration city with charming and beautiful scenery.  There are more than 240 peaks over 1,000 meters above sea level, accounting for 3/4 of the Dabie Mountains. The forest coverage rate in the whole city is 45.51%, and that in mountainous areas is above 70%. Forest greening rate is 51.27%, wetland area is 1.254 million mu, protection rate is 20.2%, nature reserve area is 775.8 thousand mu.

Tiantangzhai (Heaven Valley), the only primeval forest in East China, has a forest coverage rate up to 95%, and it is a natural oxygen bar with negative oxygen ion content density of 45,000-135,000 per cm3.

Baimajian, the main peak of Dabie Mountain, is 1777 meters above seal level, there are centuries-old trees reaching up towards the sky, fast-moving spring and well-preserved original ecology.

The six reservoirs of Fuziling, Meishan, Longhekou, Xianghongdian, Mozitan and Bailianya are inlaid in Dabie Mountain like six brilliant pearls and has accumulated more than 7 billion m3 of quliaty water above Class II. 

Pishihang Irrigation District, one of the seven artificial irrigated areas in the world, diverts quality water in Dabie Mountain Area into West Anhui and irrigates downstream 11 million mu of fertile land. Besides, it is also the main drinking water source of Hefei, Huainan and Lu’an cities.