Nan'an, Fujian
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Nan'an, Fujian

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in Quanzhou
Nan'an is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates (Nan'an municipal government): 24°57?40?N 118°23?06?E / 24.9612°N 118.3849°E / 24.9612; 118.3849Coordinates: 24°57?40?N 118°23?06?E / 24.9612°N 118.3849°E / 24.9612; 118.3849
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityQuanzhou
 o Total2,036 km2 (786 sq mi)
 o Total1,500,000
 o Density740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Nan'an (Chinese: ; pinyin: Nán'?n; Pe?h-?e-j?: Lâm-oa?; lit.: 'southern peace') is a county-level city of southern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Quanzhou City and as of 2010, had a total population of 1,500,000.[1] More than 3,000,000 overseas Chinese trace their ancestry to Nan'an.[1]


Lianhe Church in Qianban Village, Shijing Town, Nan'an

Nan'an is located on the southeastern coast of Fujian province. It has been the centre of the 3 Wu Kingdoms. Nan'an history dates back 1700 years. Nan'an has been the economic and cultural centre for Minnan people.[2]

Geography and climate

Nan'an experiences subtropical monsoonal humid climate. It has an average temperature of 20.9 °C (69.6 °F). It has 349 days which is frost free.

The city covers an area of 2,036 square kilometres (786 sq mi).

Nan'an is situated below Anxi County, adjacent to Jinjiang to the east and Tong'an District to the West. Nan'an is 97 kilometres (60 mi) from Xiamen. It is 30 kilometres (19 mi) from Quanzhou and 220 kilometres (140 mi) from the provincial capital, Fuzhou.

Islands in Nan'an include:[3]

Administrative divisions

The city is divided into 3 subdistricts, 21 towns, and 2 townships.[5][6] The city also contains an economic development zone.[5]



  • Guanqiao (), Shengxin (), Luncang (), Dongtian (), Yingdu (), Xiangyun, Jintao (), Shishan (), Penghua (), Matou (), Jiudu (), Lefeng (), Luodong (), Meishan (), Honglai (), Hongmei (), Kangmei (), Fengzhou (), Xiamei (), Shuitou, and Shijing.[5][6]



An aquaculture establishment in Anhai Bay, near Shijing Town. Note the use of the local stone for construction.

Nan'an is fast developing into an economic and industrial hub for Quanzhou prefecture. Its close proximity to economic centres such as Xiamen, Guangzhou, Fuzhou, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen makes it an important investment location for foreign investments and Taiwan businessmen.

Nan'an has very strong rail infrastructure and road links making it a gateway for tourism as well as commerce.[]


Schools located in Nan'an include Nan'an Experimental Middle School.

Notable people



  1. ^ a b "Nan'an City Government Official Website".
  2. ^ "Nan'an City Government Official Website History".
  3. ^ State Oceanic Administration (12 April 2011). (ed.). [First Series of Names of Uninhabited Islands for Development and Usage]. Archived from the original on 10 August 2011. Retrieved 2020. 83 24°35?N,118°25?E 0.006042 ?,?,?,?0~2 m,
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  4. ^ ? (PDF) (Map). Coast Guard Administration (Taiwan) (in Chinese). Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e 2019. (in Chinese). 2019. Archived from the original on 2020-06-22. Retrieved .
  6. ^ a b c d - (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved .

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