Huai'an, formerly called Huaiyin until 2001, is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu province of Eastern China. It borders Lianyungang, Suqian to the north, Yancheng to the northeast, Yangzhou to the southeast, and Nanjing and Chuzhou to the southwest. As of the 2010 census the municipality had 4,799,889 inhabitants, of whom 2,494,013 lived in the four urban districts. The prefecture-level city of Huai'an administers 8 county-level divisions, including 4 districts and 4 counties. These are further divided into 127 township-level divisions, including 84 towns, 33 townships and 10 subdistricts. The area of Huai'an spans over ancient canal of Huai River and the name of Huai'an takes the hope of the residents for lasting peaceful Huai River.
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