Summary of Hui’an County
The name of “Hui’an” originates from the phrase of “comforting its people with benefits”, and Hui’an County boasts of more than 1000 years of history since its foundation in the 6th year of Taiping Xingguo of North Song Dynasty (A.D. 981). Surrounded by mountains and the ocean and sitting opposite to Taiwan across Taiwan Strait, it is one of the famous hometowns of overseas Chinese people and Han people in Taiwan. Hui’an covers an area of 576.67 km2 in land and 1725 km2 in sea, and has 12 towns, 218 administrative villages (communities) and a local population of 760,700 under its governance. With its convenient traffic, breath-taking natural sceneries, and many humanistic places of interest, Hui’an boosts of abundant tourism resources and gains the reputation as the “the county of stone sculpture”, “the county of construction” and “the powerful county of fishery”. In 2017, it achieved a regional GDP of 58.01 billion yuan and total revenue in public finance of 8.32 billion yuan. Ranking at the 37th place among nationwide top 100 counties of medium and small cities in respect of comprehensive strength and Top 10 Counties (Cities) of Fujian Province for 23 consecutive years, Hui’an County has been awarded with lots of titles, such as the County of Stone Sculpture in China, the County of Chinese Folk Sculpture Art (Sculpture), the County of Construction in China, the Heritance Base of Chinese Sculpture, Civilized County in China and National Garden County.