Hefei or Hofei both: hô-fā [key], city (1994 est. pop. 866,800), capital of Anhui prov., China. A rapidly growing industrial city, it has textile mills, ironworks and steelworks, chemical and food processing plants, and a variety of other manufactures. It is a transportation hub, with rail links to major cities and industrial centers. In Hefei are Anhui Univ., a polytechnical university, a medical college, and agricultural and mining institutes. The city was formerly called Luzhou.
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