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Hefei is located 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Nanjing in south-central Anhui. Chao Lake, a lake 15 km (9 mi) southeast of the city, is one of the largest fresh water lakes nationally.
Bank, Currency, Credit Cards. The unit of currency is the Chinese Yuan, denoted as “CNY”. International credit cards are accepted at hotels, restaurants and shops. ATMs are available at the Airport and in many locations throughout the city. For more information on exchange rates, see these search results.
Weather. The weather in Hefei in September is a little bit hot. Daily temperatures range from 20°C to 28°C. For more information on the weather in Wuhan, see this website.
Voltage. The electricity supply in China is 220 V AC (50 Hz). The most commonly used plug is Type A/C/I. The Socket type is A/C/I. One can refer to the website of  Electricity around the world for more information.

A Brief Introduction to Hefei

Located in the Central Region of China, Hefei is in the center of Anhui Province between the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River, the only provincial capital city that embraces one of the five largest freshwater lakes (Chaohu Lake) in China. Geographically, the name of Hefei means the converging point of the Dongfei River and the Nanfei River. As it was made prefecture seat of Luzhou in the Sui, Tang, Ming and Qing dynasties, it is also known as Luzhou.
Under its jurisdiction, there are four counties (Feidong, Feixi, Changfeng and Lujiang), one sub-city (Chaohu) and four urban districts (Yaohai, Luyang, Shushan and Baohe). The city also possesses 4 development zones, namely, Hefei Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone, Hefei Economic & Technological Development Area, Hefei Xinzhan Comprehensive Development Pilot Zone and Hefei Chaohu Economic Development Zone. The total area of Hefei is​11,400 square kilometers and the permanent resident population is 7.52 million.
As the core city of the national Wanjiang city-cluster demonstration area for industrial relocation, Hefei stands in the crossroads, linking east and west, connecting south and north. It is its position as a nationally important regional comprehensive transportation hub city that has made it possible to link 7 neighboring provinces and Shanghai within a 500 km radius of Hefei and form a new powerful economic area, covering almost 1.02 million square kilometers with a population of half a billion. This area has become the strongest economy in China with the largest number of consumer groups and greatest potential for development.