In recent years, the economy of the metropolitan area has become a very “hot” topic, especially in the central and western regions. Due to the large differences in regional economic development, in order to retain population, capital, and technology, it is already important to expand the economic circle of the provincial capital. Development direction and Anhui Province seamlessly connects Jiangsu and Zhejiang, so it is included in the planning scope of the Yangtze River Delta Economic Circle. The integration of the Yangtze River Delta further promotes Anhui’s pace of development, but at the same time, in order to reduce the loss of talents and labor in Anhui, it will be bigger and stronger The core city is also the road Anhui must take, and the Hefei metropolitan area is an important measure for Anhui to cope with this slight disadvantage. Facts show that the expansion of the Hefei metropolitan area has played a positive role in promoting the development of Anhui.
At the beginning of this year, the state officials approved the Nanjing metropolitan area, which became my country’s first inter-provincial metropolitan area. In addition, the approval of the Nanjing metropolitan area also required Anhui and Jiangsu to jointly build the Nanjing metropolitan area, and also put forward clear requirements for Anhui. The Nanjing Metropolitan Area has been proposed for more than 10 years. Especially in the recent transportation of the Nanjing Metropolitan Area, it has planned a number of intercity and high-speed passages between Nanjing and the cities of the Metropolitan Area, further shortening the spatial distance between the members of the Nanjing Metropolitan Area.
Nanjing Metropolitan Area, with Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province as its core city, includes 9 cities including Nanjing, Zhenjiang, Yangzhou, Changzhou (Liyang, Jintan), Huai’an, and Wuhu, Ma’anshan, Chuzhou, and Xuancheng in Anhui, with a total area of 68,500 square meters Km, the permanent population is 36.7856 million, the total GDP in 2020 is 4,170.7 billion yuan, and the per capita GDP is 113,300 yuan. It should be said that the economic strength of the Nanjing metropolitan area is very strong in terms of economic volume and per capita. With the approval of the Nanjing metropolitan area plan, the economic development speed of the metropolitan area will further accelerate.
Let’s talk about the Hefei metropolitan area. Although the planning of the Hefei metropolitan area is a little later than the Nanjing metropolitan area, it has developed very rapidly. In particular, the provincial capital economy with Hefei as the core is developing rapidly. In 2020, Hefei will enter the “trillion” “City Club”, the total economic volume has exceeded one trillion yuan. At present, the Hefei Metropolitan Area, including the core cities Hefei, Chuzhou, Lu’an, Huainan, Wuhu, Ma’anshan, Bengbu, and county-level Tong cities, has a total area of 57,000 square kilometers, a permanent population of 31 million, and a total economic output of 2.450 billion yuan per capita. With a GDP of 79,000 yuan, although the economic development level of the Hefei metropolitan area is weaker than that of the Nanjing metropolitan area, it has great development potential and a broader economic hinterland.
Due to the unique location of Nanjing, it is surrounded by Anhui on three sides. The surrounding cities of Anhui not only enjoy the radiation from Nanjing, but at the same time they have become affiliated cities of Nanjing, and this closeness is even far stronger than that with Hefei. degree. At present, the three cities of Chuzhou, Wuhu, and Ma’anshan are both members of the Hefei metropolitan area and Nanjing metropolitan area. If the planning of the urban area is involved, is there a conflict between the two, or the Nanjing metropolitan area is approved by the state, and the planning of the Hefei metropolitan area Adjust it according to the plan of the Nanjing metropolitan area Spark Global Limited.
Although there are opinions about the Hefei-Nanjing dual metropolitan area, as a provincial capital, Hefei also has dignity. Whenever it involves urban development, the Hefei metropolitan area is more important. Especially in recent years, the Hefei metropolitan area is expected to continue to expand. Tongling, Anqing, and other prefecture-level cities are also actively evaluating and considering the feasibility of joining the Hefei metropolitan area. The future development potential of the Hefei metropolitan area cannot be underestimated.
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