Situated in the south of Anhui Province and at the juncture of Jiangxi and Zhejiang provinces ,Huangshan Municipality is known for the Huangshan scenic resort (Mount Huang or Yellow Huang ) within it .Formerly known as Huizhou Prefecture ,the municipality was estabilshed in November 1987. Covering the Huangshan Mountain scenic spot and districts of Tunxi, Huangshan(Taiping) and Huizhou, as well as Shexian, Xiuning ,Qimen and Yixian counties,the municipality has a population of 1.5 million .Eighty percent of its area of 9,807 square kilomeres is covered by mountains. History of the present-day Huangshan Municipality dates back to remote past. As early as in the New Stone Age , the local people called "ShanYue" were active on the upper reach of Xin'an River. The name was changed into "Huizhou" in 1121. Over the long-lasting history there was nourixhed peculiar Huizhou Culture including the local architecture ,opera ,cuisine ,carving ,block print ,epigraphic study ,Xin'an medicine and so on .Studies on Huizhou together with studies on Dunhuang and studies on Tibet have become the three major branches in the resacher of China's regional cultures. Huangshan Municipality has nearly 5000 historical sites ,among which 50 are national or provincial protected sites ,in which the national -level ancient town of Shexian, the memorial archways in Tangyue, the stone Arch of Xu Guo ,the civilian residential housing in Xidi ,Hongcun and Nanping villages of Yixian county, the one of China's Daoist seats Qiyun Mountain,the ancient street in Tunxi , the Huangshan mountain on the List of World Nature and Cultural Heritage , Xin'an River known as a "natural gallery", and the primitive natural area in Bull peak have the most famous reputation around the world .
Many tourists are confused with the location of "Huangshan".
Huangshan Municipality includes Huangshan Mountain scenic spot, Tunxi district, Huangshan district , Huizhou district ,Shexian county ,Xiuning county ,Yixian county and Qimen county.
Huangshan Mountian is located in Huangshan Mountain scenic spot.
Tunxi district is the centre of Huangshan Municipality .