Huian County locates between Quanzhou bay and Meizhou bay, near by the mountains and sea, facing Taiwan across the straights. As one of the most famous hometowns for overseas Chinese and Taiwanese Han ethnic group, it has more than one thousand years of history since Sixth year of Taipingxingguo of Northern Song Dynasty(981 AD).
With 576.67 km of total land area and 1725 km sea area, there are 12 towns consisting of 218 administrative villages(communities) and a population of 802 thousand under administration of Huian County. The convenient land and sea transportation, the marvelous natural beauty, the gathering of humanistic scenic spots and the abundant tourism resources contribute to its reputation of “Hometown of Stone-Carving”, “Hometown of Architecture” and “Advanced County of Fishery”.
Recent years, under the correct leadership of our superior, Huian County actively gets involved in the construction of Western Straits and make both economic and social progress in a steady, quick and good way. The total GDP of Huian reaches 68.876 billion yuan in 2017, an increase of 8.1% compared with last year. The total general public budgetary revenue reaches 6.771 billion yuan, an increase of -19.4% compared with last year(calculated with accurate factors, the total general public budgetary revenue reaches 4.179 billion yuan, an increase of 9.2% compared with last year), the general public budgetary revenue reaches 3.529 billion yuan, an increase of 3.6% compared with last year(calculated with accurate factors, the general public budgetary revenue reaches 2.476 billion yuan, an increase of 5.6% compared with last year ). The average per capita disposable income of all residents reaches 30,111 yuan, an increase of 8.2% compared with last year.
The economy of Huian County keeps ranking TOP 10 among all the counties in Fujian Province for 23 successive years(the ranking of 2017 is not announced yet), and ranks 35 among the best 100 counties of China in 2017. In February 2015, Huian was nominated for the reputation of Civilized City of China as a member of the first-round-nominated county-level cities. Huian county has won a series of reputations such as the World Capital of Stone-Carving, the China Capital of Stone-Carving, the Hometown of Folk Arts(Carving) of China, the Hometown of Architecture of China, the National Civilized County, the Advanced County in Food Industry, the Demonstration County for Soil and Water Conservation and Ecological Environment Construction, the Demonstration County of Popularization of Science, Six Successive Championships of Advanced County of Scientific and Technological Progress, the Demonstration County of Scientific and Technological Progress, the Exemplary County of Afforestation, the National County of Ecological Protection, the National Experimental Zone for Sustainable Development, the National Demonstration County for Food Safety, the Advanced County in Quality Service for Family Planning, the National Garden County, Six Successive Championships of the Fujian Provincial Advanced County in Party Building, the Advanced County of Culture, Ecological Protection, and Double-Support, the Excellent County of Tourism, the Best Tourist Destination, etc.