HEFEI, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, has been accredited by the Ramsar Convention as an international wetland city.
The city was among the 25 cities from 13 countries to be accredited last Thursday as international wetland cities during the 14th Meeting of the Conference of the Contracting Parties (COP14) to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Located between the Yangtze River and the Huai River, Hefeiis home to the Chaohu Lake, the fifth-largest freshwater lake in China.
Wetlands take up over 10 percent of the city's total area. It boasts five national wetland parks and three provincial wetland parks, with a wetland protection rate of 75 percent, the highest within Anhui Province.
On the list of all the 43 international wetland cities worldwide are 13 Chinese cities, making China a country with most such cities.
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