He County is a district in under the jurisdiction of Chaohu. Its population is 650,000 and its area is 1412 square kilometers. The government of He County is located at Liyang Town.
Juchao District has jurisdiction over 11 towns and 4 townships.
Fossils of ''Homo erectus'', a predecessor of modern humans, were excavated from Longtandong cave on the side of Wanjiashan mountain in Hexian between 1980 and 1981.