Chaohu

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This article is about the city. For the lake from which the city was named, see Chao Lake.
Chaohu
巢湖市
County-level city
Coordinates: 31°40′42″N 117°44′07″E / 31.67833°N 117.73528°E / 31.67833; 117.73528Coordinates: 31°40′42″N 117°44′07″E / 31.67833°N 117.73528°E / 31.67833; 117.73528
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
Prefecture-level city Hefei
Government
 • Mayor Zheng Weiwen (郑为文)
Area
 • Total 2,063 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 859,000
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0565 (abolished, now using 0551-8XXXXXXX)
License Plate Prefix Q

Chaohu (Chinese: 巢湖; pinyin: Cháohú) was formerly a prefecture-level city and is now a county-level city in central Anhui province, People's Republic of China. Embracing the Lake Chao, from which the city was named, Chaohu borders the provincial capital of Hefei to the northwest, Lu'an to the west, Anqing to the southwest, Tongling to the south, Wuhu to the southeast, and Ma'anshan and the province of Jiangsu to the east.

On August 22, 2011, Anhui province government announced in a controversial decision[1] that Chaohu was split into three parts and was absorbed by neighboring cities.[2] Juchao District was renamed to Chaohu as a county-level city under Hefei's administration.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Chaohu (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
8.9
(48)
13.4
(56.1)
20.6
(69.1)
25.9
(78.6)
28.9
(84)
32.2
(90)
32.1
(89.8)
27.4
(81.3)
22.3
(72.1)
15.9
(60.6)
9.9
(49.8)
20.4
(68.7)
Average low °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
1.4
(34.5)
5.5
(41.9)
11.7
(53.1)
17.1
(62.8)
21.4
(70.5)
25.0
(77)
24.6
(76.3)
19.7
(67.5)
13.7
(56.7)
7.2
(45)
1.7
(35.1)
12.4
(54.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40.0
(1.575)
54.5
(2.146)
92.6
(3.646)
87.4
(3.441)
114.1
(4.492)
181.1
(7.13)
181.5
(7.146)
127.0
(5)
74.6
(2.937)
66.7
(2.626)
53.0
(2.087)
26.4
(1.039)
1,098.9
(43.265)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.0 9.7 13.1 11.9 11.5 12.3 11.8 11.3 9.4 9.1 7.8 6.1 123
Source: Weather China

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Louisa Lim. "The Curious Case Of The Vanishing Chinese City". NPR.org. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Three-way split to wipe Anhui city off the map". China Daily. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 
  3. ^ 安徽宣布撤销地级巢湖市 (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011. 

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