Guiping

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Guiping
桂平市 · Gveibingz Si
County-level city
Guiping, seen from Mt. Xi
Guiping, seen from Mt. Xi
Coordinates: 23°24′N 110°05′E / 23.400°N 110.083°E / 23.400; 110.083Coordinates: 23°24′N 110°05′E / 23.400°N 110.083°E / 23.400; 110.083
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Guigang
Township-level divisions 21 towns
5 townships
Municipal seat Mule (木乐镇)
Area
 • Total 4,074 km2 (1,573 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (164 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,700,000
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 537200
Area code(s) 0775

Guiping (Chinese: 桂平; pinyin: Guìpíng) is a county-level city in eastern Guangxi, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Guigang City, located at the confluence of the Qian and Yu rivers, which are the Xi River's primary north and south tributaries, respectively.

Geography[edit]

Guiping has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, mild winters, and long, hot, humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 12.5 °C (54.5 °F) in January to 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.58 °C (70.8 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,680 mm (66 in), and is delivered in bulk (~46%) from May to July, when the plum rains occur and often create the risk of flooding. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 13% in March to 53% in September, the city receives 1,596 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Guiping (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.2
(61.2)
16.8
(62.2)
20.1
(68.2)
25.2
(77.4)
29.3
(84.7)
31.6
(88.9)
32.9
(91.2)
32.9
(91.2)
31.5
(88.7)
28.2
(82.8)
23.7
(74.7)
19.4
(66.9)
25.7
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
11.3
(52.3)
14.6
(58.3)
19.2
(66.6)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.6
(78.1)
25.4
(77.7)
23.9
(75)
20.4
(68.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.5
(52.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 63.9
(2.516)
84.0
(3.307)
100.0
(3.937)
188.7
(7.429)
297.8
(11.724)
255.7
(10.067)
220.6
(8.685)
184.0
(7.244)
116.0
(4.567)
78.7
(3.098)
53.1
(2.091)
40.1
(1.579)
1,682.6
(66.244)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.6 16.3 18.8 19.0 20.4 18.4 17.0 16.2 11.0 8.6 6.9 7.4 173.6
 % humidity 79 83 85 84 83 83 80 80 77 74 72 73 79.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 74.9 49.4 47.6 66.5 125.4 155.3 206.8 203.4 196.7 177.2 156.4 136.1 1,595.7
Percent possible sunshine 22 15 13 18 31 38 50 51 53 49 48 41 35.8
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisions[edit]

Guiping administers 21 towns and 5 townships:[1]

Towns:

Townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:桂平市" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-03. 

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