Gushi County

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Gushi County
固始县
North gate of Xiushui Park
North gate of Xiushui Park
Administrative map of Gushi County
Administrative map of Gushi County
Gushi County is located in Henan
Gushi County
Gushi County
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 32°11′N 115°40′E / 32.183°N 115.667°E / 32.183; 115.667Coordinates: 32°11′N 115°40′E / 32.183°N 115.667°E / 32.183; 115.667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Xinyang
Area
 • City 2,916 km2 (1,126 sq mi)
 • Water 71.8 km2 (27.7 sq mi)  2.44%
 • Urban 35.03 km2 (13.53 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,025 m (3,363 ft)
Lowest elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 465200
Area code(s) 0376
Administrative division code 411525
Website gsxzf.gov.cn

Gushi (Chinese: 固始; pinyin: Gùshǐ) is a county of 1,023,857 people of Xinyang City, southeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China.

Administration[edit]

Gushi has 10 towns and 22 townships.

Towns:

  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Sanhejian (三河尖镇)
  • Chenlinzi (陈淋子镇)
  • Liji (黎集镇)
  • Wangliu (往流镇)
  • Guolutan (郭陆滩镇)
  • Jiangji (蒋集镇)
  • Huzupu (胡族铺镇)
  • Fangji (方集镇)
  • Duanji (段集镇)

Townships:

  • Chengjiao (城郊乡)
  • Wangpeng (汪棚乡)
  • Shahepu (沙河铺乡)
  • Nandaqiao (南大桥乡)
  • Hongbu (洪埠乡)
  • Chenji (陈集乡)
  • Xuji (徐集乡)
  • Fenggang (丰港乡)
  • Magang (马堽乡)
  • Caomiaoji (草庙集乡)
  • Zhangguangmiao (张广庙乡)
  • Shifo (石佛店乡)
  • Quanhepu (泉河铺乡)
  • Liushudian (柳树店乡)
  • Fenshuiting (分水亭乡)
  • Wumiaoji (武庙集乡)
  • Zushimiao (祖师庙乡)
  • Zhaogang (赵岗乡)
  • Zhanglaobu (张老埠乡)
  • Yangji (杨集乡)
  • Lidian (李店乡)

History[edit]

A set of bronze Niu-bells (Bianzhong) with inscriptions in Spring and Autumn Period excavated from Tomb 1, Hougudui.

Gushi County was the capital of one of the two States of Liao during the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history (771-436 BCE).

Transportation[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Gushi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(43)
10
(50)
13
(55)
19
(66)
24
(75)
30
(86)
33
(91)
31
(88)
26
(79)
21
(70)
14
(57)
8
(46)
19.6
(67.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2
(36)
5
(41)
9
(48)
14
(57)
20
(68)
25
(77)
29
(84)
27
(81)
22
(72)
16
(61)
9
(48)
4
(39)
15.2
(59.3)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(28)
0
(32)
5
(41)
10
(50)
16
(61)
21
(70)
25
(77)
23
(73)
18
(64)
11
(52)
5
(41)
0
(32)
11
(51.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30.7
(1.209)
40.3
(1.587)
67.8
(2.669)
96.6
(3.803)
106.8
(4.205)
142.6
(5.614)
228.3
(8.988)
123.8
(4.874)
90.3
(3.555)
63.5
(2.5)
48.0
(1.89)
27.6
(1.087)
1,066.3
(41.98)
 % humidity 68 71 77 78 77 75 78 81 79 71 78 76 75.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 140.1 131.3 146.2 165.8 206.8 222.6 226.9 234.5 172.8 183.1 156.7 152.4 2,139.2
Source: Chorography of Gushi & Weatherbase[1][2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chorography of Gushi(Chinese:固始县志) (in Chinese). Zhengzhou: Central China Ancient Books Publishing House(Chinese:中州古籍出版社). 1992. p. 116. ISBN 7-5348-1232-1. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Gushi, China". Weatherbase. 2009. 

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