Hanjiang District, Putian

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Hanjiang District
涵江区
District
Hanjiang is located in Fujian
Hanjiang
Hanjiang
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 25°27′31″N 119°06′59″E / 25.45861°N 119.11639°E / 25.45861; 119.11639Coordinates: 25°27′31″N 119°06′59″E / 25.45861°N 119.11639°E / 25.45861; 119.11639
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Putian
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

About this sound Hanjiang  (Chinese: 涵江; pinyin: Hánjiāng) is a district of Putian, Fujian province, People's Republic of China.

Hanjiang District, Putian About this sound Hanjiang (help·info) (Chinese: 涵江; pinyin: Hánjiāng) is a district of Putian, Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It ranges in latitude from 25°23' to 25° 27'N and longitude from 119° 04' to 119°10'E. It is located in the middle of the southeast coast, east to Taiwan Strait, south to "triangle of the gold austral Fujian".

History[edit]

In 627, Hanjiang got its original name of "Hantou", which means it was the head of sluice that built at that time. In Song Dynasty, it was given the name of "Hanjiang". [1]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Hanjiang contains 2 street offices, 9 towns, 1 village: Handong, Hanxi, Sanjiangkou, Baitang, Guohuan, Jiangkou, Wutang, Qiulu, Baisha, Zhuangbian, Xinxian, Dayang. The district government is located in Handong Street.[2]

Geography[edit]

With a total area of around 752 square kilometers, Hanjiang is in the north of the estuary of Mulan Stream, and in the wast of the Xinghua Bay. It has National Road 324, Fuzhou-Xiamen Highway, Xingyou Highway, Fuzhou-Xiamen Railway, and Xiangpu Railway in its region. The Hanjiang railway station is located in Jiangkou town.[3]

Climate[edit]

Hanjiang has a monsoonal subtropical marine climate, characterised by long, cool and humid summers and short, mild and dry winters. The average annual temperature is 20.2 °C, with an annual sunlight of 1943 hours and annual precipitation of 1289mm.[4]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 Census, Hanjiang has a population of 470097 inhabitants, or 16.92% of the population of Putian. [5]

Natural Resources[edit]

Mineral Resources[edit]

The Hanjiang district has abundant nonmetal mineral deposits: reserves of brick and tile clay reach one hundred million tons; granite is over one million cubic meters; and construction sand and mineral water are also plentiful.[6]

Living Resources[edit]

Hanjiang is a part of Mulan Stream Plain, which is rich in rice, wheat, sweet potato, soybean, peanut and vegetable. Lychee, longan, loquat, and persimmon are the four main fruits. Seafood like oysters, sea worms, clams, fish, octopus, especially eel and prawns are well-known both inside and outside the province.

Geothermal Resources[edit]

The geothermal water temperature is between 30 °C and 60 °C, which is a very favorable temperature to exploit.

Port Resources[edit]

Hanjiang has a good natural harbor—Hanjiang Harbor, whose total water line around Xinghua Bay is 19.6 kilometers and the whole Channel length is 43.88 kilometers. The convenient navigation helped the formation of Sanjiangkou Bay and Jiangkou operation area in the history. [7]

Economy[edit]

By 2008, Hanjiang's GDP amounted to 17.83 billion yuan, an increase of 18.7%. The first, second, and third industry respectively added value 1219 million yuan, 1291 million yuan, and 3701 million yuan, with increases of 6.4%, 22.1%, and 11.4%.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hanjiang" 百度百科. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hanjiang" 百度百科. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Hanjiang" 百度百科. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Hanjiang" 百度百科. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  5. ^ “Demographics of Putian. ” 2010 Census. Retrieved June 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Hanjiang" 百度百科. Retrieved June 6, 2014.
  7. ^ Ports in Putian. Retrieved June 12, 2014.