Huoshan County

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Huoshan County
霍山县
Foziling Dam of Huoshan County
Foziling Dam of Huoshan County
Coordinates: 31°16′N 116°16′E / 31.267°N 116.267°E / 31.267; 116.267Coordinates: 31°16′N 116°16′E / 31.267°N 116.267°E / 31.267; 116.267
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
Prefecture Lu'an
Area
 • Total 2,042 km2 (788 sq mi)
Population 370,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 237200
Area code(s) 0564
Website huoshan.gov.cn

Huoshan (Chinese: 霍山; pinyin: Huòshān) is a county of western Anhui province, People's Republic of China, and is under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 370,000 and an area of 2,042 square kilometres (788 sq mi). The government of Huoshan County is located in Hengshan Town.

Huoshan County has jurisdiction over nine towns and sixteen townships.

The county has a long history with over 2000 years, and the name "Huoshan" was first used during the Sui Dynasty.

Geography and climate[edit]

Huoshan County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), cool, sometimes cold, winters, and hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 2.4 °C (36.3 °F) in January to 27.5 °C (81.5 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 15.24 °C (59.4 °F). A majority of the annual precipitation occurs from May to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in March to 47% in August, the county receives 1,844 hours of bright sunshine annually.