Ji'an

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Ji'an
吉安市
Prefecture-level city
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Location of Ji'an City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Ji'an City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 27°08′N 115°00′E / 27.133°N 115.000°E / 27.133; 115.000Coordinates: 27°08′N 115°00′E / 27.133°N 115.000°E / 27.133; 115.000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
Government
 • CPC Secretary Zhou Meng
 • Mayor Hu Shizhong
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 25,219 km2 (9,737 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,331 km2 (514 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,331 km2 (514 sq mi)
Elevation 62 m (202 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 4,810,340
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
 • Metro 460,194
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 343000
Area code(s) 0796
Licence plate prefixes D
Website jian.gov.cn

Ji'an (Chinese: 吉安; pinyin: Jí'ān) is a prefecture-level city in Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Hunan to the west. It has an area of 25,219 km2 (9,737 sq mi) and as of the 2010 census, had a population of 4,810,340, of whom 460,194 live in the built-up area made of 2 urban districts.[1] The local speech is a variety of Gan Chinese.

The former deputy governor of the People's Bank of China, Xiao Gang, is from here. This city is also the home of Jinggangshan University.

Administration[edit]

The Ji'an municipal region comprises two districts, Jizhou and Qingyuan, a county-level city and ten counties.

County-level cities[edit]

Counties[edit]

Geography[edit]

Ji'an has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) affected by the East Asian monsoon, with long, humid, very hot summers and cool and drier winters with occasional cold snaps. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 6.5 °C (43.7 °F) in January to 29.5 °C (85.1 °F) in July, with an annual average of 18.40 °C (65.1 °F). The average annual precipitation is 1,520 mm (60 in). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 19% in March to 59% in July, the city receives 1,641 hours of bright sunshine annually. Winter begins somewhat sunny and dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier; spring begins especially gloomy, and from April to June each of the months averages more than 210 mm (8.3 in) of rainfall. After the heavy rains subside in June, summer is especially sunny. Autumn is warm and relatively dry.

Climate data for Ji'an (1971—2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.2
(50.4)
11.8
(53.2)
16.0
(60.8)
22.5
(72.5)
27.3
(81.1)
30.7
(87.3)
34.3
(93.7)
33.7
(92.7)
29.8
(85.6)
24.7
(76.5)
18.7
(65.7)
13.4
(56.1)
22.8
(73.0)
Average low °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
5.5
(41.9)
9.3
(48.7)
15.3
(59.5)
19.8
(67.6)
23.3
(73.9)
25.6
(78.1)
25.2
(77.4)
21.7
(71.1)
16.5
(61.7)
10.5
(50.9)
5.2
(41.4)
15.1
(59.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 73.4
(2.89)
103.2
(4.063)
169.0
(6.654)
224.4
(8.835)
214.6
(8.449)
234.0
(9.213)
116.3
(4.579)
134.5
(5.295)
79.6
(3.134)
74.2
(2.921)
55.0
(2.165)
40.7
(1.602)
1,518.9
(59.8)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.7 15.0 18.9 19.2 18.3 16.0 10.8 11.9 9.0 9.4 8.3 8.3 158.8
 % humidity 81 82 84 83 81 81 74 76 77 76 76 75 78.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 76.4 67.9 71.4 96.2 131.1 153.6 247.8 226.9 165.4 145.8 129.9 128.1 1,640.5
Percent possible sunshine 23 22 19 25 32 37 59 56 45 41 40 40 36.6
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Transport[edit]

Jinggangshan Airport in Taihe County serves Ji'an.

Education[edit]

Jinggangshan University is located in Qingyuan District, Ji'an.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Ji'an" (in Chinese). Official website of Ji'an City Government. Retrieved 2009-01-04. 

External links[edit]