Jiayuguan City

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Jiayuguan
嘉峪关市
Prefecture-level city
Jiayuguan Fort.
Jiayuguan Fort.
Location of Jiayuguan City jurisdiction in Gansu
Location of Jiayuguan City jurisdiction in Gansu
Coordinates: 39°49′N 98°18′E / 39.817°N 98.300°E / 39.817; 98.300
Country People's Republic of China
Province Gansu
Area
 • Total 2,935 km2 (1,133 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 231,853
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 735100
Website jyg.gansu.gov.cn

About this sound Jiayuguan  (simplified Chinese: 嘉峪关市; traditional Chinese: 嘉峪關市; pinyin: Jiāyùguān shì) is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Gansu province, with a population of 231,853 as of 2010. It is most famous for the nearby Jiayu Pass, the largest and most intact pass of the Great Wall of China.

In ancient times, many inns were built near the pass. Gradually, more and more people decided to stay there for business and Jiayuguan City was built. At present, Jiayuguan City is not only famous for Jiayuguan Pass but also for Jiuquan Steel Company built in 1958. The steel company is the largest in Gansu Province. By area, it is by far the smallest prefecture-level division of Gansu.

Administration[edit]

Jiayuguan has 3 management districts and further divided into 7 subdistricts, 3 towns, and a subdistrict office with a total population of 231,853(2010).[1]

Map
Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin
Xiongguan District 雄关区 Xióngguān Qū
Changcheng District 长城区 Chángchéng Qū
Jingtie District 镜铁区 Jìngtiě Qū
Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin District
Chaoyang Subdistrict 朝陽街道 Chāoyáng Jiēdào Jingtie District
Jianshe Subdistrict 建设街道 Jiànshè Jiēdào Changcheng District
Shengli Subdistrict 胜利街道 Shènglì Jiēdào Xiongguan District
Qianjin Subdistrict 前进街道 Qiánjìn Jiēdào Jingtie District
Wuyi Subdistrict 五一街道 Wǔyī Jiēdào Xiongguan District
Xinhua Subdistrict 新华街道 Xīnhuá Jiēdào Changcheng District
Yuyuan Subdistrict 峪苑街道 Yùyuàn Jiēdào Jingtie District
Yuquan Town 峪泉镇 Yùquán Zhèn Xiongguan District
Wenshu Town 文殊镇 Wénshū Zhèn Jingtie District
Xincheng Town 新城镇 Xīnchéng Zhèn Changcheng District
Kuangshan Administrative Committee 矿山办事处 Kuàngshān Bànshìchù Xiongguan District

Transport[edit]

Jiayuguan is served by China National Highway 312, and the Lanzhou-Xinjiang and Jiayuguan-Ceke Railways.

Jiayuguan is served by the Jiayuguan Airport that offers direct air services to Xi'an on Shanghai Airlines and Beijing on Air China.

The Latitude is 39° 47' N and Longitude: 98° 17' E.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jiayuguan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −2
(28)
3
(38)
11
(51)
17
(63)
22
(72)
27
(81)
29
(84)
28
(83)
23
(73)
16
(60)
6
(42)
0
(32)
15
(58.9)
Average low °C (°F) −16
(3)
−12
(11)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
8
(46)
13
(55)
15
(59)
14
(58)
8
(47)
1
(33)
−7
(20)
−13
(9)
0.8
(33.5)
Average precipitation cm (inches) 0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.5
(0.2)
0.5
(0.2)
0.8
(0.3)
1
(0.4)
1.8
(0.7)
2.8
(1.1)
0.5
(0.2)
0
(0)
0.3
(0.1)
0.3
(0.1)
8.6
(3.4)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010, 2011-09-05(Chinese)
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Jiayuguan, China". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.