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

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)
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.