Lüliang

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Lüliang
吕梁市
Prefecture-level city
Lüliang (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Lüliang (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Lüliang is located in Shanxi
Lüliang
Lüliang
Location of the city centre in Shanxi
Coordinates: 37°31′N 111°09′E / 37.517°N 111.150°E / 37.517; 111.150Coordinates: 37°31′N 111°09′E / 37.517°N 111.150°E / 37.517; 111.150
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
County-level divisions 1 District
2 county-level cities
10 counties
Municipal seat Lishi District
Government
 • Type Prefecture-level city
 • CPC Lvliang Secretary Gao Weidong (高卫东)
 • Mayor Ding Xuefeng (丁雪峰)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 21,143 km2 (8,163 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,323 km2 (511 sq mi)
Elevation 952 m (3,123 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 3,727,057
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Metro 320,142
 • Metro density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 033000
Area code(s) 0358
Licence plates J
Administrative division code 141100
ISO 3166-2 CN-14-11
Website lvliang.gov.cn

Lüliang[2] or Lyuliang (simplified Chinese: 吕梁; traditional Chinese: 呂梁; pinyin: Lǚliáng) is a prefecture-level city in the west of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Shaanxi province across the Yellow River to the west, Jinzhong and the provincial capital of Taiyuan to the east, Linfen to the south, and Xinzhou to the north. It has a total area of 21,143 square kilometres (8,163 sq mi) and total population of 3,727,057. The metro area of Lüliang has a population of 320,142 at the 2010 census.[1]

Administration[edit]

Lüliang has direct jurisdiction over 1 district, 2 county-level cities, and 10 counties:

Map
Luliang mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Lishi District 离石区 Líshí Qū 240,000 1,323 181
2 Xiaoyi City 孝义市 Xiàoyì Shì 430,000 948 454
3 Fenyang City 汾阳市 Fényáng Shì 400,000 1,176 340
4 Wenshui County 文水县 Wénshuǐ Xiàn 420,000 1,064 395
5 Zhongyang County 中阳县 Zhōngyáng Xiàn 130,000 1,441 90
6 Xing County 兴县 Xīng Xiàn 270,000 3,167 85
7 Lin County 临县 Lín Xiàn 580,000 2,979 195
8 Fangshan County 方山县 Fāngshān Xiàn 140,000 1,433 98
9 Liulin County 柳林县 Liǔlín Xiàn 300,000 1,288 233
10 Lan County 岚县 Lán Xiàn 170,000 1,509 113
11 Jiaokou County 交口县 Jiāokǒu Xiàn 110,000 1,258 87
12 Jiaocheng County 交城县 Jiāochéng Xiàn 210,000 1,821 115
13 Shilou County 石楼县 Shílóu Xiàn 100,000 1,736 58

Climate[edit]

Lüliang has a monsoon-influenced continental climate, that, under the Köppen climate classification, falls on the borderline between the semi-arid (Köppen BSk) and humid continental (Dwa) regimes, and features large diurnal temperature variation. Winters are cold and very dry, while summers are hot and slightly humid. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from −7.5 °C (18.5 °F) in January to 23.3 °C (73.9 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 9.13 °C (48.4 °F). Close to three-fourths of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September.

Climate data for Lüliang (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
3.9
(39)
10.6
(51.1)
19.2
(66.6)
25.3
(77.5)
28.9
(84)
29.9
(85.8)
28.0
(82.4)
23.3
(73.9)
17.0
(62.6)
8.6
(47.5)
1.6
(34.9)
16.3
(61.4)
Average low °C (°F) −13.6
(7.5)
−9.5
(14.9)
−2.8
(27)
3.9
(39)
9.9
(49.8)
14.3
(57.7)
17.1
(62.8)
15.9
(60.6)
9.9
(49.8)
3.2
(37.8)
−4
(25)
−11.1
(12)
2.8
(37.0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.7
(0.106)
5.2
(0.205)
12.1
(0.476)
22.0
(0.866)
30.7
(1.209)
60.2
(2.37)
100.5
(3.957)
120.2
(4.732)
61.2
(2.409)
30.2
(1.189)
13.1
(0.516)
3.4
(0.134)
461.5
(18.169)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 3.4 5.0 5.3 6.2 8.3 11.4 11.5 8.6 6.1 3.9 2.2 74.3
Source: Weather China[3]

Transportation[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2010年吕梁市第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报(Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China)". National Bureau of Statistics of China. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Because of the relative difficulty in inputting the umlauted ü, the name Lvliang is often seen in government websites and road signages.
  3. ^ 吕梁 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-12-21. 

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