Lu'an

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Lu'an
六安市
Prefecture-level city
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Location of Lu'an Prefecture within Anhui (China).png
Coordinates: 31°44′42″N 116°30′20″E / 31.74500°N 116.50556°E / 31.74500; 116.50556Coordinates: 31°44′42″N 116°30′20″E / 31.74500°N 116.50556°E / 31.74500; 116.50556
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 7
Township-level divisions 196
Municipal seat Jin'an District
(31°44′N 116°28′E / 31.733°N 116.467°E / 31.733; 116.467)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Sun Yunfei (孙云飞)
 • Mayor Bi Xiaobin (毕小彬)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 18,141 km2 (7,004 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,580 km2 (1,380 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,580 km2 (1,380 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Urban 1,482,729
 • Urban density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,482,729
 • Metro density 410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0564
License Plate Prefix N
Administrative division code 341500
ISO 3166-2 CN-34-15

Lu'an (Chinese: ; pinyin: Lù'ān), is a prefecture-level city in western Anhui province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan to the northwest and Hubei to the southwest. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 5,612,590, 1,482,729 of whom resided in the built-up area of 2 urban districts. Neighbouring prefecture-level cities are the provincial capital of Hefei to the east, Anqing to the south, Huanggang (Hubei) and Xinyang (Henan) to the west, and Huainan and Fuyang to the north. Although the character "" (literally: "six") is normally pronounced "Liù", in this case it changes to "Lù" on account of the local dialect.

Geography and climate[edit]

Lu'an is marked by the southern fringes of the North China Plain in its north and the northern part of the Dabie Mountains in its south. Its administrative area spans 31°01′−32°40′ N latitude and 115°20′−117°14′ E longitude.

Lu'an has a monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and damp, with average low temperatures in January dipping just below freezing; the January 24-hour average temperature is 2.6 °C (36.7 °F). Summers are typically hot and humid, with a July average of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The annual mean is 15.68 °C (60.2 °F), while annual precipitation averages just above 1,100 millimetres (43 in), a majority of which occurs from May to August. Annual sunshine duration is 2,000 to 2,300 hours.

Climate data for Lu'an (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
8.8
(47.8)
13.3
(55.9)
20.9
(69.6)
26.0
(78.8)
29.1
(84.4)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
26.8
(80.2)
21.8
(71.2)
15.5
(59.9)
9.7
(49.5)
20.2
(68.4)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.3
(34.3)
5.5
(41.9)
11.7
(53.1)
17.0
(62.6)
21.2
(70.2)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
18.9
(66)
13.2
(55.8)
6.7
(44.1)
1.4
(34.5)
12.1
(53.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 40.5
(1.594)
54.7
(2.154)
86.5
(3.406)
83.8
(3.299)
113.9
(4.484)
162.3
(6.39)
185.6
(7.307)
137.3
(5.406)
83.4
(3.283)
77.3
(3.043)
55.2
(2.173)
27.3
(1.075)
1,107.8
(43.614)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.6 8.8 13.0 11.3 11.6 12.1 13.0 11.2 10.4 9.2 8.0 6.4 123.6
Source: Weather China

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Lu'an administers seven county-level divisions, including two districts and five counties.

Map
Luan mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Districts
1 Jin'an District 金安区 Jīn'ān Qū 830 000 1 654 502
2 Yu'an District 裕安区 Yù'ān Qū 940 000 1 926 488
Counties
3 Shou County 寿县 Shòu Xiàn 1 280 000 2 986 429
4 Huoqiu County 霍邱县 Huòqiū Xiàn 1 650 000 3 774 437
5 Shucheng County 舒城县 Shūchéng Xiàn 990 000 2 092 473
6 Jinzhai County 金寨县 Jīnzhài Xiàn 640 000 3 667 175
7 Huoshan County 霍山县 Huòshān Xiàn 370 000 2 042 181

These are further divided into 196 township-level divisions.

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