Longkou

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Longkou
龙口市
County-level city
Nanshan Temple in Longkou
Nanshan Temple in Longkou
Longkou is located in Shandong
Longkou
Longkou
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°38′N 120°20′E / 37.633°N 120.333°E / 37.633; 120.333Coordinates: 37°38′N 120°20′E / 37.633°N 120.333°E / 37.633; 120.333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Yantai
Township-level divisions 5 subdistricts
8 towns
Municipal seat Donglai Subdistrict (东莱街道)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 265700

Longkou (simplified Chinese: 龙口; traditional Chinese: 龍口; pinyin: Lóngkǒu), formerly Huang County (simplified Chinese: 黄县; traditional Chinese: 黃縣; pinyin: Huáng Xiàn), is a port city in northeastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China, facing the Bohai Sea to the north and the Laizhou Bay to the west. Longkou, a county-level city, is administered by the prefecture-level city of Yantai. The total population of Longkou is 620,000.

History[edit]

Longkou was formerly known as Huang County, and was renamed to the current name in 1986.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 5 subdistricts and 8 towns under the city's administration:[2]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Geography[edit]

Longkou is a coastal harbour city adjacent to Yantai to the east, linked to Qingdao to the south. Its administrative area (county-level city) covers 893 km2 (345 sq mi) and contains a coastline of 68.4 km (42.5 mi).[3]

Longkou is quite mountainous in the south and flat plains to the north. It has with low hills in the southeast and littoral plains in the northwest. There are mountains and rivers surrounding Longkou. The annual average temperature within the city is 11.7°C. Although longkou has pleasant temperature in summer, it could be extremely cold during winter [4]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Longkou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(35)
8
(46)
16
(60)
22
(71)
27
(80)
29
(84)
28
(82)
24
(75)
19
(66)
11
(51)
4
(39)
15.9
(60.2)
Average low °C (°F) −7
(19)
−6
(21)
−1
(30)
5
(41)
11
(51)
17
(62)
21
(69)
20
(68)
14
(57)
9
(48)
2
(35)
−3
(26)
6.8
(43.9)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
33
(1.3)
38
(1.5)
71
(2.8)
165
(6.5)
135
(5.3)
64
(2.5)
36
(1.4)
23
(0.9)
10
(0.4)
607
(23.9)
Source: Weatherbase [5]

Economy[edit]

Longkou is well known for its production of cellophane noodles, it is home to the New Dragon Asia Corporation head office producing more than 1.1 billion packages of instant noodles.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Longkou". Official website of Longkou Government. Retrieved 2009-10-27. [dead link]
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:龙口市" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  3. ^ (Chinese) LongKou China
  4. ^ (Chinese) LongKou China
  5. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Longkou, China". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.

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