Mang City

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Mang (Mangshi)
芒市
County-level city
Mang (Mangshi) is located in Yunnan
Mang (Mangshi)
Mang (Mangshi)
Location in Yunnan
Coordinates: 24°27′N 98°36′E / 24.450°N 98.600°E / 24.450; 98.600Coordinates: 24°27′N 98°36′E / 24.450°N 98.600°E / 24.450; 98.600
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Dehong
Area
 • Total 2,987 km2 (1,153 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 343,400
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 678400
Area code(s) 0692
Website www.ms.yn.gov.cn

Mang City or Mangshi (Chinese: 芒市), formerly named Luxi City (Chinese: 潞西市; pinyin: Lùxī Shì),[1] is a county-level city of Dehong Prefecture, in the west of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It is the prefectural seat, and in 1996, Luxi was upgraded to a county-level city.

Name change[edit]

In 2008, 4751 people[1] participated in a public opinion survey in favour of restoring the historical name (Mang City), with 96.96% supporting a name change to Mang City.[1] In 2010, the name of the county-level city was formally changed, becoming the very first single-character (excluding the word for city, "市") city in mainland China.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Mang City
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 14
(57)
17
(62)
21
(69)
25
(77)
26
(78)
25
(77)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
20
(68)
17
(62)
15
(59)
21.1
(69.7)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(37)
6
(42)
10
(50)
15
(59)
17
(62)
17
(62)
16
(60)
14
(57)
11
(51)
7
(44)
3
(37)
10.1
(49.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
38
(1.5)
99
(3.9)
178
(7.0)
185
(7.3)
170
(6.7)
114
(4.5)
69
(2.7)
36
(1.4)
15
(0.6)
959
(37.8)
Source: Weatherbase[2]

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 国务院正式批复同意潞西更名为芒市 (in Chinese). Yunnan Xinhua. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Historical Weather for Luxi, Yunnan, China". Weatherbase. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 

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