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 http://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)
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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