Meihekou

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Meihekou
梅河口市
County-level city
Skyline of Meihekou
Meihekou is located in Jilin
Meihekou
Meihekou
Location in Jilin
Coordinates: 41°32′N 125°41′E / 41.533°N 125.683°E / 41.533; 125.683Coordinates: 41°32′N 125°41′E / 41.533°N 125.683°E / 41.533; 125.683
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
Prefecture-level city Tonghua
Seat Xinhua Subdistrict (新华街道)
Area
 • County-level city 2,174.6 km2 (839.6 sq mi)
 • Urban 81 km2 (31 sq mi)
Elevation 180 m (590 ft)
Population (2009)[1] 617,262
 • Metro 276,904
 • Hukou permits 183,565
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Meihekou (Chinese: 梅河口; pinyin: Méihékǒu; literally: "Plum River Mouth") is a city of 600,000 in southwestern Jilin province, People's Republic of China. It is a regional transport hub, connecting three railway lines, all of which are single track, and 2 national highways. The city is also a major lorry transshipment point in the region as it is also the junction of two trunk roads, connected to Liaoyuan in the northwest. The city is administratively a county-level city of Tonghua City.

Geography[edit]

Meihekou is located in southwestern Jilin province at latitudes 42° 08' to 43° 02' N and longitudes 125° 15' to 126° 03' E, stretching 97 kilometres (60 mi) north−south and 35 kilometres (22 mi) west−east. It is situated in the western foothills of the Changbai Mountains and on the upper reaches of the Huifa River (辉发河). Bordering county-level divisions are Huinan County to the east, Liuhe County to the south and southeast, Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County (Liaoning province) to the southwest, Dongfeng County to the west and northwest.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Meihekou (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−4.1
(24.6)
3.8
(38.8)
14.3
(57.7)
21.0
(69.8)
25.3
(77.5)
27.5
(81.5)
26.5
(79.7)
21.4
(70.5)
13.6
(56.5)
3.0
(37.4)
−5.2
(22.6)
11.57
(52.81)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−17.3
(0.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
1.3
(34.3)
8.3
(46.9)
14.6
(58.3)
18.4
(65.1)
16.8
(62.2)
9.0
(48.2)
1.1
(34)
−7.8
(18)
−16.8
(1.8)
−0.09
(31.84)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5.8
(0.228)
6.6
(0.26)
14.7
(0.579)
37.7
(1.484)
59.5
(2.343)
103.1
(4.059)
181.4
(7.142)
141.9
(5.587)
64.2
(2.528)
40.5
(1.594)
19.1
(0.752)
7.9
(0.311)
682.4
(26.867)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.0 5.8 6.5 8.8 12.0 14.8 16.4 14.3 10.1 8.3 7.4 6.3 116.7
Source: Weather China

Administrative divisions[2][edit]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

Transportation[edit]

Meihekou is a regional transport hub, connecting the Shenji (Shenyang−Jilin City; 沈吉铁路), the Simei (Siping−Meihekou; 四梅铁路), and the Meiji (Meihekou−Ji'an 梅集铁路) Railways. The highways that pass through the area are the Heida (Heihe−Dalian) Highway and the Jixi (Ji'an−Xilinhot) Highway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 梅河口市人口民族 (in Chinese). Meihekou People's Government. 15 December 2009. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  2. ^ 通化市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org

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