Nanping

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This article is about the city in Fujian. For the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period state, see Jingnan.
Nanping
南平市
Prefecture-level city
Nanping-At-Night-2.jpg
Location of Nanping City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Nanping City jurisdiction in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°39′N 118°11′E / 26.650°N 118.183°E / 26.650; 118.183
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Government
 • CPC Secretary Pei Jinjia
 • Mayor Lin Baojin
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 26,278 km2 (10,146 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
Elevation 89 m (291 ft)
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 2,645,549
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban 467,875
 • Urban density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Metro 467,875
 • Metro density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 353000, 354000
Area code(s) 599
GDP 2009[2]
 - Total CNY 62.174 billion (USD 9.11 billion)
 - per capita CNY 21,439 (USD 3,142)
 - Growth Increase 13.9%
License Plate Prefixes H
Local Dialect Min Bei
Website www.np.gov.cn

Nanping (Chinese: 南平; pinyin: Nánpíng) is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Ningde City to the east, Sanming City to the south, and the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi to the north and west respectively. Part of the famous Wuyi Mountains range is located in this prefecture. Its population was 2,645,549 at the 2010 census whom 467,875 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yanping urban district.

Nanping is a picturesque old city, located on a hill near the fall of the Jianxi (建溪) River into the Min, and surrounded by high stone walls. These high walls were used to prevent artillery fire. They formed a considerable obstacle to anything hostile in past conflicts.[3]

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Nanping administers 1 district, 4 county-level cities and 5 counties.

Geography and climate[edit]

Nanping, similar to the rest of the province, has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short and mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) in January to 28.7 °C (83.7 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 19.50 °C (67.1 °F). Rainfall averages more than 200 mm (7.9 in) per month from March to June before gradually tapering off until early winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 24% in March to 57% in July, the city receives 1,721 hours of bright sunshine annually, with summer being the sunniest time of the year; spring and late winter are especially overcast and damp.

Climate data for Nanping (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.3
(72.1)
24.5
(76.1)
30.8
(87.4)
36.0
(96.8)
38.3
(100.9)
39.6
(103.3)
42.1
(107.8)
41.4
(106.5)
39.2
(102.6)
37.6
(99.7)
34.3
(93.7)
26.9
(80.4)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
15.7
(60.3)
19.4
(66.9)
24.4
(75.9)
27.9
(82.2)
31.3
(88.3)
34.6
(94.3)
34.0
(93.2)
30.9
(87.6)
26.6
(79.9)
21.3
(70.3)
16.7
(62.1)
24.8
(76.6)
Average low °C (°F) 6.5
(43.7)
8.0
(46.4)
11.4
(52.5)
15.8
(60.4)
19.5
(67.1)
22.6
(72.7)
24.5
(76.1)
24.2
(75.6)
22.0
(71.6)
17.6
(63.7)
12.3
(54.1)
7.4
(45.3)
16.0
(60.8)
Record low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−6.3
(20.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
3.8
(38.8)
9.6
(49.3)
14.8
(58.6)
20.3
(68.5)
20.0
(68)
17.4
(63.3)
10.5
(50.9)
2.4
(36.3)
−4.2
(24.4)
−6.3
(20.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 59.2
(2.331)
109.8
(4.323)
202.9
(7.988)
216.2
(8.512)
277.6
(10.929)
260.0
(10.236)
148.9
(5.862)
127.6
(5.024)
100.7
(3.965)
73.1
(2.878)
41.2
(1.622)
35.4
(1.394)
1,652.6
(65.064)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.7 14.8 18.3 19.1 19.7 17.3 12.6 13.9 11.8 8.2 7.0 7.7 162.1
 % humidity 78 79 80 79 80 81 75 76 77 76 77 77 77.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 95.6 82.2 89.4 111.4 129.8 156.1 241.1 223.8 175.2 157.4 131.6 127.0 1,720.6
Percent possible sunshine 29 26 24 29 31 38 57 55 48 44 40 39 39
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Industry[edit]

The industry of Nanping comprises various exported oriented industries. This include the Fujian Nanping Nanfu Battery Company Ltd. It is the biggest alkaline battery manufacturer and supplier in Chinese mainland.[4]

Image views[edit]

See also[edit]

Nanping school stabbings

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.geohive.com/cntry/cn-35.aspx
  2. ^ 南平市2009年国民经济和社会发展统计公报 (in Chinese). Nanping Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  3. ^ Camps and Trails in China by Roy C. and Yvette Andrews (1918)
  4. ^ http://www.nanfu.com/en Welcome to Nanfu (English)

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