Neijiang

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Neijiang
内江市
Prefecture-level city
Neijiang in 2012
Neijiang in 2012
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 5,385.33 km2 (2,079.29 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
Population (2010 census[1])
 • Prefecture-level city 3,702,847
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,251,095
 • Urban density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,251,095
 • Metro density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 641000
Website http://www.neijiang.gov.cn/

Neijiang (simplified Chinese: 内江; traditional Chinese: 內江; Sichuanese Pinyin: Nui4jiang1; Sichuanese pronunciation: [nuei˨˩˧tɕiaŋ˥]; pinyin: Nèijiāng; Wade–Giles: Nei-chiang) is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the Tuo River and is a transportation and food-processing center. Its population was 3,702,847 at the 2010 census whom 1,251,095 in the built-up (or metro) area made of 2 urban districts (Shizhong and Dongxing).

General information[edit]

In medieval times the locality was an important salt-producing area, but in recent times its name has been associated with the cultivation of sugarcane; it is commonly referred to as the sugar capital of Sichuan. During the economic boom of China in the 1990s and early 21st century, Neijiang has been transformed and its industry now range from engineering, electronics, chemicals, construction materials, to consumer goods. It is also the home of Neijiang Normal College and many other educational institutions. Its geographic location puts it in the centre of the transport network in southern Sichuan. Neijiang is also the hometown of Zhang Daqian, one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
Neijiang mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Shizhong District 市中区 Shìzhōng Qū 540,000 388 1,392
2 Dongxing District 东兴区 Dōngxīng Qū 850,000 1,181 720
3 Weiyuan County 威远县 Wēiyuǎn Xiàn 740,000 1,289 574
4 Zizhong County 资中县 Zīzhōng Xiàn 1,310,000 1,734 755
5 Longchang County 隆昌县 Lóngchāng Xiàn 760,000 794 957

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Neijiang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11
(51)
12
(53)
18
(65)
23
(74)
26
(78)
29
(84)
32
(89)
31
(88)
27
(81)
21
(69)
16
(61)
12
(54)
21.5
(70.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4
(40)
6
(43)
12
(53)
15
(59)
18
(65)
22
(71)
24
(76)
23
(74)
20
(68)
15
(59)
11
(52)
7
(44)
14.8
(58.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
28
(1.1)
58
(2.3)
89
(3.5)
135
(5.3)
185
(7.3)
175
(6.9)
114
(4.5)
79
(3.1)
36
(1.4)
18
(0.7)
937
(36.9)
Source: Weatherbase [2]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°35′N 105°04′E / 29.583°N 105.067°E / 29.583; 105.067

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