Suining

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Suining
遂宁市
Prefecture-level city
Location of Suining in Sichuan
Location of Suining in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°31′N 105°34′E / 30.517°N 105.567°E / 30.517; 105.567Coordinates: 30°31′N 105°34′E / 30.517°N 105.567°E / 30.517; 105.567
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city established February 1985
Area
 • Total 5,326 km2 (2,056 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,252,551
 • Density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  [1]
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 629000
Area code(s) +86 (0)825
Licence Plate Prefixes 川J

Suining (simplified Chinese: 遂宁; traditional Chinese: 遂寧; Sichuanese Pinyin: Xu4nin2; Sichuanese pronunciation: [ɕy˨˦nin˨˩]; pinyin: Sùiníng; Wade–Giles: Sui-ning) is a prefecture-level city of eastern Sichuan province in Southwest China. Suining had 3,252,551 in 2010 (3,477,013 residents in 2000).[1]

Most of the area is overwhelmingly rural in character. In several counties there are petroleum, gas and salt resources.

Geography and climate[edit]

Suining is located in the centre of the Sichuan Basin and on the central reaches of the Fu River, bordering Chongqing, Guang'an and Nanchong to the east, Neijiang and Ziyang to the south, the provincial capital of Chengdu to the west, and Deyang and Mianyang to the north. Its prefectural, or administrative, area ranges in latitude from 30° 10' 50" to 31° 10' 50" N, or 108.9 kilometres (67.7 mi) and in longitude from 105° 03' 26" to 106° 59' 49" E, or 90.3 kilometres (56.1 mi). While much of the prefecture is mountainous, the urban area itself, which occupies 40 square kilometres (15 sq mi), is located on flat land.

Suining has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) and is largely mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. Winter is short, mild, and foggy, though actual precipitation is low. January averages 6.5 °C (43.7 °F), and while frost may occur, snow is rare. Summers are long, hot and humid, with the daily average in July and August around 27 °C (81 °F), with August being slightly warmer. Rainfall is light in winter and can be heavy in summer, and 75% of the annual total occurs from May to September.

Climate data for Suining (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
22.7
(72.9)
26.9
(80.4)
29.1
(84.4)
31.5
(88.7)
32.2
(90)
26.6
(79.9)
21.4
(70.5)
16.5
(61.7)
11.2
(52.2)
21.4
(70.6)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
5.9
(42.6)
9.4
(48.9)
14.1
(57.4)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
23.6
(74.5)
23.5
(74.3)
19.9
(67.8)
15.3
(59.5)
10.4
(50.7)
5.7
(42.3)
14.3
(57.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 14.5
(0.571)
14.8
(0.583)
25.0
(0.984)
63.6
(2.504)
104.0
(4.094)
131.5
(5.177)
198.1
(7.799)
143.3
(5.642)
122.8
(4.835)
65.5
(2.579)
29.9
(1.177)
14.6
(0.575)
927.6
(36.52)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.1 8.2 9.8 12.1 13.1 13.8 13.3 10.4 14.7 14.1 10.1 7.5 135.2
Source: Weather China

Places of Interest[edit]

Suining is a booming city with a wide range of roles, not just limit to the Excellent Tourism City of China, but also include the Finance and Ecological City of China, the National Landscape City, the National Hygiene City,and the Global Green City.

According to the local legend, Suining is the Hometown of Guanyin, three sisters of Guanyin are all from Suining.[2]

There exists Lingquan Temple, Guangde Temple, and the Dead Sea, which are regarded as the 4A scenic zone. And there is also a Celadon Museum of Sichuan, which is referred to as a 3A scenic zone.

The percentage of land-covered forests of Suining is approximately 34%, it's the first Provincial Environmental Protection City in Sichuan.

Subdivisions[edit]

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Chuanshan District 船山区 Chuánshān Qū 670,000 618 1,084
2 Anju District 安居区 Ānjū Qū 750,000 1,258 596
3 Pengxi County 蓬溪县 Péngxī Xiàn 760,000 1,251 608
4 Shehong County 射洪县 Shèhóng Xiàn 1,040,000 1,496 695
5 Daying County 大英县 Dàyīng Xiàn 550,000 703 782

Transport[edit]

Highway[edit]

Rail[edit]

Suining is the junction for the Dazhou–Chengdu and Suining–Chongqing Railways, which collective form the western-most section of the Shanghai–Wuhan–Chengdu High-Speed Railway.

Well-known inhabitants[edit]

  • Chen Wei, a pro-democracy activist born in 1969 who has been arrested in February 2011 and sentenced for 9-years in prison

on December 23, 2011 for "inciting subversion of state power" by the Suining intermediate people's court. His lawyer was repeatedly prevented from meeting him in detention in stark violation of Chinese law.

  • Liu Xianbin, a pro-democracy activist born in 1968 who has been arrested in June 2010 and sentenced for 10-years in prison for inciting subversion of state power.
  • Li Bifeng, a pro-democracy activist and friend of Liao Yiwu who is facing 5-years prison for false "economic crimes".

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