Wenshan City

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Wenshan
文山市
County-level city
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Wenshan is located in Yunnan
Wenshan
Wenshan
Location of the city centre in Yunnan
Coordinates: 23°22′N 104°15′E / 23.367°N 104.250°E / 23.367; 104.250Coordinates: 23°22′N 104°15′E / 23.367°N 104.250°E / 23.367; 104.250
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Autonomous prefecture Wenshan
Area
 • Total 4,500 km2 (1,700 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 450,000
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 663000
Area code(s) 0876
Website http://www.37.gov.cn/

Wenshan (Chinese: 文山; pinyin: Wénshān) is a city in and the seat of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in southeastern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It once was a county (Wenshan County; 文山县), but on 2 December 2010, with the approval of the PRC State Council, it was upgraded to a county-level city.

Economy[edit]

One of the largest companies based in Wenshan County is the electric power supplier Yunnan Wenshan Electric Power Co., Ltd. It is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. [1]

The Wenshan Zinc Mine is known for producing world class, deep blue hemimorphite specimens.[1]

Wenshan is a producer of 'Sanchi', a plant with medicinal properties which grows away from daylight under huge plastic sheets.

Climate[edit]

Wenshan is situated in the 'Valley of Eternal Spring'. Because it is on a plateau, temperatures are quite constant throughout the year, with more precipitations during the summer months.

Climate data for Wenshan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
19.6
(67.3)
24.1
(75.4)
26.9
(80.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.8
(82)
27.6
(81.7)
27.5
(81.5)
26.1
(79)
23.4
(74.1)
20.4
(68.7)
17.8
(64)
23.9
(74.9)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
8.7
(47.7)
11.8
(53.2)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.6
(67.3)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
15.0
(59)
11.2
(52.2)
7.4
(45.3)
14.2
(57.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 13.9
(0.547)
18.3
(0.72)
28.9
(1.138)
53.8
(2.118)
120.8
(4.756)
134.8
(5.307)
206.4
(8.126)
185.4
(7.299)
119.4
(4.701)
66.0
(2.598)
45.6
(1.795)
11.9
(0.469)
1,005.2
(39.574)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.7 6.1 5.9 10.1 15.6 17.6 20.6 21.4 15.8 12.2 8.8 4.3 145.1
Source: Weather China

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