Wuxi County

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Wuxi County
巫溪县
County
Port of Wuxi County
Port of Wuxi County
Location of Wuxi County in Chongqing
Location of Wuxi County in Chongqing
Location of Chongqing in China
Location of Chongqing in China
Coordinates: 31°27′N 109°38′E / 31.450°N 109.633°E / 31.450; 109.633Coordinates: 31°27′N 109°38′E / 31.450°N 109.633°E / 31.450; 109.633
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Chongqing
County seat Chengxiang (城厢镇)
Government
 • Type County
 • CPC Secretary Tang De Xiang(唐德祥)
 • Mayor Luo Cheng(罗成)
Area
 • County 4,030 km2 (1,560 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • County 514,200
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Urban 163,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 405800
Area code(s) 023
GDP[1] 2013
 - Total CNY9.01 billion
US$1.45 billion
 - Per capita CNY17,012
US$2,744
 - Growth Increase 19.2%
HDI 0.758
County flower Peach
Website http://wx.cq.gov.cn/

Wuxi County (Chinese: 巫溪县; pinyin: Wūxī xiàn) is a county of Chongqing Municipality, People's Republic of China. Sitting at the upper reaches of Daning River and the southern slopes of the central Daba Mountains, Wuxi borders Hubei (Zhuxi County and Shennongjia) to the east, Fengjie County and Wushan County to the south, Yunyang County and Kai County to the west, Chengkou County and Shaanxi (Zhenping County) to the north. It is best known for its scenic views and its preserved witchcraft culture.

Wuxi County is noted as a major tourism site of Chongqing.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Wuxi County has 10 towns and 47 townships:

Towns:

  • Chengxiang (城厢)
  • Fenghuang (凤凰)
  • Ningchang (宁厂)
  • Shanghuang (上磺)
  • Gulu (古路)
  • Wenfeng (文峰)
  • Xujia (徐家)
  • Bailu (白鹿)
  • Jianshang (尖山)
  • Xiabao (下堡)

Townships:

  • Huani (花栗)
  • Linguo (菱角)
  • Datong (大同)
  • Shengli (胜利)
  • Dahe (大河)
  • Houhe (后河)
  • Tianxing (天星)
  • Wangu (万古)
  • Changgui (长桂)
  • Huangyan (黄阳)
  • Fenglin (峰灵)
  • Hongyan (红岩)
  • Pulian (蒲莲)
  • Tangfang (塘坊)
  • Xinshu (梓树)
  • Jinpeng (金盆)
  • Chaoyandong (朝阳洞)
  • Xianshui (咸水)
  • Jianlou (建楼)
  • Zhengxi (正溪)
  • Zhongba (中坝)
  • Yulin (鱼鳞)
  • Wulong (乌龙)
  • Gaozhu (高竹)
  • Yusha (渔沙)
  • Zhonglu (中鹿)
  • Zhaojiao (皂角)
  • Tianba (田坝)
  • Maping (马坪)
  • Longtai (龙台)
  • Zhonggang (中岗)
  • Tongcheng (通城)
  • Lanying (兰英)
  • Huatai (花台)
  • Shuangyan (双阳)
  • Congshu (丛树)
  • Shengjia (沈家)
  • Gaolou (高楼)
  • Tianyuan (天元)
  • Zhongniang (中梁)
  • Tucheng (土城)
  • Heping (和平)
  • Xingza (兴寨)
  • Yixi (易溪)
  • Changdu (长渡)
  • Shuangtai (双台)
  • Qianghe (前河)


Geography[edit]

The vast majority of Wuxi's land area is mountainous. With a wet abundant precipitation, Wuxi County is suitable for many plants to grow, the local products are medicine nectar, starch, bacon, dried fruit, vegetables and antler.

Climate data for Wuxi County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
10.8
(51.4)
15.3
(59.5)
21.3
(70.3)
25.6
(78.1)
28.1
(82.6)
31.4
(88.5)
32.1
(89.8)
26.6
(79.9)
21.0
(69.8)
15.7
(60.3)
10.2
(50.4)
20.6
(69.1)
Average low °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
4.8
(40.6)
8.3
(46.9)
13.1
(55.6)
17.3
(63.1)
20.4
(68.7)
23.0
(73.4)
22.6
(72.7)
19.1
(66.4)
14.4
(57.9)
9.6
(49.3)
5.0
(41)
13.4
(56.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 17.8
(0.701)
17.8
(0.701)
49.4
(1.945)
109.4
(4.307)
163.3
(6.429)
205.2
(8.079)
211.8
(8.339)
153.1
(6.028)
179.1
(7.051)
109.1
(4.295)
52.1
(2.051)
23.6
(0.929)
1,291.7
(50.855)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.6 9.2 12.3 14.7 15.7 15.5 13.1 11.5 14.1 14.3 11.6 10.2]
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Economy[edit]

Recreation Park of Wuxi County
The hoi polloi of Wuxi

Total economy performance in the year 2013 is good and the growth rate is accelerating. The total GDP is 9.01 billion yuan in 2013.

Farming in Wuxi County[edit]

Major products include rice, corn, potato, sweet potato, cotton, broccoli, cauliflower, spinach, carrot and soybean.

Wuxi Industry Park[edit]

Manufacturing is the most important economy sector of Wuxi County, they are separately located in several industrial park of Wuxi county. One industry park is in Fenghuang town(凤凰), another one is in Jianshang Town(尖山), the third industrial park is in Ninggang. They all are regulated by the government of the Wuxi County.

Banking in Wuxi County[edit]

Agricultural Bank of China is the most popular bank in Wuxi County with Postal Savings Bank of China come to the second place under the regulation of People's Bank of China of Wuxi County

Mining in Wuxi County[edit]

Mining is still an important part of the economy of Wuxi County, The major areas of production in 2010 were coal, iron ore, natural gas, salt and zinc.

Tourism[edit]

Tourism is a large industry in Wuxi county, with a number of tourism companies flourishing in recent years. The county's natural resources are some of the best preserved of all the counties of Chongqing.

Transportation[edit]

Port of Wuxi County

Massive infrastructure programs started in 2008, like Wuxi-Yunyan highway, Wuxi-Fengjie highway and Wuxi-Zhenping highway with anticipation of completion in 2013 and that will be connected with other China National Highways

There is also a plan under consideration about building an airport in Wuxi County to serve the region across Shaanxi province, Sichuan province also other neighbouring provinces like Hubei, Guizhou, Hunan.

The Wuxi Long-distance Bus Station started the bus service to Guangdong province and Shanghai in the early 2009 while Wuxi Zhaojiaba Bus Station serves the domectic transportation.

Education[edit]

Elementary Schools[edit]

Middle and High Schools[edit]

Vocational Schools[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "上海人均GDP超北京全国最高". Dongfang Daily (in Chinese). 20 January 2012. 

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