Xinyang

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Xinyang
信阳市
Prefecture-level city
Location of Xinyang City jurisdiction in Henan
Location of Xinyang City jurisdiction in Henan
Xinyang is located in China
Xinyang
Xinyang
Location in China
Coordinates: 32°08′N 114°03′E / 32.133°N 114.050°E / 32.133; 114.050Coordinates: 32°08′N 114°03′E / 32.133°N 114.050°E / 32.133; 114.050
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 18,819 km2 (7,266 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,401 km2 (1,313 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,401 km2 (1,313 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Prefecture-level city 6,108,683
 • Density 320/km2 (840/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,295,762
 • Urban density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,295,762
 • Metro density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0376
GDP 2010 109.2
Major Nationalities Han
License plate prefixes S
Website xinyang.gov.cn

Xinyang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 信陽; pinyin: Xìnyáng; Postal map spelling: Sinyang) is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China, the southernmost such administrative division in the province.

Geography[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Xinyang has a total land area of 18,819 square kilometres (7,266 sq mi). The city is located in the southernmost part of Henan Province, on the south bank of the Huai River. It borders the cities Zhumadian to the north and Nanyang to the northwest, and the provinces of Anhui and Hubei to the east and south respectively. The region where Xinyang is located is considered a subtropical area and the Dabie Mountains cover most of its territory.

Climate[edit]

Xinyang has a monsoon-influenced, four-season humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with cold, damp winters, and hot, humid summers. The months of April through June here are slightly cooler than much of the rest of the province. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 2.2 °C (36.0 °F) in January to 27.4 °C (81.3 °F) in July; the annual mean is 15.31 °C (59.6 °F). The annual precipitation is just above 1,100 millimetres (43 in), and close to two-thirds of it occurs from May to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 38% in March to 47% in four months, the city receives 1,974 hours of bright sunshine annually; January thru March are the cloudiest months.

Climate data for Xinyang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.9
(57)
21.4
(70.5)
25.9
(78.6)
29.5
(85.1)
31.6
(88.9)
30.9
(87.6)
26.6
(79.9)
21.6
(70.9)
15.4
(59.7)
9.5
(49.1)
20.2
(68.3)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
0.6
(33.1)
5.0
(41)
11.6
(52.9)
16.5
(61.7)
20.7
(69.3)
23.9
(75)
23.0
(73.4)
17.8
(64)
12.0
(53.6)
5.9
(42.6)
0.8
(33.4)
11.4
(52.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 29.2
(1.15)
42.4
(1.669)
69.4
(2.732)
80.0
(3.15)
126.0
(4.961)
154.0
(6.063)
183.9
(7.24)
159.5
(6.28)
107.8
(4.244)
81.2
(3.197)
50.9
(2.004)
21.4
(0.843)
1,105.7
(43.533)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.2 7.9 10.7 9.9 11.5 11.0 12.6 11.9 10.5 10.2 7.6 6.2 117.2
 % humidity 72 72 73 71 73 76 81 83 79 77 73 69 74.9
Mean monthly sunshine hours 127.0 121.7 139.3 175.6 196.1 197.4 205.7 194.8 160.2 162.2 149.9 143.8 1,973.7
Percent possible sunshine 40 39 38 45 46 47 47 47 43 46 47 46 44.5
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administration[edit]

Xinyang administers two districts and eight counties.

English Name Simplified Traditional Pinyin Area Population Density
Shihe District 浉河区 浉河區 Shīhé Qū 1,512 594,351 393
Pingqiao District 平桥区 平橋區 Píngqiáo Qū 1,889 635,608 336
Huangchuan County 潢川县 潢川縣 Huángchuān Xiàn 1,638 630,333 385
Huaibin County 淮滨县 淮濱縣 Huáibīn Xiàn 1,208 570,156 472
Xi County 息县 息縣 Xī Xiàn 1,835 793,746 433
Xin County 新县 新縣 Xīn Xiàn 1,612 275,285 171
Shangcheng County 商城县 商城縣 Shāngchéng Xiàn 2,130 495,491 233
Gushi County 固始县 固始縣 Gùshǐ Xiàn 2,946 1,023,857 348
Luoshan County 罗山县 羅山縣 Luóshān Xiàn 2,065 504,542 244
Guangshan County 光山县 光山縣 Guāngshān Xiàn 1,835 275,282 150

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 Census, the population of Xinyang is of 6,108,683 inhabitants, 6.39% less than the population marked on the last census of 2000, when there were 6,527,3680 inhabitants in the city[1]

Its built up area is home to 1,295,762 inhabitants spread out on 2 urban districts and 3,401 square kilometres (1,313 sq mi).

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