Yangquan

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Coordinates: 37°51′N 113°34′E / 37.850°N 113.567°E / 37.850; 113.567

Yangquan
阳泉市
Prefecture-level city
阳泉网通大厦.jpg
Yangquan City (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Yangquan City (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Yangquan is located in Shanxi
Yangquan
Yangquan
Location of the city centre in Shanxi
Coordinates: 37°51′10″N 113°34′00″E / 37.85278°N 113.56667°E / 37.85278; 113.56667
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Districts 3
Counties 2
Incorporated (prefecture) 1952
Area
 • Total 4,452 km2 (1,719 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 1,368,502
 • Density 310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 045000
Area code(s) +86(0)0353
License Plate Prefix C
Administrative division code 140300
ISO 3166-2 CN-14-03
Website yq.gov.cn

Yangquan (simplified Chinese: 阳泉; traditional Chinese: 陽泉; pinyin: Yángquán) is a prefecture-level city in the east of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. Situated at the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau and the west side of the Taihang Mountains, Yangquan occupies a total area of 4,452 square kilometres (1,719 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, Yangquan has a population of 1,368,502 inhabitants, 95,386 more than in 2000 (an annualized growth rate of 0.73% for the last decade).[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
Yangquan mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Pinyin Population
(2010 Census)
Area (km²) Density
(/km²)
1 Chengqu (City District) 城区 Chéng Qū 193,106 19 10,163
2 Kuangqu (Mining District) 矿区 Kuàng Qū 242,994 10 24,299
3 Jiaoqu (Suburban District) 郊区 Jiāo Qū 286,055 633 452
4 Pingding County 平定县 Píngdìng Xiàn 335,265 1,350 248
5 Yu County 盂县 Yù Xiàn 311,082 2,439 128

Geography and climate[edit]

Yangquan has a rather dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa),[2] with cold and very dry winters, and hot, somewhat humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −3.4 °C (25.9 °F) in January to 24.0 °C (75.2 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 11.3 °C (52.3 °F). The diurnal temperature variation, not exceeding 13 °C (23 °F) in any month, is not large for provincial standards. More than 70% of the annual precipitation, which ranges from 450 to 550 millimetres (18 to 22 in) in the entire prefecture-level city (PLC), occurs from June to September; throughout the PLC, sunshine totals 2700–2900 hours annually, and the frost-free period lasts 130–180 days.

Climate data for Yangquan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
5.1
(41.2)
11.0
(51.8)
19.6
(67.3)
25.4
(77.7)
29.0
(84.2)
29.4
(84.9)
27.7
(81.9)
23.9
(75)
18.3
(64.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.2
(39.6)
17.2
(62.9)
Average low °C (°F) −7.8
(18)
−5.5
(22.1)
−0.1
(31.8)
7.5
(45.5)
13.1
(55.6)
17.3
(63.1)
19.6
(67.3)
18.3
(64.9)
13.0
(55.4)
7.1
(44.8)
0.2
(32.4)
−5.3
(22.5)
6.5
(43.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.1
(0.161)
6.5
(0.256)
14.5
(0.571)
20.9
(0.823)
43.6
(1.717)
71.7
(2.823)
130.9
(5.154)
119.7
(4.713)
61.6
(2.425)
26.2
(1.031)
12.3
(0.484)
3.9
(0.154)
515.9
(20.312)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.6 3.4 4.5 5.0 6.7 10.0 14.6 12.9 9.0 5.9 3.8 2.0 80.4
Source: Weather China

Transportation[edit]

Twinned cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China
  2. ^ Peel, M. C., Finlayson, B. L., and McMahon, T. A.: Updated world map of the Köppen-Geiger climate classification, Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci., 11, 1633-1644, doi:10.5194/hess-11-1633-2007, 2007.
  3. ^ "Chesterfield Twinning Links". Chesterfield Borough Council. Retrieved 2013-07-27. 

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