Yong'an

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
"Yongan" redirects here. For the Taipei Metro station, see Yongan Market Station.
Yong'an
永安市
County-level city
Yan Jiang Zhong street
Yan Jiang Zhong street
Yong'an is located in Fujian
Yong'an
Yong'an
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 25°59′N 117°22′E / 25.983°N 117.367°E / 25.983; 117.367Coordinates: 25°59′N 117°22′E / 25.983°N 117.367°E / 25.983; 117.367
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Sanming
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Yong'an (Chinese: 永安; pinyin: Yǒng'ān; Wade–Giles: Yung-an) is a county-level city in west-central Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the Sha River, which is a tributary of the Min River.[1][2]

Yong'an is located in west-central Sanming City, located approximately 290 km (180 miles) west of Fuzhou, the provincial capital. The city's population is 319,000 (2003–2004).The natural population growth rate is 5.87%.[1][2]

Yong'an is known for:[1][2]

  1. Its rich natural resources (hence the saying "gold mountain silver water"). The forest coverage is more than 85%, which is a miracle percentage in southern-east of China.
  2. A relatively strong industrial base. Yong'an is a rising industrial city in Fujian Province and an important energy and raw materials production base.
  3. A relatively complete infrastructure located in the northwest of Fujian Minnan. It is an important transport hub and a distribution center.
  4. A relatively high level of urbanization, actively creating better urban residences.

Climate[edit]

Yong'an, similar to the rest of the province, has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short and mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) in January to 28.2 °C (82.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 19.36 °C (66.8 °F). Rainfall averages more than 190 mm (7.5 in) per month from March to June before gradually tapering off until early winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 23% in March to 55% in July, the city receives 1,629 hours of bright sunshine annually, with summer being the sunniest time of the year; spring and late winter are especially overcast and damp.

Climate data for Yong'an (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.2
(59.4)
16.3
(61.3)
20.3
(68.5)
25.2
(77.4)
28.4
(83.1)
31.5
(88.7)
34.6
(94.3)
33.8
(92.8)
30.9
(87.6)
26.7
(80.1)
21.4
(70.5)
16.9
(62.4)
25.1
(77.2)
Average low °C (°F) 6.1
(43)
7.9
(46.2)
11.5
(52.7)
16.0
(60.8)
19.4
(66.9)
22.3
(72.1)
23.6
(74.5)
23.3
(73.9)
21.2
(70.2)
16.9
(62.4)
11.5
(52.7)
6.7
(44.1)
15.5
(60.0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
110.3
(4.343)
199.2
(7.843)
209.7
(8.256)
256.2
(10.087)
224.7
(8.846)
101.5
(3.996)
158.4
(6.236)
102.6
(4.039)
61.6
(2.425)
41.6
(1.638)
41.2
(1.622)
1,563.9
(61.571)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.1 14.5 18.3 18.7 19.0 17.1 12.2 14.4 12.0 8.3 7.3 7.9 160.8
 % humidity 80 81 82 81 81 80 75 78 79 78 80 80 79.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.8 79.3 86.6 102.4 124.1 148.0 232.3 206.2 162.1 148.9 124.3 118.3 1,629.3
Percent possible sunshine 29 25 23 27 30 36 55 51 44 42 38 36 37
Source: China Meteorological Administration

References[edit]