Zhijiang, Hubei

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Zhijiang
枝江市
County-level city
Zhijiang is located in Hubei
Zhijiang
Zhijiang
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°25′N 111°45′E / 30.417°N 111.750°E / 30.417; 111.750Coordinates: 30°25′N 111°45′E / 30.417°N 111.750°E / 30.417; 111.750
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Yichang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Zhijiang (Chinese: 枝江; pinyin: Zhījiāng) is a county-level city of Yichang City, in the west of Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Until the 1990s Zhijiang was a county. It is located on the left (northern) shore of the Yangtze River, downstream from Yichang center city.

There was another Zhijiang across the river, a city which now goes by a different name (see Zhicheng).

Climate[edit]

Zhijiang has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with hot, rainy summers and cool winters. Rainfall occurs throughout the year but is significantly heavier between April and August.

Climate data for Zhijiang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.7
(83.7)
29.5
(85.1)
34.8
(94.6)
33.5
(92.3)
35.2
(95.4)
36.8
(98.2)
39.1
(102.4)
39.0
(102.2)
38.5
(101.3)
34.0
(93.2)
29.5
(85.1)
24.7
(76.5)
39.1
(102.4)
Average high °C (°F) 8.9
(48)
9.8
(49.6)
15.1
(59.2)
21.2
(70.2)
25.8
(78.4)
29.1
(84.4)
32.5
(90.5)
32.6
(90.7)
28.4
(83.1)
22.5
(72.5)
16.8
(62.2)
11.4
(52.5)
21.18
(70.11)
Daily mean °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
6.1
(43)
10.6
(51.1)
16.4
(61.5)
21.1
(70)
24.5
(76.1)
27.4
(81.3)
27.0
(80.6)
23.1
(73.6)
17.6
(63.7)
12.2
(54)
7.0
(44.6)
16.48
(61.68)
Average low °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.4
(38.1)
7.4
(45.3)
12.8
(55)
17.5
(63.5)
21.0
(69.8)
23.4
(74.1)
23.0
(73.4)
19.2
(66.6)
14.1
(57.4)
9.0
(48.2)
3.8
(38.8)
13.04
(55.47)
Record low °C (°F) −11.5
(11.3)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.5
(29.3)
2.1
(35.8)
7.6
(45.7)
13.1
(55.6)
16.5
(61.7)
15.5
(59.9)
9.3
(48.7)
4.0
(39.2)
−2.4
(27.7)
−4.9
(23.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 39.0
(1.535)
47.1
(1.854)
72.2
(2.843)
164.4
(6.472)
207.9
(8.185)
196.0
(7.717)
118.7
(4.673)
122.5
(4.823)
66.3
(2.61)
104.2
(4.102)
68.0
(2.677)
33.8
(1.331)
1,240.1
(48.822)
Avg. precipitation days 7.9 7.9 10.4 13.4 13.0 11.0 8.3 7.4 6.3 9.2 7.8 5.7 108.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 58.9 48.4 69.1 96.3 126.5 152.0 249.1 238.4 172.5 120.9 95.6 76.5 1,504.2
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [1]

Education[edit]

  • Zhijiang High School

Transport[edit]

Lü Banglie[edit]

In October 2005, Zhijiang was in the news because one of the delegates to its (county-level) People's Congress, Lu Banglie (吕邦列), a village-rights activist, was savagely beaten on October 8, 2005 in the village of Taishi (太石), in Yuwotou town, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, by unknown persons. The beating was witnessed by Benjamin Joffe-Walt, correspondent for The Guardian newspaper of the UK, who was himself threatened and believed Lü had been killed.

Since 2004, Lü has been the popularly elected head of Baoyuesi village, on Bailizhou 百里洲(which is an island in the Yangtze River and the only town in Zhijiang枝江 not on the river's left bank, with no road connection between Bailizhou and the city's other towns). He is the first elected village head in the history of the People's Republic of China.

The beating may have been intended to prevent a similar popular election from taking place in Taishi.

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