Guiping

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Guiping
桂平市 · Gveibingz Si
County-level city
Guiping, seen from Mt. Xi
Guiping, seen from Mt. Xi
Coordinates: 23°24′N 110°05′E / 23.400°N 110.083°E / 23.400; 110.083Coordinates: 23°24′N 110°05′E / 23.400°N 110.083°E / 23.400; 110.083
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Guigang
Township-level divisions 21 towns
5 townships
Municipal seat Mule (木乐镇)
Area
 • Total 4,074 km2 (1,573 sq mi)
Elevation 50 m (164 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 1,700,000
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 537200
Area code(s) 0775

Guiping (Chinese: 桂平; pinyin: Guìpíng) is a county-level city in eastern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Guigang City, located at the confluence of the Qian and Yu rivers, which are the Xi River's primary north and south tributaries, respectively.

Geography[edit]

Guiping has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, mild winters, and long, hot, humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 12.5 °C (54.5 °F) in January to 28.6 °C (83.5 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.58 °C (70.8 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,680 mm (66 in), and is delivered in bulk (~46%) from May to July, when the plum rains occur and often create the risk of flooding. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 13% in March to 53% in September, the city receives 1,596 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Guiping (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.2
(61.2)
16.8
(62.2)
20.1
(68.2)
25.2
(77.4)
29.3
(84.7)
31.6
(88.9)
32.9
(91.2)
32.9
(91.2)
31.5
(88.7)
28.2
(82.8)
23.7
(74.7)
19.4
(66.9)
25.7
(78.2)
Average low °C (°F) 10.0
(50)
11.3
(52.3)
14.6
(58.3)
19.2
(66.6)
22.7
(72.9)
24.8
(76.6)
25.6
(78.1)
25.4
(77.7)
23.9
(75)
20.4
(68.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.5
(52.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 63.9
(2.516)
84.0
(3.307)
100.0
(3.937)
188.7
(7.429)
297.8
(11.724)
255.7
(10.067)
220.6
(8.685)
184.0
(7.244)
116.0
(4.567)
78.7
(3.098)
53.1
(2.091)
40.1
(1.579)
1,682.6
(66.244)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.6 16.3 18.8 19.0 20.4 18.4 17.0 16.2 11.0 8.6 6.9 7.4 173.6
Average relative humidity (%) 79 83 85 84 83 83 80 80 77 74 72 73 79.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 74.9 49.4 47.6 66.5 125.4 155.3 206.8 203.4 196.7 177.2 156.4 136.1 1,595.7
Percent possible sunshine 22 15 13 18 31 38 50 51 53 49 48 41 35.8
Source: China Meteorological Administration[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Guiping administers 21 towns (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: zhèn) and 5 townships (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: xiāng):[2]

Towns:

Townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ . China Meteorological Administration http://cdc.cma.gov.cn/shuju/index3.jsp?tpcat=SURF&dsid=SURF_CLI_CHN_MUL_MMON_19712000_CES&pageid=3. Retrieved 26 February 2011.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:桂平市 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 

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