Guiping

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Guiping
桂平市 · Gveibingz Si
Kweiping; Sunchow; Sünchow
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
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityGuigang
Township-level divisions21 towns
5 townships
Municipal seatXishan (西山镇)
Area
 • Total4,074 km2 (1,573 sq mi)
Elevation
50 m (164 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total1,700,000
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
537200
Area code(s)0775
Guiping
Chinese name
Chinese桂平
Xunzhou
Traditional Chinese潯州
Simplified Chinese浔州
Zhuang name
ZhuangGveibingz

Guiping (Chinese: 桂平; pinyin: Guìpíng; Jyutping: Gwai3ping4) 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.

Names[edit]

Guiping was formerly known as Xunzhou. From 1855 to 1861 it was the capital of the rebel state of Da Cheng and was called Xiujing.

Geography and climate[edit]

Map including Guiping (labeled as KUEI-P'ING (SUNCHOW) 桂平) (AMS, 1954)

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 it 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
(50.0)
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
(75.0)
20.4
(68.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.5
(52.7)
18.8
(65.8)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 63.9
(2.52)
84.0
(3.31)
100.0
(3.94)
188.7
(7.43)
297.8
(11.72)
255.7
(10.07)
220.6
(8.69)
184.0
(7.24)
116.0
(4.57)
78.7
(3.10)
53.1
(2.09)
40.1
(1.58)
1,682.6
(66.26)
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
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 36
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 https://web.archive.org/web/20090716061113/http://cdc.cma.gov.cn/shuju/index3.jsp?tpcat=SURF&dsid=SURF_CLI_CHN_MUL_MMON_19712000_CES&pageid=3. Archived from the original on 16 July 2009. 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. Archived from the original on 19 February 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2013.

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