Jiexi County

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Jiexi

揭西县
Jiexi is located in Guangdong
Jiexi
Jiexi
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°25′52″N 115°50′31″E / 23.431°N 115.842°E / 23.431; 115.842Coordinates: 23°25′52″N 115°50′31″E / 23.431°N 115.842°E / 23.431; 115.842
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityJieyang
Area
 • Total1,279 km2 (494 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
825,313
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Jiexi County
Simplified Chinese揭西县
Traditional Chinese揭西縣

Jiexi County (Chinese: 揭西; pinyin: Jiēxī) is a county of eastern Guangdong province, China. It is under the administration of Jieyang City.

Immigrants from Jiexi form a large overseas Chinese population who speak the Hepo dialect of Hakka (70%), mainly in Sarawak, Johor and Negeri Sembilan (Malaysia), and Bangka Belitung, Sumatra (Indonesia). Other people from Jiexi speak the Teochew dialect (30%).[citation needed]

Jiexi is home to the Huangmanzhai waterfalls. There are ambitions to make Jiexi County a more attractive tourist destination following investment in 2010.[1]

The Lords of the Three Mountains (Chinese: 三山國王; pinyin: Sānshān Guówáng, also Kings of the Three Mountains) are a triad Taoist deities worshiped in Southern China (mainly Teochew people) and the part of Hakka people in Taiwan.[2] The Three Mountains refer to 3 mountains in Jiexi County:[3]

  1. Jin Mountain (巾山) - protected by the Great Lord
  2. Ming Mountain (明山) - protected by the Second Lord
  3. Du Mountain (獨山) - protected by the Third Lord

Geography[edit]

From both Guangzhou and Hong Kong the county is about 400 kilometres (250 mi) away.[1]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Jiexi (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
32.2
(90.0)
33.3
(91.9)
36.4
(97.5)
37.7
(99.9)
38.2
(100.8)
39.2
(102.6)
38.3
(100.9)
37.6
(99.7)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95.0)
30.6
(87.1)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 19.7
(67.5)
20.4
(68.7)
22.6
(72.7)
26.6
(79.9)
29.8
(85.6)
31.6
(88.9)
33.4
(92.1)
33.0
(91.4)
31.8
(89.2)
29.6
(85.3)
26.1
(79.0)
21.8
(71.2)
27.2
(81.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
15.3
(59.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.0
(71.6)
25.3
(77.5)
27.4
(81.3)
28.6
(83.5)
28.2
(82.8)
27.1
(80.8)
24.3
(75.7)
20.3
(68.5)
16.0
(60.8)
22.2
(72.0)
Average low °C (°F) 10.6
(51.1)
12.0
(53.6)
14.7
(58.5)
18.9
(66.0)
22.1
(71.8)
24.5
(76.1)
25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
23.8
(74.8)
20.5
(68.9)
16.2
(61.2)
12.2
(54.0)
18.8
(65.9)
Record low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
3.0
(37.4)
3.7
(38.7)
9.4
(48.9)
15.7
(60.3)
19.4
(66.9)
21.0
(69.8)
22.4
(72.3)
17.8
(64.0)
12.8
(55.0)
4.4
(39.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 34.6
(1.36)
76.7
(3.02)
123.2
(4.85)
182.4
(7.18)
236.1
(9.30)
370.0
(14.57)
348.9
(13.74)
326.8
(12.87)
249.0
(9.80)
46.7
(1.84)
36.0
(1.42)
33.4
(1.31)
2,063.8
(81.26)
Average relative humidity (%) 72 77 79 80 80 83 81 81 78 72 70 71 77
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guangdong Special :Jiexi looks to leisure and tourism, Zhan Laoji, China Daily, 2011-06-01 10:13, retrieved Feb 2016
  2. ^ (PDF). Taiwan Government Information Office. 2010: 295 http://www.gio.gov.tw/taiwan-website/5-gp/yearbook/2010/20Religion.pdf. Cite journal requires |journal= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  3. ^ Chiu, Yenkuei (2011). "Temple of the Lords of the Three Mountains". Encyclopedia of Taiwan. Council for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on 15 July 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2012.