Luohe

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Luohe

漯河市

Loho
LuoHe.JPG
Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Luohe is located in North China Plain
Luohe
Luohe
Location on the North China Plain
Luohe is located in China
Luohe
Luohe
Luohe (China)
Coordinates (Luohe municipal government): 33°34′49″N 114°01′00″E / 33.5804°N 114.0166°E / 33.5804; 114.0166Coordinates: 33°34′49″N 114°01′00″E / 33.5804°N 114.0166°E / 33.5804; 114.0166
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Municipal seatYancheng District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city2,617 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,020 km2 (390 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,020 km2 (390 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city2,544,266
 • Density970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,294,974
 • Urban density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,294,974
 • Metro density1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
462000
Area code(s)0395
ISO 3166 codeCN-HA-11
GDPUnknown
Major NationalitiesHan
County-level divisions5
Township-level divisions55
License plate prefixesL
Websitewww.luohe.gov.cn

Luohe (Chinese: 漯河; pinyin: Luòhé; postal: Loho) is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China. It is surrounded by the cities of Xuchang, Zhoukou, Zhumadian and Pingdingshan on its north, east, south and west respectively. Its population was 2,544,266 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,294,974 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yancheng, Shaoling and Yuanhui districts.[1]

Administration[edit]

The prefecture level city of Luohe directly administers 3 districts and 2 counties, which themselves administer 7 subdistricts, 49 towns and townships, 1,262 villages, and 78 residential communities.[2]

Map
Administrative Divisions of Luohe
Postal Code[2] Name Division Type Area (sq. km)[2] Population (2017)[2] Population Density (per sq. km, 2017)
462000 Yuanhui District (源汇区) District 202 342,300 1,694.55
462300 Yancheng District (郾城区) District 413 513,800 1,244.07
462003 Shaoling District (召陵区) District 405 427,600 1,055.80
462400 Wuyang County (舞阳县) County 776 560,600 722.42
462600 Linying County (临颍县) County 821 732,600 892.33

Geography[edit]

Luohe spans parts of central and southern Henan Province, spanning from 113°27′E to 114°16′E in terms of longitude, and from 33°24′N to 33°59′N in terms of latitude.[3] The city is located near the Funiu Mountains and the Huaibei Plains, and the city's 81 different rivers are all a part of the Huai River system.[3]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Luohe (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
9.5
(49.1)
14.5
(58.1)
21.3
(70.3)
27.0
(80.6)
32.1
(89.8)
32.0
(89.6)
30.5
(86.9)
27.1
(80.8)
22.1
(71.8)
14.8
(58.6)
8.4
(47.1)
20.5
(68.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
4.1
(39.4)
8.9
(48.0)
15.5
(59.9)
21.1
(70.0)
26.1
(79.0)
27.4
(81.3)
26.0
(78.8)
21.7
(71.1)
16.3
(61.3)
9.2
(48.6)
3.2
(37.8)
15.1
(59.1)
Average low °C (°F) −2.8
(27.0)
−0.1
(31.8)
4.2
(39.6)
10.3
(50.5)
15.7
(60.3)
21.0
(69.8)
23.7
(74.7)
22.6
(72.7)
17.6
(63.7)
11.8
(53.2)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.8
(30.6)
10.7
(51.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.6
(0.61)
18.6
(0.73)
37.3
(1.47)
38.1
(1.50)
78.3
(3.08)
89.0
(3.50)
206.2
(8.12)
150.3
(5.92)
74.6
(2.94)
51.8
(2.04)
33.1
(1.30)
15.7
(0.62)
808.6
(31.83)
Average relative humidity (%) 66 65 68 70 70 66 79 82 76 70 70 67 71
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4]

Economy[edit]

Consistent with the broader trends of China's economic expansion, Luohe city has reported consistent GDP growth throughout the 2010's.[5] Luohe is also famous for being home to Nanjie Village, which has gained fame due to its Maoist-styled collective-ownership.[6]

Gross Domestic Product of Luohe[5]
Year GDP (billion Yuan) Annual Growth (%)
2010 68.049 +15.01%
2011 75.170 +10.46%
2012 79.712 +5.70%
2013 86.154 +8.08%
2014 94.116 +9.24%
2015 99.285 +5.49%
2016 108.193 +8.97%
2017 116.504 +7.68%
2018 123.666 +6.15%

Agriculture[edit]

The city's main agricultural products include wheat, corn, cotton, peanut oil, vegetables, mushrooms, melons, and fruit.[7] The city is famous for its ham production industry[citation needed]. WH Group, the world's largest pork producer in the world,[8] and owner of Smithfield Foods,[8] has its Chinese headquarters in Luohe.[9]

Natural resources[edit]

Much of Luohe's natural resources come from the rivers of the city. The city's rivers are bountiful with rock salt of a high enough grade to be used in food preparation.[10] The rivers of the city also have a particular type of sand which is suitable for being used in building materials.[10]

Industry[edit]

A commercial center since ancient times[citation needed], Luohe presently is home to many light industries such as food preparation, textile production, plastic production, and shoe production.[7] Heavy industries, such as cement production, are also present.[7]

Services[edit]

The city's tertiary industry has grown in recent years faster than overall economy.[7] As of 2018, the city's tertiary industry had an output of 38.44 billion Yuan, 31.1% of the city's total.[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China: Hénán (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map". www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d 漯河市人民政府门户网站. Luohe People's Government. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  3. ^ a b 漯河市人民政府门户网站. Luohe People's Government. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  5. ^ a b 中国 | 国内生产总值:河南:漯河市 | 经济指标. www.ceicdata.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  6. ^ Mallonee, Laura (2016-01-20). "Full-Tilt Communism Is Alive and Well in the Tiny Chinese Village of Nanjie". Wired. ISSN 1059-1028. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  7. ^ a b c d e 2018 年漯河市国民经济和社会发展统计公报. National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China, Henan. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  8. ^ a b "Profile". www.wh-group.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  9. ^ "Operations". www.wh-group.com. Retrieved 2020-04-17.
  10. ^ a b 漯河市人民政府门户网站. Luohe People's Government. Retrieved 2020-04-17.

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