Pingtan County

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Pingtan County
平潭县
County
Downtown Pingtan
Downtown Pingtan
Pingtan is located in Fujian
Pingtan
Pingtan
Location in Fujian
Coordinates (Tancheng Town): 25°29′55″N 119°47′25″E / 25.49861°N 119.79028°E / 25.49861; 119.79028Coordinates: 25°29′55″N 119°47′25″E / 25.49861°N 119.79028°E / 25.49861; 119.79028
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Fuzhou
Area
 • Total 6,435 km2 (2,485 sq mi)
 • Land 371 km2 (143 sq mi)
 • Water 6,064 km2 (2,341 sq mi)  94.2%
Elevation 44 m (143 ft)
Population (2009)
 • Total 400,000
 • Density 1,078/km2 (2,790/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0591
Website http://english.pingtan.gov.cn/
Pingtan County
Traditional Chinese 平潭縣
Simplified Chinese 平潭县
Huluao(葫芦澳),at Pingtan's seaside

Pingtan County (Chinese: 平潭县) is a county comprising 126 islands in the Taiwan Strait, under the administration of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Now it is also the subject of newly founded Pingtan Comprehensive Pilot Zone(平潭综合实验区).The main island is Haitan Island (海坛岛; Hāi-tàng Dō).

Administration[edit]

The county executive, legislature and judiciary is in Tancheng Town (潭城镇), colloquially called Pingtan, together with the CPC and PSB branches. The county administers 7 towns and 8 townships, accounting for 200 neighbourhood and village committees.[1]

Towns[edit]

  • Tancheng (潭城镇) Tàng-siàng Déng
  • Su'ao (苏澳镇)Sŭ-ó̤ Déng
  • Liushui (流水镇) Làu-cuōi Déng
  • Aoqian (澳前镇) Ó̤-sèng Déng
  • Beicuo (北厝镇) Báe̤k-chió Déng
  • Pingyuan (平原镇) Bìng-nguòng Déng
  • Aodong (敖东镇) Ngò̤-dĕ̤ng Déng

Townships[edit]

  • Baiqing 白青乡 Băh-chăng Hiŏng
  • Yutou 屿头乡 Sê̤ṳ-tàu Hiŏng
  • Dalian 大练乡 Duâi-liêng Hiŏng
  • Luyang 芦洋乡 Lù-iòng Hiŏng
  • Zhonglou 中楼乡 Dṳ̆ng-làu Hiŏng
  • Dongxiang 东庠乡 Dĕ̤ng-siòng Hiŏng
  • Gangcheng 岚城乡 Làng-siàng Hiŏng
  • Nanhai 南海乡 Nàng-hāi Hiŏng

Geography and climate[edit]

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Pingtan County has a total land area of 371 square kilometres (143 sq mi), comprising 126 islands, and covers 6,064 square kilometres (2,341 sq mi) of sea. The main island, Haitan Island, covers an area of 267 square kilometres (103 sq mi),[2] or 72% of the county's land area, and is the largest island in all of Fujian. To the east is the Taiwan Strait, and is the closest place in mainland China to Taiwan.[3]

Pingtan, by virtue of its maritime location, has a moderated climate, with high humidity and minimal diurnal temperature variation. Under the Köppen climate classification, it has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), with mild winters and hot, humid summers, though much cooler than inland places. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 10.7 °C (51.3 °F) in February to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F) in July. The bulk of the rainfall annually occurs in spring and early summer, while autumn and early winter is the driest time of the year. The area experiences windy weather, with an average wind speed of 17.3 kilometres per hour (10.7 mph), and wind directions are consistent. Freezing temperatures have never been recorded here.[2]

Climate data for Pingtan County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.4
(79.5)
25.5
(77.9)
28.6
(83.5)
30.2
(86.4)
31.7
(89.1)
34.0
(93.2)
34.6
(94.3)
35.3
(95.5)
34.4
(93.9)
32.7
(90.9)
29.3
(84.7)
26.7
(80.1)
35.3
(95.5)
Average high °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
13.3
(55.9)
15.6
(60.1)
20.4
(68.7)
24.3
(75.7)
28.0
(82.4)
30.7
(87.3)
30.5
(86.9)
28.5
(83.3)
24.4
(75.9)
20.2
(68.4)
16.1
(61)
22.1
(71.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.2
(52.2)
10.7
(51.3)
12.8
(55)
17.2
(63)
21.5
(70.7)
25.5
(77.9)
27.8
(82)
27.7
(81.9)
26.1
(79)
22.6
(72.7)
18.3
(64.9)
13.9
(57)
19.6
(67.3)
Average low °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
8.9
(48)
10.5
(50.9)
14.8
(58.6)
19.4
(66.9)
23.5
(74.3)
25.8
(78.4)
25.8
(78.4)
24.2
(75.6)
21.0
(69.8)
16.7
(62.1)
12.2
(54)
17.7
(63.8)
Record low °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
2.2
(36)
3.2
(37.8)
5.4
(41.7)
11.2
(52.2)
16.1
(61)
20.5
(68.9)
21.7
(71.1)
16.8
(62.2)
13.5
(56.3)
8.5
(47.3)
3.5
(38.3)
0.9
(33.6)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 43.5
(1.713)
82.7
(3.256)
132.3
(5.209)
135.9
(5.35)
163.8
(6.449)
231.3
(9.106)
92.5
(3.642)
126.9
(4.996)
110.8
(4.362)
32.0
(1.26)
40.4
(1.591)
32.0
(1.26)
1,224.1
(48.194)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.3 12.4 15.7 14.8 16.0 12.4 6.0 8.8 9.3 7.3 7.3 6.6 124.9
Source: Weather China [2]

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