Qimen County

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Qimen
祁门县
Kimen
安徽省祁门县县城景色 - panoramio - luchangjiang~鲁昌江 (1).jpg
Qimen is the westernmost division in this map of Huangshan
Qimen is the westernmost division in this map of Huangshan
Huangshan in Anhui
Huangshan in Anhui
Coordinates: 29°51′14″N 117°43′01″E / 29.854°N 117.717°E / 29.854; 117.717Coordinates: 29°51′14″N 117°43′01″E / 29.854°N 117.717°E / 29.854; 117.717
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHuangshan
Area
 • Total2,257 km2 (871 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total163,000
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
245600

Qimen County (simplified Chinese: 祁门; traditional Chinese: 祁門; pinyin: Qímén Xiàn; alternately romanized as Keemun) is a county in the southeast of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi Province to the southwest. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Huangshan City. It has a population of 190,000 and an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi). The government of Qimen County is located in Qishan Town.

Qimen County has jurisdiction over seven towns and thirteen townships.

History[edit]

Qimen County was established in 766 during the Tang Dynasty (Yongtai Era 2). It takes its name from the Mount Qi in the northeast and the Chang River (阊江) in the southwest.[citation needed]

The headquarters of the Xiang Army were in Qimen during part of the Taiping Rebellion.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Qimen County is divided to 8 towns and 10 townships.[1]

Towns
  • Qishan (祁山镇)
  • Pingli (平里镇)
  • Jinzipai (金字牌镇)
  • Shanli (闪里镇)
Townships
  • Rongkou Township (溶口乡)
  • Tafang Township (塔坊乡)
  • Luxi Township (芦溪乡)
  • Guxi Township (古溪乡)
  • Xin'an Township (新安乡)
  • Ruokeng Township (箬坑乡)
  • Baixi Township (柏溪乡)
  • Qihong Township (祁红乡)
  • Datan Township (大坦乡)
  • Zhukou Township (渚口乡)

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Qimen County (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
11.7
(53.1)
15.8
(60.4)
22.2
(72.0)
27.0
(80.6)
29.5
(85.1)
32.9
(91.2)
32.9
(91.2)
29.2
(84.6)
24.1
(75.4)
18.2
(64.8)
12.5
(54.5)
22.1
(71.8)
Average low °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
2.5
(36.5)
6.1
(43.0)
11.6
(52.9)
16.4
(61.5)
20.5
(68.9)
23.3
(73.9)
23.0
(73.4)
19.0
(66.2)
13.0
(55.4)
6.5
(43.7)
1.0
(33.8)
11.9
(53.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 81.8
(3.22)
106.3
(4.19)
174.8
(6.88)
203.9
(8.03)
240.8
(9.48)
345.1
(13.59)
227.0
(8.94)
139.1
(5.48)
83.2
(3.28)
75.1
(2.96)
74.7
(2.94)
45.9
(1.81)
1,797.7
(70.8)
Source: National Meteorological Center of CMA[2]

Economy[edit]

Keemun tea is produced in Qimen County

Qimen County is a tea-producing region, and the black tea called Keemun tea is named after Qimen.

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Qimen is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

Places of interest[edit]

The area around the border with Shitai County contains a National Nature Reserve. It includes a 1,700-metre-high (5,600 ft) peak in the Huangshan Mountains.

See also[edit]

  • Likou, a town in Qimen County

References[edit]

  1. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ . China Meteorological Administration http://www.nmc.cn/publish/forecast/AAH/qimen.html. Retrieved 2020-08-24. Missing or empty |title= (help)

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