Location of Qingyuan in Guangdong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|City seat||Qingcheng District|
|• Prefecture-level city||19,152.9 km2 (7,395.0 sq mi)|
|• Urban||3,652.3 km2 (1,410.2 sq mi)|
|• Metro||3,652.3 km2 (1,410.2 sq mi)|
|Elevation||14 m (45 ft)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||3,698,412|
|• Density||190/km2 (500/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Area code(s)||(+86) 0763|
|Major Nationalities||Han, Zhuang and Yao.|
"Qingyuan", as written in Chinese
|Cantonese Jyutping||Cing1 jun5|
|Literal meaning||clear/pure/clean/peaceful & remote|
Qīngyuǎn (Chinese: 清远), is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. Its population was 3,698,412 at the 2010 census whom 1,510,044 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Qingcheng and Qingxin urban Districts largely being urbanized. The primary language spoken is Cantonese. With an area of 19,015 km2 (7,342 sq mi), Qingyuan is the largest prefecture-level city by land area in the province. It is located on the Bei River, is surrounded by mountainous areas, is directly served by China National Highway 107, which connects the city with Guangzhou.
Qingyuan's administrative area ranges in latitude from 23° 31' to 25° 12' N, and in longitude from 111° 55' to 113° 55′ E, located just north of the Tropic of Cancer and about 200 km (120 mi) from the South China Sea coast. More than half of the area is mountainous, and elevations increase from southeast to northwest.
Qingyuan has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with an average annual temperature of 20.7 °C (69.3 °F), 1,900 mm (75 in) of rainfall, 1662.2 hours of sunshine, and a frost-free period of 314.4 days.
Qingyuan, a prefecture-level city, is a major economic and transportation hub. The Beijing–Guangzhou Railway, China National Highway 106 and 107, and the Bei River cross through the city. The maritime infrastructure in Qingyuan plays a vital role in transporting goods to other Guangdong regional centres and to places as far as Hong Kong and Macau. The major ports are Qingyuan Port, Yingde Port, Lianzhou Port, and Yangshan Port.
According to the 2010 Census, Qingyuan has a population of 3,698,394 inhabitants, 550,715 more than in 2000 (an annual growth rate of 1.63%). Han Chinese comprise over 95% of the entire population. Scattered minority Zhuang and Yao are present.
Qingyuan is famous for its tourist attractions. These include Niuyuzui, Feilai Temple, Feixia Scenic Spots, Baojing Palace of Yingde, Taihe Ancient Cave of Qingxin, Sankeng Hot Spring in Qingxin County, Huanghua Lake in Fogang, Little Biejiang of Lianyang, Peak Shikengkong in Yangshan County, Underground River of Lianzhou, Huangteng Gorge, Three Gorges of Huangchuan, Yinzhan Hot Spring Area, and the indigenous customs of minorities in Liannan and Lianshan.
|Name||Simplified Chinese||Hanyu Pinyin||Population
|Qingcheng District||清城区||Qīngchéng Qū||811,233||927.22||875|
|Qingxin District||清新区||Qīngxīn Qū||698,811||2,725.07||256|
|Fogang County||佛冈县||Fógāng Xiàn||302,906||1,292.92||234|
|Yangshan County||阳山县||Yángshān Xiàn||356,095||3,418.37||10'|
|Lianshan Zhuang and
Yao Autonomous County
- 清远 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
- (Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China Archived April 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.
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