Wenshan City

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Wenshan
文山市
County-level city
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Wenshan is located in Yunnan
Wenshan
Wenshan
Location of the city centre in Yunnan
Coordinates (Wenshan City government): 23°23′13″N 104°13′59″E / 23.387°N 104.233°E / 23.387; 104.233Coordinates: 23°23′13″N 104°13′59″E / 23.387°N 104.233°E / 23.387; 104.233
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Autonomous prefectureWenshan
Area[citation needed]
 • Total4,500 km2 (1,700 sq mi)
Population ([when?])[citation needed]
 • Total450,000
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code663000
Area code(s)0876
Websitehttp://www.37.gov.cn/

Wenshan (Chinese: 文山; pinyin: Wénshān) is a city in and the seat of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the southeast of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It once was a county (Wenshan County; 文山县), but on 2 December 2010, with the approval of the PRC State Council, it was upgraded to a county-level city.

Economy[edit]

One of the largest companies based in Wenshan County is the electric power supplier Yunnan Wenshan Electric Power Co., Ltd. It is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. [1]

The Wenshan Zinc Mine is known for producing world class, deep blue hemimorphite specimens.[1]

Wenshan is a producer of 'Sanchi', a plant with medicinal properties which grows away from daylight under huge plastic sheets.

Climate[edit]

Due to its low latitude tempered by its high elevation, Wenshan has a mild humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) with short, mild, dry winters and warm, rainy summers. Wenshan is situated in the so called 'Valley of Eternal Spring'. Because it is on a plateau, temperatures are quite constant throughout the year, with more precipitations during the summer months.

Climate data for Wenshan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.8
(82)
32.6
(90.7)
33.2
(91.8)
35.2
(95.4)
35.9
(96.6)
34.2
(93.6)
33.1
(91.6)
33.6
(92.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
29.0
(84.2)
29.1
(84.4)
35.9
(96.6)
Average high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
19.6
(67.3)
24.1
(75.4)
26.9
(80.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.8
(82)
27.6
(81.7)
27.5
(81.5)
26.1
(79)
23.4
(74.1)
20.4
(68.7)
17.8
(64)
23.8
(74.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
14.2
(57.6)
18.0
(64.4)
21.2
(70.2)
22.9
(73.2)
23.7
(74.7)
23.6
(74.5)
23.3
(73.9)
21.8
(71.2)
19.2
(66.6)
15.8
(60.4)
12.6
(54.7)
19.1
(66.3)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45)
8.7
(47.7)
11.8
(53.2)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.6
(67.3)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
15.0
(59)
11.2
(52.2)
7.4
(45.3)
14.2
(57.6)
Record low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
0.5
(32.9)
5.6
(42.1)
10.0
(50)
13.4
(56.1)
14.3
(57.7)
13.7
(56.7)
10.5
(50.9)
4.2
(39.6)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.9
(0.547)
18.3
(0.72)
28.9
(1.138)
53.8
(2.118)
120.8
(4.756)
134.8
(5.307)
206.4
(8.126)
185.4
(7.299)
119.4
(4.701)
66.0
(2.598)
45.6
(1.795)
11.9
(0.469)
1,005.2
(39.574)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.7 6.1 5.9 10.1 15.6 17.6 20.6 21.4 15.8 12.2 8.8 4.3 145.1
Source: Weather China

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