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Wuzhou in 2013
Location of Wuzhou City jurisdiction in Guangxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Communist Party Boss||Liu Zhiyong|
|• Mayor||Wang Kai|
|• Prefecture-level city||12,588 km2 (4,860 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||3,273,300|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Postal code||543000 (Wanxiu District)|
|Licence plate prefixes||桂D|
Wúzhōu (Chinese: 梧州; Jyutping: Ng⁴zau¹), other names include Wuchow (Chinese Postal Map Romanization), and Ngchow (historically romanised name), is a prefecture-level city in the east of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.
Geography and climate
Wuzhou is located in eastern Guangxi bordering Guangdong province. It is at the confluence of the Gui River and the Xun River where they form the Xi River; 85% of all water in Guangxi flows through Wuzhou. The total area of Wuzhou is 12,588 km2 (4,860 sq mi).
The Tropic of Cancer bisects the city. Despite its latitude, Wuzhou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 11.9 °C (53.4 °F) in January to 28.2 °C (82.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.05 °C (69.9 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,450 mm (57 in), and is delivered in bulk (~47%) from April to June, when the plum rains occur and often create the risk of flooding. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 17% in March to 55% in July, the city receives 1,738 hours of bright sunshine annually.
|Climate data for Wuzhou (1971–2000)|
|Average high °C (°F)||17.0
|Average low °C (°F)||8.4
|Average rainfall mm (inches)||55.5
|Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm)||10.3||13.1||15.0||17.7||19.7||18.2||15.7||16.9||10.8||7.2||6.1||6.1||156.8|
|Avg. relative humidity (%)||76||80||82||84||84||83||81||82||78||73||71||70||78.7|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||95.0||62.2||62.2||79.5||134.9||167.4||226.9||209.2||192.9||187.9||169.3||150.8||1,738.2|
|Percent possible sunshine||28||20||17||21||33||41||55||52||53||52||51||46||39.1|
|Source: China Meteorological Administration|
According to the 2010 Census, the prefecture-level city of Wuzhou has 3,273,300 inhabitants and a population density of 260 inhabitants per km². The population is 13.22% higher than in 2000 (the average annual population growth for the period 2000-2010 was of 1.25%).
The dominant ethnic group in the prefecture-level city is Han Chinese but there are also Zhuang, Yao and others. Wuzhou traditionally belongs to the Cantonese cultural and linguistic region, so most people speak the Wuzhou dialect of Cantonese and Mandarin as a result of Central Government's Mandarin promotion policy.
|Wanxiu District||万秀区||Wànxiù Qū||407||159,000||391|
|Longxu District||龙圩区||Lóngxū Qū|
|Changzhou District||长洲区||Chángzhōu Qū||378||148,100||392|
|Cenxi City||岑溪市||Cénxīī Shì||2,783||903,000||324|
|Cangwu County||苍梧县||Cāngwú Xiàn||4,273||619,300||145|
|Teng County||藤县||Téng Xiàn||3,946||1,036,900||263|
|Mengshan County||蒙山县||Méngshān Xiàn||1,279||212,100||166|
- Dieshan District was abolished on 2013
Amongst the agricultural products produced in the region of Wuzhou, one of the most favoured snacks is Wuzhou honey date (梧州蜜枣). Guilinggao jelly is also described as a "Wuzhou delicacy". Bingquan Soybean Milk is also welcomed by people and is in the list of premium choices for breakfast.
- (Chinese) Compilation by LianXin website. Data from the Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China
- Wuzhou travel guide: Local delicacies
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