Xinxing County

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Xinxing
新兴县
Sunhing
Xinxing is located in Guangdong
Xinxing
Xinxing
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 22°41′46″N 112°13′30″E / 22.696°N 112.225°E / 22.696; 112.225Coordinates: 22°41′46″N 112°13′30″E / 22.696°N 112.225°E / 22.696; 112.225
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityYunfu
Area
 • Total1,520 km2 (590 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
428,410
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Xinxing County
Traditional Chinese新興
Simplified Chinese新兴
PostalSunhing
Literal meaningNewly Flourishing

Xinxing County, alternately romanized as Sunhing,[a] is a county of the prefecture-level city of Yunfu in the west of Guangdong province, China.

History[edit]

xin xing county formally established in the third year of da ye era, Sui dynasty (隋大業三年) (607 CE). Under the Qing (清朝), Xinxing County was administered as part of the commandery of Zhaoqing.[1]

Notable people:

  • Huineng (惠能) (638–713): sixth ancestor of Chan
  • Cheung Chu (張珠) (1892–1950): entrepreneur of Malaysia
  • Gabriel Sun Shou Kin (孫秀乾): grew up in Hong Kong, now is an entrepreneur of Australia
  • Su Shuhui (苏树辉)(1951–): Macao politician also a calligrapher

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Xinxing (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.0
(86.0)
32.5
(90.5)
33.4
(92.1)
35.0
(95.0)
35.5
(95.9)
37.5
(99.5)
38.2
(100.8)
38.9
(102.0)
37.8
(100.0)
35.0
(95.0)
34.2
(93.6)
29.8
(85.6)
38.9
(102.0)
Average high °C (°F) 18.9
(66.0)
19.5
(67.1)
22.3
(72.1)
26.6
(79.9)
30.2
(86.4)
32.1
(89.8)
33.4
(92.1)
33.3
(91.9)
31.7
(89.1)
29.2
(84.6)
25.1
(77.2)
20.9
(69.6)
26.9
(80.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.0
(59.0)
18.1
(64.6)
22.4
(72.3)
25.6
(78.1)
27.3
(81.1)
28.3
(82.9)
28.1
(82.6)
26.5
(79.7)
23.4
(74.1)
18.7
(65.7)
14.4
(57.9)
21.8
(71.2)
Average low °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
11.9
(53.4)
15.1
(59.2)
19.6
(67.3)
22.4
(72.3)
24.3
(75.7)
24.8
(76.6)
24.9
(76.8)
23.2
(73.8)
19.6
(67.3)
14.5
(58.1)
10.2
(50.4)
18.4
(65.0)
Record low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
1.2
(34.2)
2.7
(36.9)
9.0
(48.2)
13.3
(55.9)
16.8
(62.2)
21.0
(69.8)
21.6
(70.9)
15.5
(59.9)
8.2
(46.8)
2.7
(36.9)
−2.5
(27.5)
−2.5
(27.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 43.4
(1.71)
64.8
(2.55)
84.9
(3.34)
160.8
(6.33)
256.4
(10.09)
261.7
(10.30)
226.1
(8.90)
244.1
(9.61)
190.5
(7.50)
78.9
(3.11)
47.5
(1.87)
27.4
(1.08)
1,686.5
(66.39)
Average relative humidity (%) 80 84 85 86 85 86 84 84 84 81 79 78 83
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Postal Map spelling was based on Xinxing's Cantonese pronunciation. Xinxing has also been romanized as Sin Hing,[1] Sin-hing,[2] and Sih-ching.[3]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bolton & al. (1941), p. 262.
  2. ^ Baynes, T. S., ed. (1878), "China" , Encyclopædia Britannica, 5 (9th ed.), New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
  3. ^ Gützlaff, Charles, China Opened, p. 527.

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