Yanzhou District

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Not to be confused with Yangzhou in Jiangsu
Yanzhou
兖州区
District
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit of Yanzhou
Cathedral of the Holy Spirit of Yanzhou
Yanzhou is located in Shandong
Yanzhou
Yanzhou
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 35°33′N 116°47′E / 35.550°N 116.783°E / 35.550; 116.783Coordinates: 35°33′N 116°47′E / 35.550°N 116.783°E / 35.550; 116.783
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Jining
Township-level divisions 5 subdistricts
7 towns
Municipal seat Gulou Subdistrict (鼓楼街道)
Government
 • Mayor Zhang Yuhua (张玉华)
Area
 • District 651 km2 (251 sq mi)
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2006)
 • District 600,000
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Urban 100,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 272100
Area code(s) 0537
Licence plate prefixes H
Major nationalities Han-99.55%
GDP 2007
 - Total 24,216 billion
 - Per capita ¥13,976
Website yanzhou.gov.cn

Yanzhou (postal: Yenchow; simplified Chinese: 兖州; traditional Chinese: 兗州; pinyin: Yǎnzhōu) is a district and former county-level city under the administration of Jining, in the southwest of Shandong province, People's Republic of China.

Administration[edit]

Yanzhou administers 5 subdistricts and 7 towns:[1]

Subdistricts (街道)[edit]

Towns (镇)[edit]

History[edit]

Yanzhou was the first place to install the "school-fields" xuetian in 1022, during the Song dynasty.[2]

In early European sources, based on accounts by French missionaries, the name of Yanzhou (Fu) is transcribed in the contemporary French manner, as Yen-tcheou-fou;[3] however, when reading 18th- and 19th-century books in French or English, care should be taken not to confuse Yanzhou in Shandong with the identically transcribed Yanzhou in Zhejiang.[4]

Climate[edit]

Yanzhou has a monsoon-influenced, four-season climate that lies in the transition between the humid subtropical (Köppen Cwa) and humid continental (Köppen Dwa) regimes. Winters are cold and dry while summers are hot and humid. Monthly daily average temperatures range from −1.3 °C (29.7 °F) in January to 26.8 °C (80.2 °F), while the annual mean temperature is 13.58 °C (56.4 °F). More than 70% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September, with barely any occurring in the winter months. The city receives 2,461 hours of bright sunshine annually. Giuseppe Sportelli has been bishop from 2008 to 2011.

Climate data for Yanzhou (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 4.6
(40.3)
7.5
(45.5)
13.4
(56.1)
20.9
(69.6)
26.3
(79.3)
31.2
(88.2)
31.5
(88.7)
30.6
(87.1)
26.9
(80.4)
21.2
(70.2)
13.3
(55.9)
6.7
(44.1)
19.5
(67.1)
Average low °C (°F) −5.7
(21.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
1.7
(35.1)
8.2
(46.8)
13.5
(56.3)
19.1
(66.4)
22.6
(72.7)
21.5
(70.7)
15.6
(60.1)
9.2
(48.6)
2.0
(35.6)
−3.9
(25)
8.4
(47.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8.4
(0.331)
8.9
(0.35)
20.6
(0.811)
31.7
(1.248)
49.4
(1.945)
82.2
(3.236)
184.2
(7.252)
142.2
(5.598)
65.3
(2.571)
41.7
(1.642)
16.4
(0.646)
9.2
(0.362)
660.2
(25.992)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.6 3.6 4.4 5.7 6.3 7.7 12.4 9.7 6.7 5.6 4.5 3.2 72.4
Average relative humidity (%) 66 61 60 61 65 64 80 82 76 72 71 68 68.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 164.5 166.5 202.7 236.8 263.2 244.5 205.4 224.1 208.5 205.5 174.6 164.6 2,460.9
Percent possible sunshine 53 54 55 61 61 57 47 54 56 59 57 54 55.7
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Economy[edit]

2012 GDP reached 50.62 billion yuan, up 13.1 percent; local fiscal revenue 3.008 billion yuan, an increase of 22.65%; major economic indicators higher than the provincial average, income growth higher than the GDP growth rate of urban and rural residents. First three quarters of 2012, the GDP of 41.35 billion yuan, an increase of 11.9%; 1–10 months, local fiscal revenue 3.13 billion yuan, up 14.4 percent; 17.94 billion yuan in fixed assets investment, an increase of 22.9%.[5] Yanzhou Coal Mining Company is headquartered in Yanzhou.

Transportation[edit]

Historic Sites[edit]

Cathedral of the Holy Spirit 

References[edit]

External links[edit]