Yuanping City

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Yuanping
原平市
County-level city
The Zhu Clan Pailou in Yuanping
The Zhu Clan Pailou in Yuanping
Yuanping is located in Shanxi
Yuanping
Yuanping
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°44′N 112°44′E / 38.733°N 112.733°E / 38.733; 112.733Coordinates: 38°44′N 112°44′E / 38.733°N 112.733°E / 38.733; 112.733
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Xinzhou
Elevation 825 m (2,707 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 034100
Area code(s) 0350
Website yuanping.gov.cn

Yuanping (Chinese: 原平; pinyin: Yuánpíng) is a county-level city in the north of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. It is located along the G55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway nearly due north of the provincial capital of Taiyuan, and is under the administration of Xinzhou City.

History[edit]

Yuanping has a history of township over two thousands years. In Warring States period of China, it belonged to Zhao. In Qin Dynasty, it was put into administration of Taiyuan county. In BC 114, during the administration of Emperor Wu of Han, it started as Yuanping county, still under the administration of Taiyuan county. In Eastern Han (Later Han) Jian An 15th year, its replaced as Yunzhong county, under the administration of Xinxing county. In Jian An 18th year, it restored as Yuanping county, under the administration of Yanmen county. In the Three Kingdoms period, Yuanping still belonged to Yanmen county.

Transportation[edit]

Yuanping is at the junction of the Beijing–Yuanping Railway and the Datong–Puzhou Railway.

Climate[edit]

Yuanping has a monsoon-influenced, continental semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), with cold and very dry winters, and hot, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −7.7 °C (18.1 °F) in January to 23.3 °C (73.9 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 9.03 °C (48.3 °F). A majority of the 417 millimetres (16.4 in) of precipitation occurs in July and August alone. Due to the high elevation and dry climate, the diurnal temperature variation easily exceeds 15 °C (27 °F) in winter and spring. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 50% in July to 62% in four months, and the average annual total is 2,585 hours.

Climate data for Yuanping (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.1
(31.8)
3.5
(38.3)
10.1
(50.2)
19.0
(66.2)
25.3
(77.5)
28.6
(83.5)
29.2
(84.6)
27.5
(81.5)
23.1
(73.6)
17.0
(62.6)
8.1
(46.6)
1.5
(34.7)
16.1
(60.9)
Average low °C (°F) −13.7
(7.3)
−9.5
(14.9)
−3
(27)
3.9
(39)
10.2
(50.4)
14.7
(58.5)
17.7
(63.9)
16.3
(61.3)
10.0
(50)
3.3
(37.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
−11.3
(11.7)
2.9
(37.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.9
(0.075)
3.7
(0.146)
9.2
(0.362)
15.9
(0.626)
30.7
(1.209)
54.9
(2.161)
102.9
(4.051)
114.8
(4.52)
52.6
(2.071)
19.9
(0.783)
8.9
(0.35)
1.7
(0.067)
417.1
(16.421)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.7 2.4 3.7 4.3 5.7 9.7 13.3 12.8 9.2 5.4 3.0 1.3 72.5
Average relative humidity (%) 47 45 48 42 43 54 69 73 68 59 57 51 54.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 185.7 185.8 211.2 238.0 273.8 255.2 226.4 222.6 217.6 216.3 181.6 170.5 2,584.7
Percent possible sunshine 62 62 57 60 62 58 50 53 59 62 60 58 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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