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Yuanping

Yuanping


原平市
The Zhu Clan Pailou in Yuanping
The Zhu Clan Pailou in Yuanping
Location in Xinzhou
Location in Xinzhou
Yuanping is located in Shanxi
Yuanping
Yuanping
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°43′52″N112°42′40″E / 38.731°N 112.711°E / 38.731; 112.711Coordinates: 38°43′52″N112°42′40″E / 38.731°N 112.711°E / 38.731; 112.711
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Xinzhou
Area
 • County-level city 2,571.0 km2 (992.7 sq mi)
 • Urban
148.00 km2 (57.14 sq mi)
Elevation
825 m (2,707 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • County-level city 526,000
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
 • Urban 184,200
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
034100
Area code(s) 0350
Website yuanping.gov.cn
Yuanping
Chinese 原平

Yuanping is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xinzhou, in north-central Shanxi Province, China.

History [ edit ]

The territory of present-day Yuanping was held by Zhao during the Warring States Period of Chinese history. Under the Qin, it was part of Taiyuan Prefecture. It became Yuanping County in 114 BC under Emperor Wu of the Han. It became Xinxing County in Jian'an 15 during the Eastern Han. Three years later, its name was restored as Yuanping County but it was moved to Yanmen Commandery.

Geography [ edit ]

Yuanping is located nearly due north of Taiyuan, the provincial capital.

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 −7.0 °C (19.4 °F) in January to 23.7 °C (74.7 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 9.55 °C (49.2 °F). Nearly half of the 412 millimetres (16.2 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 (1981−2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.1

(32.2)
4.3

(39.7)
10.8

(51.4)
19.4

(66.9)
25.4

(77.7)
28.8

(83.8)
29.6

(85.3)
27.7

(81.9)
23.4

(74.1)
17.2

(63.0)
8.3

(46.9)
1.5

(34.7)
16.4

(61.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.0

(19.4)
−2.6

(27.3)
3.7

(38.7)
12.0

(53.6)
18.4

(65.1)
22.1

(71.8)
23.7

(74.7)
21.7

(71.1)
16.5

(61.7)
9.9

(49.8)
1.3

(34.3)
−5.1

(22.8)
9.6

(49.2)
Average low °C (°F) −12.7

(9.1)
−8.2

(17.2)
−2.3

(27.9)
4.8

(40.6)
11.1

(52.0)
15.5

(59.9)
18.3

(64.9)
16.6

(61.9)
10.9

(51.6)
4.0

(39.2)
−4.0

(24.8)
−10.4

(13.3)
3.6

(38.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.7

(0.07)
3.0

(0.12)
9.1

(0.36)
15.9

(0.63)
35.2

(1.39)
58.0

(2.28)
97.0

(3.82)
104.2

(4.10)
58.2

(2.29)
19.8

(0.78)
8.0

(0.31)
1.8

(0.07)
411.9

(16.22)
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 43 44 40 43 54 67 71 67 58 53 49 53
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 (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[2][3]

Transportation [ edit ]

The city lies on the G55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway. Yuanping is also at the junction of the Beijing–Yuanping Railway and the Datong–Puzhou Railway.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 46. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  3. ^ 中国地面国际交换站气候标准值月值数据集(1971-2000年). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-25.



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