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Wanzhou District

Wanzhou
万州区
District
Skyline of Wanzhou
Skyline of Wanzhou
Wanzhou District in Chongqing
Wanzhou District in Chongqing
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Chongqing
Area
 • Total 3,457 km2 (1,335 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 1,753,500
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
GDP 2013
 - Total CNY 70.23 billion
(US$ 11.46 billion)
 - Per capita CNY 43,197
(US$ 7,047)
Licence plate prefix F
Website .cn.govwz

Wanzhou District (Yangtze River in China. It is currently governed as a district of Chongqing Municipality, bordering Sichuan to the northwest and Hubei to the southeast. It was formerly known as Wanxian or Wan County (simplified Chinese: 万县; traditional Chinese: 萬縣; pinyin: Wànxiàn). Prior to Chongqing's formation as a direct-controlled municipality, Wanzhou was part of Sichuan province. The urban core of Wanzhou is 228 km (142 mi) away from Chongqing's city proper.

"Wanzhou" literally means "

External links

  1. ^ 1995版《万县志》 概述 1

References

Wanzhou has three Yangtze River crossings.

Transport

Chongqing Three Gorges University (重庆三峡学院) Chongqing Three Gorges Medical College (重庆三峡医药高等专科学校) Chongqing Three Gorges Polytechnic College (重庆三峡职业学院) Chongqing Information Technology College (重庆信息技术职业学院) Chongqing Preschool Education College (重庆幼儿师范高等专科学校) Chongqing Vocational Institute of Safety & Technology (重庆安全技术职业学院) Chongqing Institute of Fashion and Engineering (重庆服装工程职业学院)

Colleges and universities

7 sub-district:

  • Gaosuntang (高笋塘)
  • Pailou (牌楼)
  • Taibaiyan (太白岩)
  • Hongguang (红光)
  • Shuanghekou (双河口)
  • Longdu (龙都)
  • Wan'an (万安 )

7 towns:

  • Gaofeng (高峰)
  • Wuling (武陵)
  • Liangfeng (凉风)
  • Ganning (甘宁)
  • Longsha (龙沙)
  • Xiangshui (响水)
  • Rangdu (瀼渡)

11 townships:

  • Jiuchi (九池)
  • Zhushan (柱山)
  • Ruichi (瑞池)
  • Guocun (郭村)
  • Shiqiao (石桥)
  • Lushan (鹿山)
  • Hekou (河口)
  • Yanshi (岩口)
  • Longgu (龙古)
  • Guojia (国家)
  • Lujing (鹿井)
27 primary subdivisions:

Longbao

2 sub-districts:

  • Chenjiaba (陈家坝)
  • Panlong (盘龙)
0 towns 0 townships
2 subdivisions:

Jiangnan

3 sub-districts:

  • Baianba (百安坝)
  • Wuqiao (五桥)
  • Chenjiaba (陈家坝)

11 towns:

  • Changlin (长岭)
  • Xintian (新田)
  • Baiyang (白羊)
  • Longju (龙驹)
  • Changtan (长滩)
  • Baitu (白土)
  • Xinxiang (新乡)
  • Tailong (太龙)
  • Taian (太安)
  • Zouma (走马)
  • Luotian (罗田)

23 townships:

  • Liangshui (凉水)
  • Zizhu (茨竹)
  • Lishu (梨树)
  • Henghe (恒合)
  • Puzi (普子)
  • Fengyi (凤仪)
  • Ganshang (赶场)
  • Guyu (谷雨)
  • Zhongshan (中山)
  • Xikou (溪口)
  • Xiangjiang (向家)
  • Dibao (地宝)
  • Shuangliu (双流)
  • Huangbp (黄柏)
  • Yanjing (盐井)
  • Shilong (石龙)
  • Shuangshi (双石)
  • Yousha (油沙)
  • Yanshan (燕山)
  • Changping (长坪)
  • Matou (马头)
  • Tuanjie (团结)
  • Datian (大田)

36 primary divisions:

Wuqiao

5 sub-districts:

  • Zhonggulou (钟鼓楼)
  • Pipaping (枇杷坪)
  • Yingahuiping (映水坪)
  • Zhoujiaba (周家坝)
  • Shahe (沙河)

15 towns:

  • Tiancheng (天城)
  • Fenshui (分水)
  • Lihe (李河)
  • Gaoliang (高梁)
  • Xiongjiang (熊家)
  • Xiaozhou (小周)
  • Gaosheng (高升)
  • Sanzheng (三正)
  • Peiwen (培文)
  • Yujia (余家)
  • Sunjia (孙家)
  • Houshan (后山)
  • Danzi (弹子)
  • Dongjia (董家)
  • Dazhou (大周)

9 townships:

  • Tiefeng (铁峰)
  • Tielu (铁炉)
  • Dabei (大碑)
  • Kuihua (葵花)
  • Huangni (黄泥)
  • Sanyuan (三元)
  • Daxing (大兴)
  • Qiaoting (桥亭)
  • Xinyuan (新袁)
29 subdivisions:

Tiancheng

The 4 primary subdivisions are 3 migration development areas (Longbao, Tiancheng, Wuqiao) and Jiangnan New District (江南新区). The 92 secondary subdivisions are 16 sub-districts, 33 towns, and 43 townships (see Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China#Levels). In 2000, the district included 32 towns, 45 townships, 14 sub-districts, and 1277 neighborhood and village committees.

Subdivisions

Climate data for Wanzhou District (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.3
(68.5)
24.6
(76.3)
32.5
(90.5)
36.5
(97.7)
39.5
(103.1)
38.6
(101.5)
40.6
(105.1)
42.1
(107.8)
41.2
(106.2)
35.8
(96.4)
28.2
(82.8)
19.5
(67.1)
42.1
(107.8)
Average high °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
12.8
(55)
17.4
(63.3)
23.2
(73.8)
27.4
(81.3)
29.8
(85.6)
33.4
(92.1)
34.3
(93.7)
28.7
(83.7)
22.9
(73.2)
17.6
(63.7)
12.0
(53.6)
22.5
(72.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.0
(44.6)
8.7
(47.7)
12.8
(55)
18.1
(64.6)
22.4
(72.3)
25.2
(77.4)
28.1
(82.6)
28.3
(82.9)
23.8
(74.8)
18.6
(65.5)
13.6
(56.5)
8.8
(47.8)
18.0
(64.4)
Average low °C (°F) 4.5
(40.1)
5.8
(42.4)
9.4
(48.9)
14.4
(57.9)
18.8
(65.8)
21.8
(71.2)
24.3
(75.7)
24.2
(75.6)
20.6
(69.1)
15.8
(60.4)
11.0
(51.8)
6.6
(43.9)
14.8
(58.6)
Record low °C (°F) −3.4
(25.9)
−1.7
(28.9)
−0.1
(31.8)
2.6
(36.7)
11.2
(52.2)
15.4
(59.7)
17.6
(63.7)
18.1
(64.6)
13.4
(56.1)
5.3
(41.5)
0.8
(33.4)
−3.7
(25.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.5
(0.61)
17.1
(0.673)
43.2
(1.701)
101.9
(4.012)
170.9
(6.728)
210.5
(8.287)
200.3
(7.886)
146.8
(5.78)
154.1
(6.067)
104.6
(4.118)
45.5
(1.791)
18.6
(0.732)
1,229
(48.385)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.7 7.7 11.2 14.6 15.6 15.2 12.7 10.9 12.9 13.7 10.3 8.5 141.0
Source: Weather China

Similar to the city proper of Chongqing, Wanzhou has a monsoon-humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) with short, mild winters, and very hot, humid summers, and is in fact on average 0.5 °C (0.9 °F) warmer during the day. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 7.0 °C (44.6 °F) in January to 28.3 °C (82.9 °F) in August, while the annual mean is 17.95 °C (64.3 °F).

Wanzhou spans 30°24′−31°14′ N latitude and 107°55′−108°53′ E longitude, and is situated at the eastern edge of the Sichuan Basin. It reaches a maximal north-south extent of 67.25 km (41.79 mi) and east-west width of 97.25 km (60.43 mi), covering an area of 3,214 km2 (1,241 sq mi). Elevations range from 106 m (348 ft) in the town of Tailong (太龙镇) to 1,762 m (5,781 ft) at Shaping Peak (沙坪峰) of the Qiyao Mountains (齐曜山).[1] Bordering county-level divisions:

Geography and climate

On May 22, 1998, the State Council approved that the two areas named Wanxian were both renamed to Wanzhou. The migration development area later dissolved and its counties were directly controlled by Chongqing. On July 19, 2000, the district's administrative committees were changed to migration development areas.

The entire Wanxian City was merged into Chongqing on December 20, 1997. The merge necessitated the abolishment of Wanxian City and creation of Wanxian District and Wanxian Migration Development Area (移民开发区). Wanxian City's three districts were converted to administrative committees (管理委员会, abbreviated 管委会) of Wanxian District. The migration development area included the counties formerly in Wanxian City, except Liangping and Chengkou, which were administered by Chongqing directly.

It continued to be renamed and administrated with slight differences. In the 19th century, it was known in English as Wanhsien and Wan County In 1935, it became Wanxian Zhuanqu (万县专区). On December 12, 1992, the State Council abolished Wanxian Prefecture and its subordinate Wanxian City and created the prefecture-level Wanxian City, which administered the districts of Longbao (龙宝区), Tiancheng (天城区), Wuqiao (五桥区) and the counties of Kai, Zhong, Liangping, Yunyang, Fengjie, Wushan, Wuxi, and Chengkou.

It was part of Quren District of Ba Prefecture (巴郡朐忍县) in the Qin Dynasty. It became Yangqu District (羊渠县) in 216 (the Eastern Han Dynasty). In 230 (the Shu-Han Kingdom), it was renamed to Nanpu (南浦县); in 553 (the Western Wei Dynasty), to Yuquan (鱼泉县); in 557 (Northern Zhou Dynasty), to Anxiang (安乡县); in 584, to Wanchuan (万川县); and in 598 (Sui Dynasty), to Nanchang again.

The district was part of Wanxian Prefecture, then the prefectural Wanxian City. It was renamed to Wanzhou in late 1990s.

An old stone bridge

History

  • History 1
  • Geography and climate 2
  • Subdivisions 3
    • Tiancheng 3.1
    • Wuqiao 3.2
    • Jiangnan 3.3
    • Longbao 3.4
  • Colleges and universities 4
  • Transport 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

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