Jiaohe in Jilin City
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Prefecture-level city||Jilin City|
|Seat||Henan Subdistrict (河南街道)|
|• County-level city||6,235 km2 (2,407 sq mi)|
|Elevation||345 m (1,132 ft)|
|• County-level city||489,000|
|• Density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Jiaohe (Chinese :蛟河; pinyin :Jiāohé) is a middle-sized county-level city in east-central Jilin province, People's Republic of China, bordering Heilongjiang to the northeast. It is under the administration of Jilin City, 65 kilometres (40 mi) to the west, and it is well known for its production of tobacco. The mayor of the city is Wang Gang (王钢).
The sister city (or twin town) of Jiaohe is Folsom, California, United States.
The city administers 7 subdistricts, 8 towns, 1 township, and 1 ethnic township.
The city's 7 subdistricts are Minzhu Subdistrict, Chang'an Subdistrict , Henan Subdistrict, Naizishan Subdistrict , Lafa Subdistrict, Hebei Subdistrict, and Xinnong Subdistrict .
The city's 8 towns are Xinzhan, Tiangang, Baishishan , Piaohe , Huangsongdian , Tianbei , Songjiang , and Qingling .
The city also administers Qianjin Townshipand Wulin Korean Ethnic Township .
The city borders the county-level city of Dunhua to the east, Huadian to the south, and Fengman District to the west.The Songhua River and the Mudan River both run through the city.
Jiaohe has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa/Dwb). Winters are long (lasting from November to March), cold, and windy, but dry, due to the influence of the Siberian anticyclone, with a January mean temperature of −18.1 °C (−0.6 °F). Spring and autumn are somewhat short transitional periods, with some precipitation, but are usually dry and windy. Summers are very warm and humid, with a prevailing southeasterly wind due to the East Asian monsoon; July averages 21.8 °C (71.2 °F). Snow is usually light during the winter, and annual rainfall is heavily concentrated from June to August.
|Climate data for Jiaohe (1971–2000)|
|Record high °C (°F)||4.0|
|Average high °C (°F)||−10.9|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−18.1|
|Average low °C (°F)||−24.7|
|Record low °C (°F)||−40.6|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||6.1|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||6.2||6.0||7.3||10.0||12.4||15.6||17.2||15.9||12.8||9.4||8.3||8.0||129.1|
|Source: Weather China|
The city's main agricultural products include rice, maize, and beans.
Mineral deposits in Jiaohe include coal, copper, iron, nickel, granite, kyanite, diatomite, peat, and dolomite.
The Changchun-Tumen railway, and the Lafa–Harbin railway both run through the city.
The city's main thoroughfares include National Highway 302 and Jilin Provincial Highway 204.
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