View of Xinyang
Location of Xinyang City jurisdiction in Henan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Prefecture-level city||18,908.27 km2 (7,300.52 sq mi)|
|• Urban||75 km2 (29 sq mi)|
|• Metro||3,665.9 km2 (1,415.4 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||6,109,106|
|• Density||320/km2 (840/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||8,000/km2 (21,000/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||340/km2 (870/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-HA-15|
|License plate prefixes||豫S|
Xinyang (simplified Chinese : 信 阳 ; traditional Chinese :信陽; pinyin :Xìnyáng; postal: Sinyang) is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Henan province, People's Republic of China, the southernmost administrative division in the province. Its population was 6,109,106 according to the 2010 census, and 1,230,042 of them lived in 2 urban districts, Pingqiao and Shihe.
The prefecture-level city of Xinyang has a total land area of 18,819 square kilometres (7,266 sq mi). The city is located in the southernmost part of Henan Province, on the south bank of the Huai River. It borders the cities Zhumadian to the north and Nanyang to the northwest, and the provinces of Anhui and Hubei to the east and south respectively. The region where Xinyang is located is considered a subtropical area and the Dabie Mountains cover most of its territory.
Xinyang has a monsoon-influenced, four-season humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with cold, damp winters, and hot, humid summers. The months of April through June here are slightly cooler than much of the rest of the province. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 2.2 °C (36.0 °F) in January to 27.4 °C (81.3 °F) in July; the annual mean is 15.31 °C (59.6 °F). The annual precipitation is just above 1,100 millimetres (43 in), and close to two-thirds of it occurs from May to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 38% in March to 47% in four months, the city receives 1,974 hours of bright sunshine annually; January through March are the cloudiest months.
|Climate data for Xinyang|
|Record high °C (°F)||20.6|
|Average high °C (°F)||6.8|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||2.2|
|Average low °C (°F)||−1.3|
|Record low °C (°F)||−20|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||29.2|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||7.2||7.9||10.7||9.9||11.5||11.0||12.6||11.9||10.5||10.2||7.6||6.2||117.2|
|Average relative humidity (%)||72||72||73||71||73||76||81||83||79||77||73||69||75|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||127.0||121.7||139.3||175.6||196.1||197.4||205.7||194.8||160.2||162.2||149.9||143.8||1,973.7|
|Percent possible sunshine||40||39||38||45||46||47||47||47||43||46||47||46||44.5|
|Source: China Meteorological Administration Archived September 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine|
The Xinyang City is divided into two districts and eight counties.
|Shihe District||浉河区||浉河區||Shīhé Qū||1,782.51||594,391||333|
|Pingqiao District||平桥区||平橋區||Píngqiáo Qū||1,883.42||635,651||337|
|Huangchuan County||潢川县||潢川縣||Huángchuān Xiàn||1,638||630,333||385|
|Huaibin County||淮滨县||淮濱縣||Huáibīn Xiàn||1,208||570,156||472|
|Xi County||息县||息縣||Xī Xiàn||1,835||793,746||433|
|Xin County||新县||新縣||Xīn Xiàn||1,612||275,285||171|
|Shangcheng County||商城县||商城縣||Shāngchéng Xiàn||2,130||495,491||233|
|Gushi County||固始县||固始縣||Gùshǐ Xiàn||2,946||1,023,857||348|
|Luoshan County||罗山县||羅山縣||Luóshān Xiàn||2,065||504,542||244|
|Guangshan County||光山县||光山縣||Guāngshān Xiàn||1,835||275,282||150|
According to the 2010 Census, the population of Xinyang is of 6,109,106 inhabitants, 6.39% less than the population marked on the last census of 2000, when there were 6,527,368 inhabitants in the city.
Its built up area is home to 1,230,042 inhabitants spread out on 2 urban districts and 3,665.9 square kilometres (1,415.4 sq mi).
Xinyang Tea Culture Festival is held during April, 28th and 30th every year.
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