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Changxing
长兴县
Changhing
Changxing is located in Zhejiang
Changxing
Changxing
Location of the seat in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 31°01′37″N 119°54′40″E / 31.027°N 119.911°E / 31.027; 119.911
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityHuzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Changxing (simplified Chinese: 长兴县; traditional Chinese: 長興縣; pinyin: Chángxīng Xiàn) is a county of the prefecture-level city of Huzhou, in the northwest of Zhejiang province, China. Situated on the southwest shore of Lake Tai, it borders the provinces of Jiangsu to the north and Anhui to the west. It has a total area of 1,430 km2 (550 sq mi) and a population of 620,000 inhabitants.

Changxing, established in the third year of Taikang's reign (emperor Wu of Jin) (282 AD) during the Jin Dynasty, has an extensive history of over 1,700 years. It has rich resources, a long cultural heritage, and cherishes its fame as “the realm of fish and rice”, “the home of silk”, “the land of culture”, and “the distinguished county in the southeast China”.

The Changhsingian Age of the Permian Period of geological time is named after Changxing. The stage was named for the Changhsing Limestone.

Since 2004, Changxing has had a Twin City (County) relationship with Kalmar County in Sweden.

Administrative divisions

Heping, Changxing

Towns:[1]

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Changxing (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.9
(75.0)
28.6
(83.5)
32.2
(90.0)
35.1
(95.2)
36.8
(98.2)
38.1
(100.6)
39.8
(103.6)
39.4
(102.9)
39.0
(102.2)
34.4
(93.9)
29.0
(84.2)
24.1
(75.4)
39.8
(103.6)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
10.4
(50.7)
15.2
(59.4)
21.4
(70.5)
26.3
(79.3)
28.9
(84.0)
33.1
(91.6)
32.5
(90.5)
28.0
(82.4)
23.0
(73.4)
17.1
(62.8)
10.7
(51.3)
21.2
(70.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
6.0
(42.8)
10.3
(50.5)
16.2
(61.2)
21.4
(70.5)
24.8
(76.6)
28.7
(83.7)
28.3
(82.9)
24.0
(75.2)
18.2
(64.8)
12.1
(53.8)
6.0
(42.8)
16.7
(62.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 0.8
(33.4)
2.6
(36.7)
6.5
(43.7)
11.8
(53.2)
17.1
(62.8)
21.4
(70.5)
25.2
(77.4)
25.0
(77.0)
20.6
(69.1)
14.5
(58.1)
8.3
(46.9)
2.6
(36.7)
13.0
(55.5)
Record low °C (°F) −9.1
(15.6)
−7.7
(18.1)
−3.9
(25.0)
0.7
(33.3)
8.1
(46.6)
13.2
(55.8)
17.8
(64.0)
18.6
(65.5)
10.3
(50.5)
2.6
(36.7)
−4.2
(24.4)
−8.9
(16.0)
−9.1
(15.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 83.2
(3.28)
75.2
(2.96)
112.9
(4.44)
97.2
(3.83)
117.0
(4.61)
222.5
(8.76)
177.4
(6.98)
166.0
(6.54)
110.2
(4.34)
73.8
(2.91)
62.7
(2.47)
51.5
(2.03)
1,349.6
(53.15)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.7 11.0 13.6 12.5 12.7 15.1 14.1 14.1 10.6 8.2 10.1 8.6 142.3
Average snowy days 3.6 2.6 0.9 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.3 8.8
Average relative humidity (%) 77 75 73 71 72 79 78 79 79 77 77 74 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 98.2 100.6 124.6 149.4 156.9 114.0 184.2 176.5 145.8 146.1 122.0 113.1 1,631.4
Percent possible sunshine 31 32 33 38 37 27 43 43 40 42 39 36 37
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

Transport

Industry

The largest industries in Changxing county are pattern weaving, machine building and electronics, information technology, and biopharmaceuticals. Some notable companies and enterprises in the county include Hisense air conditioner, Changsheng Group, Zhejiang Changtong, Kingsafe, Top Mondial, and Ju'nen Balance Drink.[4]

Culture

The local "Hundred-leaves dragon dance" (百叶龙舞) features a dragon made from hundreds of lotus leaves.[5]

References

  1. ^ "湖州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Changxing Economic Development Zone". govt.chinadaily.com.cn. Archived from the original on 2019-04-18. Retrieved 2019-04-19.
  5. ^ Daozu (2011), Rich cultural heritage.

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