Chaohu
巢湖市
Chaohu train station
Chaohu train station
Chaohu in Hefei
Chaohu in Hefei
Hefei in Anhui
Hefei in Anhui
Coordinates (Chaohu municipal government): 31°37′28″N 117°53′25″E / 31.6244°N 117.8902°E / 31.6244; 117.8902
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHefei
Government
 • MayorZhang Sheng (张生)
 • SecretaryHu Qisheng (胡启生)
Area
 • Total2,063 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total803,200
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
238000
Area code(s)0565 (abolished, now using 0551-8XXXXXXX)
License Plate Prefix皖A (formerly 皖Q)

Chaohu (Chinese: 巢湖; pinyin: Cháohú) is a county-level city of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Hefei. Situated on the northeast and southeast shores of Lake Chao, from which the city was named, Chaohu is under the administration of Hefei, the provincial capital, and is the latter's easternmost county-level division.

Formerly it was a prefecture-level city, which held administration over Wuwei, Lujiang, He and Hanshan counties until it dissolved on August 22, 2011. The Anhui provincial government announced in a controversial decision[1] that the prefecture-level city Chaohu was to be split into three parts and absorbed into neighboring cities.[2] Juchao District was renamed to Chaohu as a county-level city under Hefei's administration.[3]

Climate

Climate data for Chaohu (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1971–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
27.7
(81.9)
31.6
(88.9)
33.8
(92.8)
35.8
(96.4)
37.7
(99.9)
39.3
(102.7)
38.8
(101.8)
38.3
(100.9)
33.5
(92.3)
29.5
(85.1)
24.0
(75.2)
39.3
(102.7)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 7.3
(45.1)
10.2
(50.4)
15.3
(59.5)
21.8
(71.2)
26.9
(80.4)
29.4
(84.9)
32.7
(90.9)
32.1
(89.8)
28.1
(82.6)
22.8
(73.0)
16.4
(61.5)
9.9
(49.8)
21.1
(69.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
5.9
(42.6)
10.6
(51.1)
16.8
(62.2)
22.1
(71.8)
25.4
(77.7)
28.8
(83.8)
28.0
(82.4)
23.7
(74.7)
18.0
(64.4)
11.7
(53.1)
5.6
(42.1)
16.7
(62.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
2.6
(36.7)
6.8
(44.2)
12.5
(54.5)
17.9
(64.2)
22.0
(71.6)
25.6
(78.1)
25.0
(77.0)
20.4
(68.7)
14.4
(57.9)
8.1
(46.6)
2.3
(36.1)
13.2
(55.7)
Record low °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−11.7
(10.9)
−3.9
(25.0)
0.7
(33.3)
8.7
(47.7)
13.3
(55.9)
17.3
(63.1)
17.9
(64.2)
11.9
(53.4)
2.1
(35.8)
−4.1
(24.6)
−11.3
(11.7)
−13.2
(8.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.2
(2.21)
64.3
(2.53)
91.4
(3.60)
93.1
(3.67)
95.4
(3.76)
186.6
(7.35)
201.9
(7.95)
162.2
(6.39)
71.1
(2.80)
52.1
(2.05)
57.7
(2.27)
39.7
(1.56)
1,171.7
(46.14)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 10.2 9.9 11.3 10.5 10.7 11.0 11.2 12.3 8.2 8.5 8.2 7.9 119.9
Average snowy days 4.2 2.4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 1.3 9.3
Average relative humidity (%) 76 74 72 70 71 77 78 79 78 74 75 73 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 110.5 116.3 143.7 174.1 181.3 151.9 198.8 187.9 153.6 157.6 140.5 131.9 1,848.1
Percent possible sunshine 35 37 39 45 43 36 46 46 42 45 45 42 42
Source 1: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]
Source 2: Weather China[6]

Administrative divisions

Chaohu City is divided to 6 Subdistricts, 11 towns and 1 townships.[7]

Subdistricts
  • Woniushan Subdistrict (卧牛山街道)
  • Yafu Subdistrict (亚父街道)
  • Tianhe Subdistrict (天河街道)
  • Bantang Subdistrict (半汤街道)
  • Fenghuangshan Subdistrict (凤凰山街道)
  • Zhongmiao Subdistrict (中庙街道)
Towns
  • Zhegao (柘皋镇)
  • Tongyang (烔炀镇)
  • Huanglu (黄麓镇)
  • Huailin (槐林镇)
  • Zhonghan (中垾镇)
  • Sanbing (散兵镇)
  • Suwan (苏湾镇)
  • Xiage (夏阁镇)
  • Bazhen (坝镇镇)
  • Yinping (银屏镇)
  • Langanji (栏杆集镇)
Townships

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Louisa Lim. "The Curious Case Of The Vanishing Chinese City". NPR.org. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Three-way split to wipe Anhui city off the map". China Daily. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  3. ^ 安徽宣布撤销地级巢湖市 (in Simplified Chinese). Xinhuanet. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 24 September 2023.
  6. ^ 巢湖 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  7. ^ 合肥市-行政区划王 (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.