Gaocheng
藁城区
Liangcun railway station
Liangcun railway station
Gaocheng is located in Hebei
Gaocheng
Gaocheng
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 38°01′19″N 114°50′49″E / 38.022°N 114.847°E / 38.022; 114.847Coordinates: 38°01′19″N 114°50′49″E / 38.022°N 114.847°E / 38.022; 114.847
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityShijiazhuang
Township-level divisions13 towns
1 ethnic township
Municipal seatLianzhou
Area
 • Total836 km2 (323 sq mi)
Elevation
57 m (187 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total775,100
 • Density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
052100
Area code0311
Websitewww.gc.gov.cn/web/index.htm

Gaocheng (simplified Chinese: 藁城区; traditional Chinese: 藁城區; pinyin: Gǎochéng Qū; lit. 'Straw City') is one of eight districts of the prefecture-level city of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei Province, North China, on the upper reaches of the Hutuo River (滹沱河). The city has a total area of 836 square kilometres (323 sq mi) and in 2010 had a population of 743,000.[1]

History

In 113 BCE, during the Western Han Dynasty, Cheng County (城縣) was established, and renamed as Gaocheng County (藁城縣) during the Yuan Dynasty. The present county-level was established in July 1989.

Administrative divisions

There are 13 towns and 1 township.[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Gaocheng (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
24.7
(76.5)
31.6
(88.9)
32.8
(91.0)
38.0
(100.4)
40.9
(105.6)
41.9
(107.4)
37.2
(99.0)
37.1
(98.8)
33.7
(92.7)
26.7
(80.1)
21.5
(70.7)
41.9
(107.4)
Average high °C (°F) 3.3
(37.9)
7.2
(45.0)
13.7
(56.7)
21.2
(70.2)
26.7
(80.1)
32.0
(89.6)
32.1
(89.8)
30.4
(86.7)
26.9
(80.4)
20.9
(69.6)
11.5
(52.7)
4.8
(40.6)
19.2
(66.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.8
(27.0)
0.8
(33.4)
7.2
(45.0)
14.7
(58.5)
20.4
(68.7)
25.5
(77.9)
27.0
(80.6)
25.4
(77.7)
20.8
(69.4)
14.3
(57.7)
5.4
(41.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
13.2
(55.7)
Average low °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.6
(34.9)
8.4
(47.1)
14.1
(57.4)
19.6
(67.3)
22.5
(72.5)
21.2
(70.2)
15.7
(60.3)
9.0
(48.2)
0.6
(33.1)
−5.2
(22.6)
8.0
(46.3)
Record low °C (°F) −19.3
(−2.7)
−18.1
(−0.6)
−8.5
(16.7)
−1.8
(28.8)
4.4
(39.9)
11.0
(51.8)
16.0
(60.8)
13.4
(56.1)
6.0
(42.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−14.6
(5.7)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−23.4
(−10.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.6
(0.10)
4.8
(0.19)
11.1
(0.44)
21.4
(0.84)
36.4
(1.43)
63.5
(2.50)
118.6
(4.67)
123.2
(4.85)
44.2
(1.74)
23.3
(0.92)
12.5
(0.49)
3.1
(0.12)
464.7
(18.29)
Average relative humidity (%) 57 54 54 58 63 61 75 79 73 67 66 63 64
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[3]

Transport

References

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Gaocheng overview Archived 2006-10-15 at the Wayback Machine, from the official government page
  2. ^ (in Chinese) Geographic information Archived 2006-10-14 at the Wayback Machine, from the official government page
  3. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 November 2022.