Guangde
广德市
Kwangteh
Taijidong, Guangde, Anhui
Guangde is the easternmost division in this map of Xuancheng
Xuancheng in Anhui
Coordinates: 30°52′41″N 119°25′16″E / 30.878°N 119.421°E / 30.878; 119.421Coordinates: 30°52′41″N 119°25′16″E / 30.878°N 119.421°E / 30.878; 119.421
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityXuancheng
Area
 • Total2,165 km2 (836 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total508,000
 • Density230/km2 (610/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
242200

Guangde is a county-level city in the southeast of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, bordering the provinces of Jiangsu to the north and Zhejiang to the east. It is the easternmost county-level division of Anhui and is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city Xuancheng within Anhui Province. The city has a population of 510,000[when?] and an area of 2,165 km2 (836 sq mi). The seat of government is at Taozhou Town.

Guangde
Simplified Chinese广德
Traditional Chinese廣德

Guangde has jurisdiction over six towns and ten townships.

Administrative divisions

Guangde City is divided to 5 towns and 4 townships.[1]

Towns
  • Taozhou (桃州镇)
  • Xinhang (新杭镇)
  • Qiucun (邱村镇)
  • Baidian (柏垫镇)
  • Shijie (誓节镇)
Townships
  • Lucun Township (卢村乡)
  • Sihe Township (四合乡)
  • Yangtan Township (杨滩乡)
  • Dongting Township (东亭乡)

Industry

Guangde provides the terrain for the 5.67-square-kilometer automobile proving ground (31°02′39″N 119°25′33″E / 31.044266°N 119.425751°E / 31.044266; 119.425751) with 60 km (37 mi) of test roads, opened on September 22, 2012 and managed by Shanghai GM and the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center (PATAC), both joint ventures of SAIC Motor with GM China.[2][3]

Climate

Climate data for Guangde (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.6
(45.7)
9.8
(49.6)
14.4
(57.9)
20.8
(69.4)
26.2
(79.2)
29.0
(84.2)
32.8
(91.0)
31.9
(89.4)
27.6
(81.7)
22.7
(72.9)
16.6
(61.9)
10.5
(50.9)
20.8
(69.5)
Average low °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
1.7
(35.1)
5.3
(41.5)
10.8
(51.4)
16.2
(61.2)
20.7
(69.3)
24.3
(75.7)
23.8
(74.8)
19.4
(66.9)
13.3
(55.9)
6.7
(44.1)
1.1
(34.0)
11.9
(53.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 73.6
(2.90)
73.8
(2.91)
124.2
(4.89)
110.9
(4.37)
122.2
(4.81)
219.1
(8.63)
210.8
(8.30)
161.7
(6.37)
106.8
(4.20)
79.3
(3.12)
70.1
(2.76)
44.6
(1.76)
1,397.1
(55.02)
Source: National Meteorological Center of CMA[4]

Transport

Chinese manned space program

On July 19, 1964 China launched and recovered its first successful experimental biological rocket carrying eight white mice from the Chinese Academy of Sciences Base 603 launch site in Shijie Town (誓节镇) within the city.[5]

Culture

Prior to the late 19th century, most residents spoke a Jianghuai Mandarin dialect. Thereafter many people in the southern and eastern parts of the city began to speak Old Guangde dialect, a Taihu Wu Chinese dialect closely related to that of Suzhou dialect and Shanghainese. Most residents also speak the Southwestern Mandarin Guangde dialect.

See also

References

  1. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ "SGM/PATAC Guangde Proving Ground Opened". patac.com.cn (Press release). Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  3. ^ "About GM China". gmchina.com. 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. ^ "广德-天气预报". China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  5. ^ 军事史话 <第七部> 导弹部队史话 [Military History Part 7 - History of the Rocket Division] (in Chinese). March 1, 2008. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2011.