Hezhou
贺州市 • Hocouh Si
贺州市一角.JPG
Location of Hezhou City jurisdiction in Guangxi
Location of Hezhou City jurisdiction in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°24′15″N 111°34′02″E / 24.4042°N 111.5672°E / 24.4042; 111.5672Coordinates: 24°24′15″N 111°34′02″E / 24.4042°N 111.5672°E / 24.4042; 111.5672
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Municipal seatBabu District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city11,747 km2 (4,536 sq mi)
 • Urban
5,100 km2 (2,000 sq mi)
 • Metro
6,985.5 km2 (2,697.1 sq mi)
Elevation
107 m (351 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city2,007,858
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,060,155
 • Urban density210/km2 (540/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,411,212
 • Metro density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0774
ISO 3166 codeCN-GX-11
Licence plate prefixes桂J
Websitegxhz.gov.cn
Hezhou
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese贺州
Traditional Chinese賀州
Zhuang name
ZhuangHocouh
1957 orthographyHocouƅ

Hezhou (贺州) is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Geography and climate

Hezhou is located in northeastern Guangxi. It borders Hunan to the north and Guangdong to the east. The area is 11,854 km2 (4,577 sq mi). The average elevation is 800 m (2,600 ft) and the highest is 1,731 m (5,679 ft) above sea-level.

The city has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa) with mild, damp winters and hot and wet summers. The yearly average temperature is 20.2 °C (68.4 °F), and annual precipitation is 1,562 mm (61.5 in).

Climate data for Hezhou (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
32.1
(89.8)
33.3
(91.9)
35.6
(96.1)
35.7
(96.3)
38.7
(101.7)
40.9
(105.6)
39.9
(103.8)
39.2
(102.6)
37.1
(98.8)
34.4
(93.9)
29.0
(84.2)
40.9
(105.6)
Average high °C (°F) 14.0
(57.2)
15.4
(59.7)
18.7
(65.7)
24.5
(76.1)
29.0
(84.2)
31.5
(88.7)
33.7
(92.7)
33.8
(92.8)
31.7
(89.1)
27.8
(82.0)
22.6
(72.7)
17.3
(63.1)
25.0
(77.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.6
(49.3)
11.5
(52.7)
14.8
(58.6)
20.5
(68.9)
24.5
(76.1)
27.2
(81.0)
28.8
(83.8)
28.6
(83.5)
26.4
(79.5)
22.1
(71.8)
16.7
(62.1)
11.6
(52.9)
20.2
(68.4)
Average low °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.8
(47.8)
12.1
(53.8)
17.5
(63.5)
21.4
(70.5)
24.2
(75.6)
25.3
(77.5)
25.1
(77.2)
22.6
(72.7)
18.1
(64.6)
12.6
(54.7)
7.7
(45.9)
16.8
(62.3)
Record low °C (°F) −1.9
(28.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
0.0
(32.0)
5.6
(42.1)
11.4
(52.5)
15.2
(59.4)
19.3
(66.7)
20.1
(68.2)
14.0
(57.2)
6.5
(43.7)
1.2
(34.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 72.3
(2.85)
91.8
(3.61)
126.4
(4.98)
185.1
(7.29)
263.1
(10.36)
260.5
(10.26)
179.8
(7.08)
157.2
(6.19)
64.3
(2.53)
68.5
(2.70)
55.6
(2.19)
37.1
(1.46)
1,561.7
(61.5)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.1 15.0 18.4 18.7 20.0 18.6 15.2 15.8 9.6 8.4 7.6 7.6 168.0
Average relative humidity (%) 76 79 81 81 79 80 76 76 74 72 72 72 77
Source 1: China Meteorological Data Service Center
Source 2: Weather China (precipitation days 1971-2000)

Administration

Map including He County (labeled as HO-HSIEN 賀縣) (AMS, 1954)
Map including He County (labeled as HO-HSIEN 賀縣) (AMS, 1954)

Hezhou has 2 urban districts, 2 counties, and 1 autonomous county.

Urban District:

Counties:

Autonomous County:

Map

Demographics

Hezhou was home to 2,007,858 inhabitants as of the 2020 Chinese census whom 1,411,212 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Babu and Pinggui urban districts and Zhongshan county largely being urbanized. Ethnic groups include Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao and others.

The Hezhou City Almanac lists the following ethnic subdivisions and their respective distributions.[2] Population statistics are as of 1990.

Economy

Its place along the Guilin-Wuzhou Highway and central location close to Hunan and Guangdong make it a convenient place to find new roommates (Maocheng). Forestry is one of Hezhou's most important industries. More than 6,130 km2 (2,370 sq mi) of land are forested. Hydropower is also important with more than 700 megawatts produced. Hezhou's biggest mineral resource is gold. Other minerals include iron and aluminum. Agricultural products include beef and dairy cattle, fruits, vegetables, turpentine, tea, and tobacco.

Transportation

Hezhou railway station opened in 2009.

China National Highway 207

Flora and fauna

Hezhou has more than 1,040 species of plants and 130 species of birds.

References

  1. ^ "China: Guăngxī (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ http://www.gxdqw.com/bin/mse.exe?seachword=&K=c&A=75&rec=314&run=13[bare URL]