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Liyang
溧阳市
Nanshan bamboo forest
Nanshan bamboo forest
Liyang is located in Jiangsu
Liyang
Liyang
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°25′50″N 119°28′44″E / 31.4306°N 119.4788°E / 31.4306; 119.4788
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityChangzhou
Area
 (2018)[1]
 • County-level city1,535.87 km2 (593.00 sq mi)
 • Urban
80 km2 (30 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • County-level city762,500
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
 (2018)[2]
590,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal Code
213300

Liyang (simplified Chinese: 溧阳; traditional Chinese: 溧陽; pinyin: Lìyáng) is a county-level city under the administration of Changzhou in the Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2011, it had a population of about 781,500. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Wuxi to the east, Xuancheng (Anhui) to the south, and Nanjing to the west.

Administration

In August 1990, the PRC State Council approved the upgrade of Liyang from a county to a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Changzhou.

At present, Liyang City has 10 towns.[3]

10 towns
  • Licheng (溧城镇)
  • Daitou (埭头镇)
  • Shanghuang (上黄镇)
  • Daibu (戴埠镇)
  • Tianmuhu (天目湖镇)
  • Bieqiao (别桥镇)
  • Shangxing (上兴镇)
  • Zhuze (竹箦镇)
  • Nandu (南渡镇)
  • Shezhu (社渚镇)

Geography

Liyang has a total area of 1,535.87 square kilometres (593.00 sq mi). Liyang resides at the boundary of Jiangsu and Anhui provinces and is part of the Yangtze River Delta.

Climate

Climate data for Liyang (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.5
(70.7)
28.4
(83.1)
30.6
(87.1)
35.7
(96.3)
36.6
(97.9)
37.5
(99.5)
39.0
(102.2)
39.8
(103.6)
38.3
(100.9)
33.8
(92.8)
29.5
(85.1)
23.2
(73.8)
39.8
(103.6)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
10.1
(50.2)
14.9
(58.8)
21.2
(70.2)
26.5
(79.7)
29.1
(84.4)
32.9
(91.2)
32.3
(90.1)
28.0
(82.4)
22.8
(73.0)
16.8
(62.2)
10.2
(50.4)
21.0
(69.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
5.8
(42.4)
10.1
(50.2)
16.1
(61.0)
21.5
(70.7)
25.0
(77.0)
28.8
(83.8)
28.2
(82.8)
23.8
(74.8)
18.1
(64.6)
12.0
(53.6)
5.8
(42.4)
16.6
(61.8)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
2.4
(36.3)
6.4
(43.5)
11.8
(53.2)
17.3
(63.1)
21.6
(70.9)
25.4
(77.7)
25.1
(77.2)
20.6
(69.1)
14.4
(57.9)
8.3
(46.9)
2.4
(36.3)
13.0
(55.4)
Record low °C (°F) −13.7
(7.3)
−8.8
(16.2)
−4.0
(24.8)
0.6
(33.1)
7.7
(45.9)
12.5
(54.5)
18.6
(65.5)
17.2
(63.0)
10.8
(51.4)
1.9
(35.4)
−3.8
(25.2)
−10.7
(12.7)
−13.7
(7.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 70.0
(2.76)
66.8
(2.63)
93.5
(3.68)
91.5
(3.60)
105.5
(4.15)
193.6
(7.62)
192.4
(7.57)
134.3
(5.29)
91.5
(3.60)
58.2
(2.29)
57.5
(2.26)
44.0
(1.73)
1,198.8
(47.18)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.0 10.6 11.9 11.4 11.7 13.0 12.4 12.5 9.1 8.3 9.5 8.1 129.5
Average snowy days 3.2 2.1 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 0.9 7.2
Average relative humidity (%) 77 76 74 72 72 78 78 80 80 77 77 75 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 115.2 114.5 139.0 164.7 177.9 140.4 194.9 191.1 159.7 161.8 135.8 129.9 1,824.9
Percent possible sunshine 36 36 37 42 42 33 45 47 44 46 43 42 41
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]

Transportation

The Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway crosses Liyang. As of 2020, over 80 passenger trains make daily stops at Liyang Railway Station, which is located 5 kilometres south of downtown Liyang. The shortest commute time to major cities nearby by train is 26 minutes for Nanjing and 53 minutes for Hangzhou. There are also direct connections to other major Chinese cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Tianjin, Qingdao, Wuhan, Changsha, and Kunming.

National highways G25 and G4011 cross Liyang.

The nearest major airport is Nanjing Lukou International Airport, roughly one hour by car away.

Language

The dialect spoken by most people in Liyang is a Northern Wu dialect closely related to that of Changzhou, while others speak Standard Mandarin or Jianghuai Mandarin.

Sights

Tian Mu Lake inside Liyang, is a popular tourist area featuring the lake, resorts, and famous fish head soup. Nanshan Zhuhai is another tourist site with great views of bamboo trees all over the hills. It is also an artificial lake.

Education

Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics has a campus in Liyang for its School of Civil Aviation and School of General Aviation.

Notable people

Sister cities

References

  1. ^ Cox, W (2018). Demographia World Urban Areas. 14th Annual Edition (PDF). St. Louis: Demographia. p. 22.
  2. ^ Cox, W (2018). Demographia World Urban Areas. 14th Annual Edition (PDF). St. Louis: Demographia. p. 22.
  3. ^ "常州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  6. ^ Hamilton, Clive; Ohlberg, Mareike (September 3, 2020). "Political elites on the periphery". Hidden Hand: Exposing How the Chinese Communist Party is Reshaping the World. Simon and Schuster. pp. 93. ISBN 978-1-78607-784-4. OCLC 1150166864.