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Mianzhu
绵竹市
Location of Mianzhu City (red) within Deyang City (yellow) and Sichuan province
Location of Mianzhu City (red) within Deyang City (yellow) and Sichuan province
Mianzhu is located in Sichuan
Mianzhu
Mianzhu
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 31°20′0″N 104°12′0″E / 31.33333°N 104.20000°E / 31.33333; 104.20000Coordinates: 31°20′0″N 104°12′0″E / 31.33333°N 104.20000°E / 31.33333; 104.20000
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Prefecture-level cityDeyang
City seatJiannan (剑南镇)
Area
 • Total1,245 km2 (481 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total510,000
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
618200
Area code(s)0838
Websitehttp://www.mianzhu.gov.cn/

Mianzhu (simplified Chinese: 绵竹; traditional Chinese: 綿竹; pinyin: Miánzhú; Wade–Giles: Mienchu) is a county-level city of Deyang, Sichuan province in Southwest China.

It has an area of 1,245 square kilometers (481 sq mi) and a population of 510,000 in 2004.[1] The city was heavily damaged during the 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Fuxin No. two Primary School collapsed.[2]

Administrative divisions

Map including Mianzhu (labeled as MIEN-CHU (walled) 綿竹) (AMS, 1958)
Map including Mianzhu (labeled as MIEN-CHU (walled) 綿竹) (AMS, 1958)

Mianzhu has 19 towns and two townships:

Towns

Townships

Economic

Mianzhu is a symbolic place presenting the south-west cities which produce special products, such as the peal from Jiulong Mountain, a branch of Longmen Mountain. One of the most well-known wines around the country, even the world, is Jian Nan Chun, s kind of traditionally Chinese spirit with a history of 500 years. The quote of this company is "what you drink today is what was the Tang Dynasty Palace spirit". The value of JNC' products was at least above three million RMB each year. After 2008, in which year the big earthquake happened,the amount have been decreasing to 80 billion since numerous fundamental spirit used to season the taste was lost. Except this famous spirit factory, a dozen of relative smaller companies still work well, Jin Qi FU included.

Culture

Mianzhu New Year Painting is one of the four greatest New Year Paintings in China. Putting New Year Paintings on the front doors of a house is one of many traditional ways to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival in many parts of China. In one such painting, the artists use water colors to draw figures like Fu Wa, wishing the little boy could bring fortune and good luck to the entire family in the coming year. Recently, some New Year Painting workshops in Mianzhu are opened to the visitors and general public so that they could have a closer look at the entire process of how artists are actually making the New Year Painting.

Lingguan Tower blaze

Lingguan Tower complex of Nine Dragons Monastery in Jiulong town, the tallest pre-modern then standing wooden pagoda structure,[3] was a 16-story gold covered pagoda from the Ming Dynasty that burned down on Dec 11, 2017. It was being renovated after the 2008 earthquake damaged it.[4]

Sports

The Mianzhu Sports Centre Stadium is located in Mianzhu. It has a capacity of 10,000 and it is used mostly for association football.

Climate

Climate data for Mianzhu (1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
20.8
(69.4)
29.6
(85.3)
31.7
(89.1)
35.2
(95.4)
34.3
(93.7)
36.2
(97.2)
35.9
(96.6)
34.9
(94.8)
28.5
(83.3)
25.7
(78.3)
19.8
(67.6)
36.2
(97.2)
Average high °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
10.9
(51.6)
15.2
(59.4)
20.9
(69.6)
25.6
(78.1)
27.5
(81.5)
29.2
(84.6)
28.8
(83.8)
24.9
(76.8)
19.9
(67.8)
15.3
(59.5)
9.8
(49.6)
19.7
(67.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
7.6
(45.7)
11.3
(52.3)
16.4
(61.5)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
25.3
(77.5)
24.7
(76.5)
21.3
(70.3)
16.7
(62.1)
15.3
(59.5)
9.8
(49.6)
16.5
(61.7)
Average low °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
4.9
(40.8)
8.0
(46.4)
12.7
(54.9)
17.0
(62.6)
20.2
(68.4)
22.0
(71.6)
21.4
(70.5)
18.6
(65.5)
14.3
(57.7)
12.0
(53.6)
4.1
(39.4)
13.2
(55.7)
Record low °C (°F) −4.7
(23.5)
−4.0
(24.8)
−2.9
(26.8)
3.9
(39.0)
7.5
(45.5)
14.3
(57.7)
16.0
(60.8)
16.2
(61.2)
12.4
(54.3)
3.3
(37.9)
1.4
(34.5)
−6.2
(20.8)
−6.2
(20.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.0
(0.39)
14.3
(0.56)
23.2
(0.91)
44.7
(1.76)
74.2
(2.92)
105.8
(4.17)
229.4
(9.03)
241.2
(9.50)
150.1
(5.91)
52.4
(2.06)
17.4
(0.69)
5.8
(0.23)
968.5
(38.13)
Average relative humidity (%) 79 78 77 75 72 78 82 83 83 82 79 80 79
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[5]

References

  1. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Mianzhu Archived 2008-05-18 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "School Collapse Furor Gives Rise to Contrition." The Washington Post.
  3. ^ Mehta, Ankita (2017-12-12). "Before and after photos: Asia's tallest wooden pagoda reduced to rubble after fire engulfs holy site [VIDEO]". IBTimes India. Retrieved 2022-02-18.
  4. ^ "16-storey wooden pagoda in Sichuan destroyed by fire: Reports". CNA.
  5. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.