Mingguang
明光市
Mingkwang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityChuzhou
Area
 • Total2,335 km2 (902 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total645,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
239400

Mingguang (Chinese: 明光; pinyin: Míngguāng), formerly Jiashan County (嘉山县; Jiāshān Xiàn), is a county-level city in the northeast of Anhui Province, China, bordering Jiangsu province to the northeast and east. It is under the administration of Chuzhou city.

Geography

Mingguang City is on the north-eastern edge of Anhui Province. The Huai River forms part of its northeast border. Bordering county-level divisions are Lai'an County to the southeast, Nanqiao District to the south, Dingyuan County to the southwest, Fengyang County to the west, Wuhe County to the northwest, and, in Jiangsu, Sihong and Xuyi counties.

Climate

Mingguang City lies on the Northern Subtropical Zone. The average temperature of Mingguang City for the whole year is 15 °C. The average annual rainfall is 934.1 mm (36.78 in).

Administrative divisions

Nowadays, Longzihu District is divided to 6 subdistricts, 12 towns and 1 township.[1]

Location of Chuzhou in the province
Location of Chuzhou in the province
4 Subdistricts
  • Mingdong (明东街道)
  • Mingnan (明南街道)
  • Mingxi (明西街道)
  • Mingguang (明光街道)
12 Towns
  • Jianxi (涧溪镇)
  • Guandian (管店镇)
  • Nüshanhu (女山湖镇)
  • Zilaiqiao (自来桥镇)
  • Sanjie (三界镇)
  • Shiba (石坝镇)
  • Suxiang (苏巷镇)
  • Zhangbaling (张八岭镇)
  • Qiaotou (桥头镇)
  • Gupei (古沛镇)
  • Pancun (潘村镇)
  • Liuxiang (柳巷镇)
1 Township

Demographics

Most of the people living in Mingguang City are Han people. According to 2015 data, Mingguang has a total population of 655,000.

Economy

Mingguang's economy relies much on agriculture and its appendages.

Notable people

Wang Daohan (汪道涵) Zu Hai (祖海)-actress Jiang Daoping (蒋道平)-revolutionary,

Tourism

Nv Shan Geographic Park (女山地质公园)

Education

According to 2016 data, Mingguang City has a total of 187 schools, including elementary schools, secondary schools, and places for higher learning.

References

  1. ^ "滁州市-行政区划王" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

Coordinates: 32°47′N 117°58′E / 32.783°N 117.967°E / 32.783; 117.967