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Ningguo
宁国市
Ningkwo
Ningguo in 2006
Ningguo in 2006
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityXuancheng
Area
 • Total2,487 km2 (960 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total399,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
242300

Ningguo (simplified Chinese: 宁国市; traditional Chinese: 寧國市; pinyin: Níngguó Shì) is a county-level city in the southeast of Anhui province, People's Republic of China, under the administration of Xuancheng City and bordering Zhejiang province to the south and east. It has a population of 380,000 and an area of 2,447 km2 (945 sq mi).

Ningguo has jurisdiction over eleven towns, seventeen townships, and one ethnic township.

History

The name Ningguo is named from "Yi-QianGau" . It is written, "首出庶物,万国咸宁". Ningguo was founded in 208 CE during the Eastern Han Dynasty. Sun Quan divided the southern part of Wanling County into Ningguo and Huaian County.

On April 23, 1949, Ningguo County was occupied by the People's Liberation Army , and in May it was assigned to Xuancheng Prefecture. It became part of Huizhou Prefecture in January 1952, Wuhu Prefecture in February 1956, Huizhou Prefecture again in March 1961, and finally Xuancheng Prefecture in January 1980.

Climate

Climate data for Ningguo (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8.4
(47.1)
10.8
(51.4)
15.5
(59.9)
22.0
(71.6)
27.0
(80.6)
29.5
(85.1)
33.3
(91.9)
32.4
(90.3)
28.0
(82.4)
23.1
(73.6)
17.1
(62.8)
11.2
(52.2)
21.5
(70.7)
Average low °C (°F) −0.6
(30.9)
1.6
(34.9)
5.3
(41.5)
10.9
(51.6)
16.0
(60.8)
20.3
(68.5)
23.7
(74.7)
23.2
(73.8)
18.9
(66.0)
12.7
(54.9)
6.2
(43.2)
0.7
(33.3)
11.6
(52.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 72.4
(2.85)
80.5
(3.17)
136.9
(5.39)
125.7
(4.95)
142.3
(5.60)
242.5
(9.55)
207.2
(8.16)
169.4
(6.67)
107.7
(4.24)
76.3
(3.00)
68.3
(2.69)
44.4
(1.75)
1,473.6
(58.02)
Source: National Meteorological Center of CMA[1]

Administrative divisions

Ningguo City is divided to 6 Subdistricts, 8 towns and 5 townships.[2]

Subdistricts
  • Xijin Subdistrict (西津街道)
  • Heli Subdistrict (河沥街道)
  • Nanshan Subdistrict (南山街道)
  • Wangxi Subdistrict (汪溪街道)
  • Zhufeng Subdistrict (竹峰街道)
  • Tianhu Subdistrict (天湖街道)
Towns
  • Zhongxi (中溪镇)
  • Gangkou (港口镇)
  • Ningdun (宁墩镇)
  • Xiaxi (霞西镇)
  • Xianxia (仙霞镇)
  • Meilin (梅林镇)
  • Jialu (甲路镇)
  • Hule (胡乐镇)
Townships
  • Yunti Township (云梯乡)
  • Nanji Township (南极乡)
  • Wanjia Township (万家乡)
  • Qinglong Township (青龙乡)
  • Fantang Township (方塘乡)

Transportation

Rail

Ningguo is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

References

  1. ^ "宁国-天气预报". China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-08-24.
  2. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

Coordinates: 30°37′36″N 118°59′10″E / 30.62667°N 118.98611°E / 30.62667; 118.98611