Pengzhou
彭州市
Nickname: 
The Peony City (丹城)
Location of Pengzhou in Sichuan
Location of Pengzhou in Sichuan
Pengzhou is located in Sichuan
Pengzhou
Pengzhou
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°59′28″N 103°56′35″E / 30.991°N 103.943°E / 30.991; 103.943[1]
CountryChina
ProvinceSichuan
Sub-provincial cityChengdu
Municipal seatNo. 81, Jinpeng East Road, Tianpeng (天彭街道金彭东路81号)
Government
 • CPC Party SecretaryWang Fengjun (王锋君)
 • MayorJiang Ming (蒋明)
Area
 • Total1,420 km2 (550 sq mi)
Highest elevation
4,812 m (15,787 ft)
Population
 (2021)
 • Total795,900
 • Density537/km2 (1,390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
611930
Area code028
Chengdu district map
Subdivisions of Chengdu, Sichuan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
Core districts
1 Jinjiang
2 Qingyang
3 Jinniu
4 Wuhou
5 Chenghua
Suburbs
6 Longquanyi
7 Qingbaijiang
8 Xindu
9 Wenjiang
11 Shuangliu
12 Pidu
15 Xinjin
Satellite cities
16 Dujiangyan
17 Pengzhou
18 Qionglai
19 Chongzhou
20 Jianyang
Rural
10 Jintang Co.
13 Dayi Co.
14 Pujiang Co.
GDP (nominal) Total (2009)¥ 12.54 billion (US$1.838 billion)
GDP (nominal) Per Capita (2009)¥ 16,087 (US$2,357)
Websitewww.pengzhou.gov.cn

Pengzhou (Chinese: 彭州; pinyin: Péngzhōu), formerly Peng County or Pengxian, is a county-level city of Sichuan Province, Southwest China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Chengdu. There is an expressway that connects Pengzhou to Chengdu. It is bordered by the prefecture-level divisions of Deyang to the northeast and the Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture to the north.

It has an area of 1,420 km² (550 sq mi) and a population of 795,900 in 2021.[2] Pengzhou is one of the three national bases of peony plantation and one of the five national bases of vegetable plantation and merchandise. Pengzhou's industry varies from pharmaceutical to petrochemical. The oil refinery attracts a total investment of 38 billion yuan, considered to be the biggest single investment of Sichuan Province since 1949.[3] Like other regions around the area, Pengzhou was affected by the 2008 Sichuan earthquake.

History

The Pengzhou area is believed to have been inhabited since the Western Zhou period. Empress dowager Wu Zetian first set up Pengzhou in 686 AD (Tang dynasty). In 1337 AD, Hongwu Emperor (Ming dynasty) reduced Pengzhou to Pengxian, or Peng County (彭县; Péngxiàn). Peng County later became Pengzhou City in 1993.[4]

As of late, Pengzhou is still occasionally referred to as Pengxian, or Peng County, even in official publications.[5]

Administrative divisions

Pengzhou has 14 subdistricts and 9 towns:[6]

subdistricts
towns

Education

Sister cities

Climate

Climate data for Pengzhou, elevation 582 m (1,909 ft), (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
22.9
(73.2)
30.7
(87.3)
31.5
(88.7)
34.3
(93.7)
35.5
(95.9)
36.2
(97.2)
36.2
(97.2)
35.2
(95.4)
29.5
(85.1)
25.4
(77.7)
17.6
(63.7)
36.2
(97.2)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
11.9
(53.4)
16.6
(61.9)
22.3
(72.1)
26.2
(79.2)
28.1
(82.6)
30.0
(86.0)
29.8
(85.6)
25.6
(78.1)
20.5
(68.9)
15.8
(60.4)
10.4
(50.7)
20.5
(68.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.5
(41.9)
8.1
(46.6)
12.1
(53.8)
17.3
(63.1)
21.2
(70.2)
23.7
(74.7)
25.6
(78.1)
25.1
(77.2)
21.6
(70.9)
17.0
(62.6)
12.2
(54.0)
6.9
(44.4)
16.4
(61.5)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 2.8
(37.0)
5.1
(41.2)
8.7
(47.7)
13.3
(55.9)
17.2
(63.0)
20.3
(68.5)
22.1
(71.8)
21.7
(71.1)
18.9
(66.0)
14.6
(58.3)
9.6
(49.3)
4.2
(39.6)
13.2
(55.8)
Record low °C (°F) −4.5
(23.9)
−3.5
(25.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
3.2
(37.8)
6.3
(43.3)
13.9
(57.0)
15.7
(60.3)
15.9
(60.6)
12.4
(54.3)
2.8
(37.0)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.6
(23.7)
−4.6
(23.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.0
(0.28)
9.6
(0.38)
23.4
(0.92)
47.6
(1.87)
69.3
(2.73)
106.5
(4.19)
212.2
(8.35)
226.8
(8.93)
118.0
(4.65)
44.0
(1.73)
15.5
(0.61)
5.5
(0.22)
885.4
(34.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.9 7.7 11.8 13.1 14.4 15.4 15.6 15.4 16.5 15.4 7.9 5.5 145.6
Average snowy days 1.5 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 2.4
Average relative humidity (%) 78 75 74 73 71 77 81 80 81 82 79 79 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 59.2 58.7 86.3 116.5 122.6 112.3 131.4 140.6 70.3 55.3 63.1 59.8 1,076.1
Percent possible sunshine 18 19 23 30 29 26 31 35 19 16 20 19 24
Source: China Meteorological Administration[8][9]

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Pengzhou" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "2021年成都市彭州市国民经济和社会发展统计公报". 彭州市人民政府门户网站 (in Chinese). 2022-06-29.
  3. ^ (in Chinese)Pengzhou Official Website.
  4. ^ 牡丹花城市——彭州市. china.com.cn (in Simplified Chinese). 2008-05-17.
  5. ^ 2008年5月12日四川汶川8.0级地震4级以上余震目录 (in Simplified Chinese). 中国地震信息网. 2008-06-21. Archived from the original on 2008-06-21. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
  6. ^ 2023年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:彭州市 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  7. ^ Negeri, Satukan. "Pemkot Mataram Siap Lanjutkan Kerja Sama 'Sister City' dengan Pengzhou". Satukan Negeri (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2024-06-08.
  8. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  9. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 13 April 2023.