Pingxiang
凭祥市 · Bingzsiengz Si
Pingxiang is located in Guangxi
Pingxiang
Pingxiang
Location in Guangxi
Coordinates: 22°05′38″N 106°45′58″E / 22.094°N 106.766°E / 22.094; 106.766
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityChongzuo
Area
 • Total650 km2 (250 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Pingxiang, Guangxi
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese凭祥市
Traditional Chinese憑祥市
Vietnamese name
VietnameseThị xã Bằng Tường /
Bằng Tường thị
Hán-Nôm市社憑祥/憑祥市
Zhuang name
ZhuangBingzsiengz Si
1957 orthographyBiŋƨsieŋƨ Si

Pingxiang (凭祥市) is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Chongzuo, in the southwest of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China.

Situation

The city covers an area of 650 km2 (250 sq mi). It is bordered in the north by Longzhou County and in the east by Ningming County, both in Chongzuo, and in the south and west by Vietnam's Lạng Sơn Province.

National Route 322 comes through the city centre, as does the railway which continues on to Hanoi; a high-speed expressway, now also international, passes nearby.

Zhennan Pass, site of the Battle of Bang Bo during the Sino-French War, is now named the "Friendship Pass" and is considered the gateway to Vietnam.

There are also plans to build a high-speed railway from Nanning to the Vietnamese border.[1]

Administration

Demographics

Pingxiang has a population of approximately 106,400 (83.5% of the people belong to the Zhuang ethnic group, 2010).[2] Ethnic groups include Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao, Jing, and others.

Towns (Chinese: , zhen)

Transportation

Rail

Climate

Climate data for Pingxiang (1991–2014 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.2
(86.4)
36.1
(97.0)
35.4
(95.7)
38.6
(101.5)
40.0
(104.0)
37.7
(99.9)
37.8
(100.0)
37.1
(98.8)
36.7
(98.1)
34.6
(94.3)
33.4
(92.1)
30.8
(87.4)
40.0
(104.0)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 17.6
(63.7)
19.8
(67.6)
22.3
(72.1)
27.6
(81.7)
31.1
(88.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.8
(91.0)
32.5
(90.5)
31.3
(88.3)
28.7
(83.7)
24.9
(76.8)
20.4
(68.7)
26.8
(80.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.5
(56.3)
15.8
(60.4)
18.6
(65.5)
23.2
(73.8)
26.3
(79.3)
27.8
(82.0)
28.0
(82.4)
27.4
(81.3)
26.0
(78.8)
23.2
(73.8)
19.2
(66.6)
15.1
(59.2)
22.0
(71.6)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
13.0
(55.4)
16.0
(60.8)
20.2
(68.4)
22.9
(73.2)
24.6
(76.3)
24.8
(76.6)
24.3
(75.7)
22.8
(73.0)
19.8
(67.6)
15.6
(60.1)
11.7
(53.1)
18.9
(66.0)
Record low °C (°F) 1.2
(34.2)
2.6
(36.7)
3.3
(37.9)
9.6
(49.3)
14.1
(57.4)
15.5
(59.9)
19.1
(66.4)
21.6
(70.9)
15.5
(59.9)
9.1
(48.4)
3.5
(38.3)
0.1
(32.2)
0.1
(32.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.9
(1.33)
30.0
(1.18)
57.7
(2.27)
83.0
(3.27)
156.0
(6.14)
201.5
(7.93)
223.4
(8.80)
239.6
(9.43)
132.9
(5.23)
59.3
(2.33)
44.2
(1.74)
28.5
(1.12)
1,290
(50.77)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.7 11.9 15.1 12.7 14.0 17.3 17.0 17.6 11.5 7.2 6.5 7.5 150
Average relative humidity (%) 80 82 82 80 78 80 80 82 81 80 79 77 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 66.1 60.4 51.3 88.9 146.9 146.6 172.6 169.0 166.8 154.5 134.9 111.0 1,469
Percent possible sunshine 20 19 14 23 36 36 42 43 46 43 41 33 33
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "High-speed railway to boost trade". Retrieved 2011-02-19.
  2. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010/Chongzuo Statistics Bureau Archived 2013-06-20 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-07-21(in Chinese)
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.