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Pingyang
平阳县
Location of Pingyang in Wenzhou
Location of Pingyang in Wenzhou
Pingyang is located in Zhejiang
Pingyang
Pingyang
Location of the seat in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 27°39′43″N 120°33′57″E / 27.6619°N 120.5658°E / 27.6619; 120.5658
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityWenzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Pingyang County (simplified Chinese: 平阳县; traditional Chinese: 平陽縣; pinyin: Píngyáng Xiàn, Wenzhounese:ben yi) is a county in the prefecture-level city of Wenzhou, located along the southern coast of Zhejiang province, China. There are two main cities with many surrounding villages in Pingyang. The two main settlements are called Aojiang [zh] and Kunyang (Kunyang is commonly called Pingyang, however Pingyang is also the name of the county). Aojiang is located ten minutes outside of Kunyang and the various villages and area's that are also classified as part of Pingyang county extend for about a 1-hour radius.

Administrative divisions

Towns:[1]

The only township is Qingjie She Ethnic Township (青街畲族乡). Pingyang county also administrates the popular local tourist destination, Nanji Island (南麂岛).

Climate

Climate data for Pingyang (1991–2012 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.2
(73.8)
27.5
(81.5)
30.8
(87.4)
32.7
(90.9)
35.7
(96.3)
38.5
(101.3)
40.4
(104.7)
37.5
(99.5)
36.4
(97.5)
32.6
(90.7)
29.0
(84.2)
25.3
(77.5)
40.4
(104.7)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
13.1
(55.6)
15.9
(60.6)
21.0
(69.8)
25.3
(77.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.7
(90.9)
32.0
(89.6)
28.8
(83.8)
24.8
(76.6)
20.2
(68.4)
15.1
(59.2)
22.5
(72.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
9.2
(48.6)
11.9
(53.4)
16.8
(62.2)
21.4
(70.5)
25.2
(77.4)
28.7
(83.7)
28.4
(83.1)
25.2
(77.4)
20.5
(68.9)
15.8
(60.4)
10.7
(51.3)
18.5
(65.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
6.3
(43.3)
9.1
(48.4)
13.8
(56.8)
18.5
(65.3)
22.4
(72.3)
25.4
(77.7)
25.4
(77.7)
22.2
(72.0)
16.9
(62.4)
12.3
(54.1)
7.4
(45.3)
15.4
(59.7)
Record low °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−2.7
(27.1)
−1.9
(28.6)
4.3
(39.7)
10.0
(50.0)
13.4
(56.1)
17.7
(63.9)
20.2
(68.4)
13.7
(56.7)
6.0
(42.8)
0.1
(32.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
−4.1
(24.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68.0
(2.68)
86.9
(3.42)
147.9
(5.82)
140.1
(5.52)
184.6
(7.27)
268.3
(10.56)
198.5
(7.81)
272.8
(10.74)
197.6
(7.78)
85.8
(3.38)
80.8
(3.18)
60.4
(2.38)
1,791.7
(70.54)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.7 14.0 18.4 16.9 17.1 17.7 12.9 15.6 13.1 8.5 10.1 11.0 169
Average snowy days 1.2 0.8 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 2.6
Average relative humidity (%) 78 80 81 81 83 85 80 81 81 78 78 76 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104.8 100.0 107.2 130.3 140.5 140.0 240.8 220.3 178.4 176.0 131.4 127.7 1,797.4
Percent possible sunshine 32 31 29 34 34 34 57 55 49 50 41 40 41
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

Religious Persecution

Pingyang made international headlines in March 2017 when local Christian pastor, Huang Yizi was jailed for a year for protesting at the enforced removal of a cross from Pingyang's Salvation church. 50 people were arrested during the protest.[4]

References

  1. ^ "温州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  4. ^ "Christian Pastor in China Gets One-Year Prison Term in Battle Over Crosses - 纽约时报中文网 国际纵览". cn.nytimes.com. Archived from the original on 2015-04-01.