Qingtian
青田县
Tsingtien
Hecheng (seat of Qingtian), from the north-west, in 2011
Hecheng (seat of Qingtian), from the north-west, in 2011
Nickname: 
Little Europe (小欧洲)
Qingtian is located in Zhejiang
Qingtian
Qingtian
Location of the seat in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 28°8′3″N 120°17′27″E / 28.13417°N 120.29083°E / 28.13417; 120.29083 28°07′23″N 120°16′59″E / 28.123°N 120.283°E / 28.123; 120.283
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityLishui
Area
 • County2,493 km2 (963 sq mi)
Population
 (2022)
 • County568,800
 • Urban
168,500
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
323900
Area code0578
Websitehttps://www.qingtian.gov.cn/

Qingtian (Chinese: 青田; pinyin: Qīngtián; Wade–Giles: Ch'ing-t'ien; lit. 'azure field'), is a county in southeastern Zhejiang Province, on the middle-lower reaches of the Ou River which flows 388 kilometers (241 mi) before finally reaching the city of Wenzhou and emptying into the East China Sea. Around 80% of all the Chinese people living in Spain comes from this small area. The county is known from AD 711 on and was named for its rich rice paddy fields. Subtropical monsoon climate: annual average temperature 18.3 °C (64.9 °F), annual rainfall 1,747 mm (68.8 in). Hilly territory with many ravines. Its capital is Hecheng, also known as Qingtian City. The inhabitants speak Wenzhounese and Qingtianese, both Wu dialects.

The area is well known by its traditional stonecarving industry, that has been defined as "embroidery on stone" since the Northern and Southern dynasties period at least.[1][2]

Administrative divisions

Towns:[3]

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Qingtian (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.7
(80.1)
30.6
(87.1)
32.5
(90.5)
35.3
(95.5)
39.3
(102.7)
39.4
(102.9)
41.9
(107.4)
40.6
(105.1)
40.1
(104.2)
36.7
(98.1)
31.7
(89.1)
26.4
(79.5)
41.9
(107.4)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 12.8
(55.0)
14.9
(58.8)
18.2
(64.8)
23.6
(74.5)
27.7
(81.9)
30.5
(86.9)
34.4
(93.9)
33.9
(93.0)
30.3
(86.5)
26.0
(78.8)
20.7
(69.3)
15.3
(59.5)
24.0
(75.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
9.9
(49.8)
13.0
(55.4)
18.1
(64.6)
22.5
(72.5)
25.7
(78.3)
29.0
(84.2)
28.6
(83.5)
25.6
(78.1)
20.9
(69.6)
15.8
(60.4)
10.3
(50.5)
19.0
(66.2)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 5.3
(41.5)
6.6
(43.9)
9.6
(49.3)
14.3
(57.7)
19.0
(66.2)
22.6
(72.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
22.3
(72.1)
17.3
(63.1)
12.5
(54.5)
6.9
(44.4)
15.6
(60.0)
Record low °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−3.7
(25.3)
−2.7
(27.1)
3.4
(38.1)
10.2
(50.4)
13.3
(55.9)
19.1
(66.4)
19.9
(67.8)
14.1
(57.4)
6.5
(43.7)
0.6
(33.1)
−4.1
(24.6)
−4.1
(24.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.9
(2.24)
76.2
(3.00)
142.5
(5.61)
142.4
(5.61)
167.7
(6.60)
283.7
(11.17)
207.2
(8.16)
266.4
(10.49)
185.8
(7.31)
81.6
(3.21)
65.8
(2.59)
53.6
(2.11)
1,729.8
(68.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.8 12.4 16.6 16.2 17.0 19.0 14.5 16.5 12.9 7.9 9.9 9.3 164
Average snowy days 1.5 1.4 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 3.7
Average relative humidity (%) 71 73 74 74 76 80 76 76 75 71 74 70 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 97.2 97.1 107.4 128.7 132.7 116.8 203.4 189.5 152.3 156.7 115.1 118.6 1,615.5
Percent possible sunshine 30 31 29 33 32 28 48 47 42 44 36 37 36
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]

Transportation

Qingtian is served by the Jinhua–Wenzhou high-speed railway.

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ ""Embroidery on stone": Qingtian stone carving in east China". Xinhuanet. 21 November 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  2. ^ "Qingtian Stone Carving". chinaculture.org. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  3. ^ "丽水市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.