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Shengzhou
嵊州市
Shengzhou is located in Zhejiang
Shengzhou
Shengzhou
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 29°36′N 120°49′E / 29.600°N 120.817°E / 29.600; 120.817
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityShaoxing
Area
 • County-level city1,789.07 km2 (690.76 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,789.07 km2 (690.76 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,002.06 km2 (1,159.10 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census[1])
 • County-level city675,226
 • Metro
1,094,262
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Shengzhou (Chinese: 嵊州; pinyin: Shèngzhōu), formerly Shengxian or Sheng County, is a county-level city in central Zhejiang, south of the Hangzhou Bay, and is the south-eastern part of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the provincial capital of Hangzhou through the Hangzhou-Ningbo, Shangyu-Sanmen Expressway. As of the 2020 census, its population was 675,226, but 1,094,262 lived in the built-up area made of Shengzhou City and Xinchang County largely being conurbated.[2]

Economy

The city is the national and international top producer of ties.[3]

Art

Shengzhou is the origin of the Yue opera, the second most popular Chinese opera.

Administrative divisions

As of 2020, Shengzhou is divided into 4 Subdistricts, 10 Towns and 1 Township.[4]

Subdistricts

Towns (镇, zhen)

Township (乡, xiang)

Climate

Climate data for Shengzhou (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
28.9
(84.0)
33.0
(91.4)
34.8
(94.6)
36.6
(97.9)
37.8
(100.0)
41.2
(106.2)
40.8
(105.4)
38.7
(101.7)
35.9
(96.6)
31.8
(89.2)
25.7
(78.3)
41.2
(106.2)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 9.3
(48.7)
12.0
(53.6)
16.4
(61.5)
22.6
(72.7)
27.0
(80.6)
29.4
(84.9)
34.2
(93.6)
33.4
(92.1)
28.8
(83.8)
23.8
(74.8)
18.2
(64.8)
11.9
(53.4)
22.3
(72.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
7.1
(44.8)
11.1
(52.0)
16.8
(62.2)
21.6
(70.9)
24.8
(76.6)
28.9
(84.0)
28.2
(82.8)
24.0
(75.2)
18.7
(65.7)
13.2
(55.8)
7.2
(45.0)
17.2
(63.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 1.9
(35.4)
3.6
(38.5)
7.2
(45.0)
12.4
(54.3)
17.4
(63.3)
21.4
(70.5)
25.0
(77.0)
24.6
(76.3)
20.6
(69.1)
14.9
(58.8)
9.4
(48.9)
3.6
(38.5)
13.5
(56.3)
Record low °C (°F) −7.6
(18.3)
−6.3
(20.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
0.1
(32.2)
7.9
(46.2)
11.4
(52.5)
18.1
(64.6)
17.9
(64.2)
11.8
(53.2)
2.3
(36.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
−9.5
(14.9)
−9.5
(14.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.2
(2.92)
75.9
(2.99)
128.3
(5.05)
119.1
(4.69)
125.5
(4.94)
247.2
(9.73)
124.4
(4.90)
168.6
(6.64)
110.1
(4.33)
56.1
(2.21)
68.4
(2.69)
57.3
(2.26)
1,355.1
(53.35)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12.6 12.0 15.6 14.8 14.2 16.9 11.4 14.4 11.9 7.8 10.6 10.2 152.4
Average snowy days 4.2 3.1 1.0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.6 10.1
Average relative humidity (%) 76 74 73 71 73 81 74 77 79 76 77 74 75
Mean monthly sunshine hours 97.8 100.3 119.6 144.8 156.2 125.5 221.7 203.7 150.9 149.7 115.3 111.2 1,696.7
Percent possible sunshine 30 32 32 37 37 30 52 50 41 43 36 35 38
Source: China Meteorological Administration[5][6]

Transportation

Food

Shengzhou is famous for its variety of local snacks and southeast China style dishes. Examples include: Xiaolongbao (小笼包), Doufubao (豆腐包), Youtiao, and Shengzhou Chaoniangao (嵊州炒年糕).

References

  1. ^ "China: Zhèjiāng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ "China: Zhèjiāng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  3. ^ "Tough Times in Tie City | China International Business". Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
  4. ^ "2020年统计用区划代码".
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.
  6. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 June 2023.