Yangzhong
扬中市
Yangzhong is located in Jiangsu
Yangzhong
Yangzhong
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°14′13″N 119°48′54″E / 32.237°N 119.815°E / 32.237; 119.815Coordinates: 32°14′13″N 119°48′54″E / 32.237°N 119.815°E / 32.237; 119.815[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityZhenjiang
Area
 • Total332 km2 (128 sq mi)
 • Land228 km2 (88 sq mi)
 • Water104 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 • Total343,900
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
212200

Yangzhong (simplified Chinese: 扬中; traditional Chinese: 揚中; pinyin: Yángzhōng; lit. 'Yang[tze] middle') is a county-level city under the administration of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China. It is the easternmost county-level division of Zhenjiang City.

History

There were only several smaller shoals in the area of present-day Yangzhong during the Eastern Jin. As time went on, they enlarged and merged into an elongated shoal by Tang dynasty, which was called Xiaozhou (小洲; literally: "Small shoal") in Song dynasty. It was renamed Xinzhou (新洲) and then Ximinzhou (細民洲) during Ming dynasty, and was designated Taipingzhou (太平洲) in Qing dynasty.

In 1904, the imperial court decided to establish a subprefecture named after Taiping. In 1911, it was promoted to a county. Since there is a namesake in Anhui. The county was renamed Yangzhong, the abbreviation of "揚子江中" which means "(the shoal is) in the Yangtze River".

Overview

Administrative divisions

In the present, Yangzhong City has 5 towns and 1 other.[2]

5 towns
  • Xinba (新坝镇)
  • Sanmao (三茅镇)
  • Youfang (油坊镇)
  • Baqiao (八桥镇)
  • Xilaiqiao (西来桥镇)
1 other

Geography

Climate data for Yangzhong (normal temperatures and precipitations: 1959−1985, extremes: 1959−1992)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.9
(67.8)
22.9
(73.2)
29.7
(85.5)
33.4
(92.1)
34.7
(94.5)
35.9
(96.6)
37.6
(99.7)
39.2
(102.6)
36.8
(98.2)
31.5
(88.7)
27.6
(81.7)
20.3
(68.5)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 6.3
(43.3)
7.9
(46.2)
12.8
(55.0)
19.0
(66.2)
24.4
(75.9)
28.2
(82.8)
31.3
(88.3)
31.4
(88.5)
26.6
(79.9)
21.7
(71.1)
15.3
(59.5)
8.9
(48.0)
19.5
(67.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.0
(35.6)
3.5
(38.3)
8.1
(46.6)
14.1
(57.4)
19.4
(66.9)
23.9
(75.0)
27.6
(81.7)
27.4
(81.3)
25.8
(78.4)
16.9
(62.4)
10.7
(51.3)
4.3
(39.7)
15.3
(59.6)
Average low °C (°F) −1.3
(29.7)
0.1
(32.2)
4.1
(39.4)
9.7
(49.5)
15.1
(59.2)
20.2
(68.4)
24.3
(75.7)
19.4
(66.9)
23.0
(73.4)
12.9
(55.2)
6.9
(44.4)
0.7
(33.3)
11.3
(52.3)
Record low °C (°F) −11.8
(10.8)
−10.7
(12.7)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.7
(38.7)
11.4
(52.5)
15.1
(59.2)
16.6
(61.9)
8.9
(48.0)
1.4
(34.5)
−4.7
(23.5)
−9.2
(15.4)
−11.8
(10.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 29.1
(1.15)
42.2
(1.66)
64.4
(2.54)
89.7
(3.53)
92.3
(3.63)
169.2
(6.66)
192.8
(7.59)
113.7
(4.48)
120.6
(4.75)
58.2
(2.29)
60.5
(2.38)
28.9
(1.14)
1,061.6
(41.8)
Source: Yangzhong County Chorography

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Yangzhong" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "镇江市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.