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Yingde
英德市
Yingtak
Yingde wenfengta.jpg
Location of Yingde within Guangdong (China).png
Yingde is located in Guangdong
Yingde
Yingde
Location of the city center in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°12′36″N 113°24′04″E / 24.21°N 113.401°E / 24.21; 113.401Coordinates: 24°12′36″N 113°24′04″E / 24.21°N 113.401°E / 24.21; 113.401
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityQingyuan
Area
 • Total5,627 km2 (2,173 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yingde (postal: Yingtak; Chinese: 英德; pinyin: Yīngdé) is a historical city in the north of Guangdong Province, China. The city is on the Bei River, a tributary of the Pearl River. Administratively, it is part of the Qingyuan prefecture-level city.

The principal varieties of Chinese spoken are Cantonese and Hakka. Mandarin is rarely spoken except in teaching.

It is famous for its Yingde Stone and Yingdehong tea. In 1963 the British royal family popularized Yingde's black tea worldwide after offering the tea to guests at the Queen's Banquet.[1] Yingde's tea history dates back to over 1,200 years ago. It is considered to be one of the top three places in the world to grow black tea.[2]

Climate

Climate data for Yingde (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.4
(81.3)
30.5
(86.9)
32.9
(91.2)
34.0
(93.2)
35.9
(96.6)
37.9
(100.2)
40.1
(104.2)
39.6
(103.3)
38.4
(101.1)
36.4
(97.5)
33.6
(92.5)
28.6
(83.5)
40.1
(104.2)
Average high °C (°F) 16.1
(61.0)
17.2
(63.0)
19.8
(67.6)
24.9
(76.8)
29.3
(84.7)
31.7
(89.1)
33.8
(92.8)
33.9
(93.0)
31.8
(89.2)
28.5
(83.3)
23.5
(74.3)
18.7
(65.7)
25.8
(78.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.3
(55.9)
16.1
(61.0)
21.2
(70.2)
25.1
(77.2)
27.5
(81.5)
29.0
(84.2)
28.9
(84.0)
27.0
(80.6)
23.5
(74.3)
18.3
(64.9)
13.3
(55.9)
21.2
(70.2)
Average low °C (°F) 8.5
(47.3)
10.6
(51.1)
13.5
(56.3)
18.5
(65.3)
22.2
(72.0)
24.7
(76.5)
25.8
(78.4)
25.6
(78.1)
23.7
(74.7)
19.9
(67.8)
14.5
(58.1)
9.6
(49.3)
18.1
(64.6)
Record low °C (°F) 0.4
(32.7)
1.2
(34.2)
1.0
(33.8)
7.3
(45.1)
13.6
(56.5)
17.5
(63.5)
21.2
(70.2)
22.5
(72.5)
15.4
(59.7)
9.1
(48.4)
3.5
(38.3)
−0.7
(30.7)
−0.7
(30.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 58.1
(2.29)
102.3
(4.03)
152.6
(6.01)
244.3
(9.62)
307.1
(12.09)
339.4
(13.36)
190.1
(7.48)
170.4
(6.71)
110.0
(4.33)
43.6
(1.72)
44.8
(1.76)
36.5
(1.44)
1,799.2
(70.84)
Average relative humidity (%) 72 77 81 82 80 81 78 78 75 70 69 68 76
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center
Ingtak pagoda, from Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672); Jean-Baptiste Le Carpentier (1606-ca. 1670): L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665
Ingtak pagoda, from Johan Nieuhof (1618-1672); Jean-Baptiste Le Carpentier (1606-ca. 1670): L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.thatsmags.com/prd/article/view/14007[dead link]
  2. ^ "Welcome to Qingyuan".