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Yingde
英德市
Yingtak
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; 113.401
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 (1991–2020 normals, extremes 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)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 16.1
(61.0)
18.0
(64.4)
20.3
(68.5)
25.4
(77.7)
29.6
(85.3)
32.0
(89.6)
33.8
(92.8)
33.8
(92.8)
31.9
(89.4)
28.5
(83.3)
23.8
(74.8)
18.4
(65.1)
26.0
(78.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
13.9
(57.0)
16.6
(61.9)
21.6
(70.9)
25.4
(77.7)
27.7
(81.9)
29.1
(84.4)
28.9
(84.0)
27.2
(81.0)
23.6
(74.5)
18.7
(65.7)
13.5
(56.3)
21.5
(70.7)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
11.0
(51.8)
13.9
(57.0)
18.7
(65.7)
22.5
(72.5)
24.9
(76.8)
25.9
(78.6)
25.7
(78.3)
23.9
(75.0)
20.0
(68.0)
15.1
(59.2)
10.2
(50.4)
18.4
(65.1)
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) 65.2
(2.57)
75.3
(2.96)
163.3
(6.43)
233.7
(9.20)
328.2
(12.92)
377.6
(14.87)
220.5
(8.68)
181.2
(7.13)
113.7
(4.48)
41.7
(1.64)
55.2
(2.17)
49.4
(1.94)
1,905
(74.99)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.7 11.7 18.2 17.4 18.8 19.8 16.6 15.9 10.4 5.5 6.9 6.9 157.8
Average snowy days 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Average relative humidity (%) 72 75 81 81 80 81 77 77 75 69 70 69 76
Mean monthly sunshine hours 107.6 83.2 67.8 83.7 125.3 152.6 218.6 213.9 201.6 201.9 168.3 150.9 1,775.4
Percent possible sunshine 32 26 18 22 30 38 53 54 55 57 52 46 40
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]
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".
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.