Yizhou
  • 宜州区
  • Yizcouh Gih
Yizhou City
Yizhou City
Coordinates: 24°28′N 108°35′E / 24.467°N 108.583°E / 24.467; 108.583Coordinates: 24°28′N 108°35′E / 24.467°N 108.583°E / 24.467; 108.583
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityHechi
Township-level divisions
  • 7 towns
  • 7 townships
  • 2 ethnic townships
SeatQingyuan
Area
 • Total3,869 km2 (1,494 sq mi)
Elevation
153 m (502 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total610,000
 • Density160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
546300

Yizhou (Chinese: 宜州; pinyin: Yízhōu), formerly Yishan County (宜山县), is a district under the administration of Hechi City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Yizhou is located in the northwest of Guangxi on the Long River in an area noted for its magnificent karst formations. The limestone karst formations dot the district and surrounding country and several rivers cut through the landscape.[citation needed] The district of Yizhou has several hundred thousand inhabitants. The surrounding countryside is home to a number of ethnic Zhuang villages. The economy is centered on sugar production, with a British-Chinese jointly run sugar processing plant nearby. The countryside surrounding Yizhou is similar in appearance to the tourist Mecca Yangshuo, located in the east of Guangxi. While Yizhou has a convenient tourist infrastructure, foreign tourists are sparse.

A notable person from Yizhou is the Song Dynasty singer Liu Sanjie 刘三姐, renowned for her voice.[citation needed] The people of Yizhou believe that Liu was born there and a statue of her is in the district center.

In 2002 a riot struck the district. The Yizhou riots involved violence between the police and local farmers.[1]

In Shangai, the Yishan Road and Yishan light rail station are named after the district.

On 26 August 2008 an explosion at a chemical plant killed 20 people and injured many more. 11,000 were evacuated from their homes.[2]

Administrative divisions

Yizhou administers 7 towns, 7 townships, and 2 ethnic townships:[3]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Yizhou (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
33.0
(91.4)
34.7
(94.5)
36.1
(97.0)
37.2
(99.0)
37.4
(99.3)
38.8
(101.8)
38.5
(101.3)
37.7
(99.9)
35.8
(96.4)
32.8
(91.0)
30.5
(86.9)
38.8
(101.8)
Average high °C (°F) 13.9
(57.0)
15.7
(60.3)
19.2
(66.6)
24.9
(76.8)
29.0
(84.2)
31.4
(88.5)
33.1
(91.6)
33.3
(91.9)
31.4
(88.5)
27.3
(81.1)
22.4
(72.3)
17.4
(63.3)
24.9
(76.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.0
(53.6)
15.4
(59.7)
20.7
(69.3)
24.6
(76.3)
27.1
(80.8)
28.3
(82.9)
28.3
(82.9)
26.2
(79.2)
22.1
(71.8)
17.1
(62.8)
12.4
(54.3)
20.4
(68.6)
Average low °C (°F) 7.5
(45.5)
9.5
(49.1)
12.7
(54.9)
17.7
(63.9)
21.3
(70.3)
23.9
(75.0)
24.9
(76.8)
24.7
(76.5)
22.4
(72.3)
18.4
(65.1)
13.6
(56.5)
8.9
(48.0)
17.1
(62.8)
Record low °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
2.3
(36.1)
7.0
(44.6)
12.8
(55.0)
15.2
(59.4)
19.2
(66.6)
20.1
(68.2)
14.8
(58.6)
8.1
(46.6)
4.2
(39.6)
−0.5
(31.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.8
(1.88)
49.7
(1.96)
74.7
(2.94)
103.5
(4.07)
200.5
(7.89)
263.7
(10.38)
217.7
(8.57)
162.3
(6.39)
84.6
(3.33)
64.6
(2.54)
57.1
(2.25)
33.9
(1.33)
1,360.1
(53.53)
Average relative humidity (%) 79 80 81 81 81 82 80 80 77 76 75 74 79
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Transportation

Rail

See also

References

  1. ^ McDonald, Joe. "Chinese Police Holding 20 After Farmer Protest Over Low Crop Prices." Associated Press 2 November 2002. LexisNexis.
  2. ^ Xinhua News Agency 27 August 2008
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:宜州市 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2 January 2013.