Zhenxiong County
镇雄县
Zhenxiong County, in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, China
Zhenxiong County, in Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province, China
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan Province (gray)
Location of Zhenxiong County (pink) in Zhaotong City (yellow) and Yunnan Province (gray)
Zhenxiong is located in Yunnan
Zhenxiong
Zhenxiong
Location of the county seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 27°27′N 104°52′E / 27.450°N 104.867°E / 27.450; 104.867
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture-level cityZhaotong
Township-level divisions16 towns
10 townships
2 ethnic townships
County seatWufeng Town (乌峰镇)
Area
 • Total3,785 km2 (1,461 sq mi)
 • Land3,785 km2 (1,461 sq mi)
Elevation
1,684 m (5,525 ft)
Population
 • Total1,460,000
 • Density390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Postal code
657200
Area code(s)0870
Websitehttp://www.zx.gov.cn/

Zhenxiong County (simplified Chinese: 镇雄县; traditional Chinese: 鎮雄縣; pinyin: Zhènxióng Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Yunnan province, China, under the administration of Zhaotong prefecture and bordering Guizhou and Sichuan.

Geography

Zhengxiong County is located in the northeastern part of Yunnan province. It has an area of 3,785 square kilometres (1,461 sq mi),[1] a latitude ranging from 27° 17' to 27° 50' N and a longitude ranging from 104° 18' to 105° 19' E. The county has a maximum north-south extent of 54 km (34 mi) and a maximum east-west width of 99 km (62 mi). It borders Xuyong County (Sichuan) to the east across the Chishui River, Hezhang County (Guizhou) to the south, Yiliang County to the west, and Weixin County to the north. The village of Delong (德隆村) in Potou Township (坡头乡) is located near the triple intersection point of the three provinces, and is so nicknamed the "fowl cry of the three provinces" (鸡鸣三省). By road, the prefectural seat of Zhaotong is 265 km (165 mi) to the west, Kunming is 598 km (372 mi) to the southwest, Guiyang is 326 km (203 mi) to the southeast, Chongqing is 505 km (314 mi) to the northeast, and Chengdu 618 km (384 mi) to the north-northwest.

Zhenxiong People's Park
Zhenxiong People's Park

Zhenxiong is located amongst the northern slopes of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, with elevations increasing from northeast to southwest, although the central and southern areas are more level. Elevations range from 2,416 m (7,927 ft) at Mount Jiayao (戛么山), in the village of Maiche (麦车村), An'er Township (安尔乡), down to 630 m (2,070 ft) in the village of Tongping (桐坪村), Luokan Town (罗坎镇). Most of the county has a subtropical highland climate; the annual mean is 11.3 °C (52.3 °F), sunshine totals 1,341 hours annually, the frost-free period is 218.6 days, and annual precipitation averages 914.6 millimetres (36.01 in).

Administrative divisions

Zhenxiong County consists of 3 districts, 20 towns, 5 townships, 2 ethnic townships:[2]

Level Pinyin name Simplified Chinese name
District 1 Wufeng District 乌峰街道
2 Nantai District 南台街道
3 Jiufu District 旧府街道
Town 1 Poji Town 泼机镇
2 Heishu Town 黑树镇
3 Muxiang Town 母享镇
4 Dawan Town 大湾镇
5 Yile Town 以勒镇
6 Chishuiyuan Town 赤水源镇
7 Mangbu Town 芒部镇
8 Yuhe Town 雨河镇
9 Rokan Town 牛场镇
10 Niuchang Town 牛场镇
11 Wude Town 五德镇
12 Potou Town 坡头镇
13 Yigu Town 以古镇
14 Changba Town 场坝镇
15 Tangfang Town 塘房镇
16 Zhongtun Town 中屯镇
17 Muzhuo Town 木卓镇
18 Yanyuan Town 盐源镇
19 Wanchang Town 碗厂镇
20 Pingshang Town 坪上镇
Township 1 Yudong Township 鱼洞乡
2 Hualang Township 花朗乡
3 Jianshan Township 尖山乡
4 Shanshu Township 杉树乡
5 Huashan Township 花山乡
Ethnic Township 1 Guozhu Yi Ethic Township 果珠彝族乡
2 Linkou Yi and Miao Ethic Township 林口彝族苗族乡

Demographics

Ethnic townships in Zhenxiong County. Light green - Yi. Blue - Miao.
Ethnic townships in Zhenxiong County. Light green - Yi. Blue - Miao.

Most people in Zhenxiong County speak Standard Chinese (commonly called "Mandarin"), which is used in the media, by the government, and as the language of instruction in education. A notable exception is the Yi people, who commonly speak the Yi language). The other significant minority group living in Zhenxiong County is the Miao people, who live at higher elevations in the county.

Economy

Zhenxiong possesses rich mineral resources (in total 30 species), including coal, pyrite, marble, and cryolite. Among them, coal and pyrite have a very wide distribution with richer reserves. The prospective reserves and industrial reserves of coal are 7.4 million tons and 4.517 million tons, respectively. The former accounts for 28.01% of provincial output, and the latter is about 17.1%.

Transport

Highways

The main road passing through Zhenxiong County is China Provincial Road

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(302 Shengdao), which is a shengdao or shoudou, or provincial road. Other important provincial roads include
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(212 Shengdao) and
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(324 Shengdao). China County Road
China County Road X252.svg
(252 Xiandao) and
China County Road X253.svg
(253 Xiandao) are important xiandao, or county-level roads that also pass through Zhenxiong County.

From Zhenxiong County, it is roughly 320 km to Guiyang, 500 km to Chongqing, 535 km to Chengdu, 570 km to Kunming, 900 km to Nanning, 1200 km to Xi'an, 1220 km to Guangzhou, 1330 km to Shenzhen, 1570 km to Lanzhou, 1790 km to Xiamen, and 2250 km to Beijing.

Airports

Climate

Climate data for Zhenxiong (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
32.6
(90.7)
32.0
(89.6)
34.8
(94.6)
32.0
(89.6)
32.7
(90.9)
33.5
(92.3)
33.7
(92.7)
29.2
(84.6)
26.6
(79.9)
23.6
(74.5)
34.8
(94.6)
Average high °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
8.3
(46.9)
13.2
(55.8)
17.9
(64.2)
21.0
(69.8)
22.8
(73.0)
25.6
(78.1)
25.3
(77.5)
21.8
(71.2)
16.2
(61.2)
12.8
(55.0)
7.8
(46.0)
16.5
(61.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
3.7
(38.7)
7.6
(45.7)
12.2
(54.0)
15.8
(60.4)
18.2
(64.8)
20.4
(68.7)
19.9
(67.8)
16.8
(62.2)
12.1
(53.8)
8.1
(46.6)
3.3
(37.9)
11.6
(53.0)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.2
(34.2)
4.3
(39.7)
8.6
(47.5)
12.0
(53.6)
14.9
(58.8)
16.8
(62.2)
16.2
(61.2)
13.5
(56.3)
9.7
(49.5)
5.4
(41.7)
0.9
(33.6)
8.6
(47.4)
Record low °C (°F) −8.9
(16.0)
−7.5
(18.5)
−6.3
(20.7)
−0.8
(30.6)
1.4
(34.5)
7.9
(46.2)
7.2
(45.0)
8.5
(47.3)
4.5
(40.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
−4.2
(24.4)
−11.2
(11.8)
−11.2
(11.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 17.4
(0.69)
18.0
(0.71)
26.7
(1.05)
50.3
(1.98)
90.9
(3.58)
141.6
(5.57)
181.1
(7.13)
164.2
(6.46)
100.5
(3.96)
57.7
(2.27)
26.3
(1.04)
14.7
(0.58)
889.4
(35.02)
Average relative humidity (%) 87 86 82 80 79 82 81 81 82 87 86 86 83
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ a b c d http://www.cfguide.com/county/Zhenxiong.htm
  2. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.