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Chuzhou

Chuzhou

滁州市
Chuzhou Railway Station
Location of Chuzhou City jurisdiction in Anhui
Location of Chuzhou City jurisdiction in Anhui
Coordinates (Chuzhou government): 32°15′22″N 118°19′59″E / 32.256°N 118.333°E / 32.256; 118.333
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
County-level divisions8
Township-level divisions178
Municipal seatLangya District
Government
 • MayorZhang Xiang'an 张祥安)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city13,523.21 km2 (5,221.34 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,404.3 km2 (542.2 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,903 km2 (1,121 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Prefecture-level city3,937,868[1]
 • Urban
562,321
 • Urban density400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
994,342
 • Metro density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
239000
Area code(s)0550
ISO 3166 codeCN-AH-11
License Plate Prefix皖M

Chuzhou (Chinese: 滁州; pinyin: Chúzhōu) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Anhui Province, China. It borders the provincial capital of Hefei to the south and southwest, Huainan to the west, Bengbu to the northwest, and the province of Jiangsu to the east. According to the 2010 Census, the city of Chuzhou has a registered population of 3,937,868 inhabitants, whom 994,342 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 2 urban districts and now Lai'an county largely being urbanized.[2] Nevertheless, 7,260,240 persons declared to be permanent residents.[3] Its proximity to Nanjing and the building of a 54.4 km Metro line till Nanjing North station is transforming the city in a new Nanjing outer suburb.[4]

Climate

Chuzhou has a monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and damp, with average low temperatures in January dipping just below freezing; the January 24-hour average temperature is 2.3 °C (36.1 °F). Summers are typically hot and humid, with a July average of 27.6 °C (81.7 °F). The annual mean is 15.42 °C (59.8 °F), while annual precipitation averages 1,054 millimetres (41 in), a majority of which occurs from May to August.

Climate data for Chuzhou (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.7
(69.3)
26.4
(79.5)
28.7
(83.7)
32.8
(91.0)
36.0
(96.8)
37.5
(99.5)
38.7
(101.7)
38.3
(100.9)
38.6
(101.5)
34.1
(93.4)
28.8
(83.8)
22.1
(71.8)
38.7
(101.7)
Average high °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.5
(47.3)
13.1
(55.6)
20.2
(68.4)
25.6
(78.1)
28.7
(83.7)
31.5
(88.7)
31.5
(88.7)
27.1
(80.8)
22.0
(71.6)
15.6
(60.1)
9.6
(49.3)
20.0
(68.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
4.1
(39.4)
8.6
(47.5)
15.3
(59.5)
20.6
(69.1)
24.4
(75.9)
27.6
(81.7)
27.2
(81.0)
22.6
(72.7)
17.1
(62.8)
10.5
(50.9)
4.7
(40.5)
15.4
(59.7)
Average low °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
0.6
(33.1)
4.6
(40.3)
10.7
(51.3)
16.1
(61.0)
20.7
(69.3)
24.3
(75.7)
23.9
(75.0)
19.1
(66.4)
13.1
(55.6)
6.4
(43.5)
0.8
(33.4)
11.6
(52.9)
Record low °C (°F) −13
(9)
−11.8
(10.8)
−5.7
(21.7)
0.2
(32.4)
6.9
(44.4)
12.7
(54.9)
17.1
(62.8)
17.4
(63.3)
9.1
(48.4)
1.5
(34.7)
−6.7
(19.9)
−12.3
(9.9)
−13
(9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 35.6
(1.40)
46.5
(1.83)
78.1
(3.07)
71.3
(2.81)
86.3
(3.40)
176.3
(6.94)
207.5
(8.17)
128.4
(5.06)
83.0
(3.27)
61.9
(2.44)
55.4
(2.18)
24.3
(0.96)
1,054.6
(41.53)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.7 8.3 11.6 9.7 10.1 11.8 13.0 10.9 8.9 8.3 7.0 5.2 112.5
Source: Weather China

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Chuzhou administers 8 county-level divisions, including 2 districts, a sub-prefecture-level city (Tianchang), a county-level city and 4 counties. The population information here presented uses 2010 census data of permanent residents.

Map
Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Area (km²) Population Density (/km²)
Districts
Langya District 琅琊区 Lángyá Qū 181 310,427 1,715
Nanqiao District 南谯区 Nánqiáo Qū 1,187 251,894 212
County-level Cities
Tianchang City 天长市 Tiāncháng Shì 1,770 602,840 341
Mingguang City 明光市 Míngguāng Shì 2,335 532,732 228
Counties
Lai'an County 来安县 Lái'ān Xiàn 1,481 432,021 292
Quanjiao County 全椒县 Quánjiāo Xiàn 1,572 383,885 244
Dingyuan County 定远县 Dìngyuǎn Xiàn 2,998 779,174 260
Fengyang County 凤阳县 Fèngyáng Xiàn 1,950 644,895 331

These are further divided into 178 township-level divisions, including 86 towns, 78 townships and 14 subdistricts.

Tourism

Langya temple and the Deep Elegant Lake, located nearby, are popular tourist destinations.

Education

  • Chuzhou University (CZHU, 滁州学院)
  • Chuzhou Radio and TV University

Notable people

References

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