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Longchang

Longchang
隆昌市
County-level city
home of memorial arch
home of memorial arch
Longchang is located in Sichuan
Longchang
Longchang
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 29°20′22″N 105°17′15″E / 29.33944°N 105.28750°E / 29.33944; 105.28750
Country  China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Neijiang
Area
 • Total 794.41 km2 (306.72 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 760,000
 • Density 960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website [www.longchang.gov.cn]

Longchang(Chinese: 隆昌; pinyin: Lóngchāng) is a county-level city of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Neijiang city. Longchang has a population of nearly 760,000, covering 794.41 square kilometer.

Longchang seizes an important geographic location as the boundary of Sichuan and Chongqing, and plays as distributing center of Sichuan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Chongqing. Since the advantageous location, many important traffic ways pass through Longchang, like the Chengdu–Chongqing Railway, highway, public road, East Chuanyun (Sichuan to Yunnan) road, Longna(Longchang to Luzhou) highway, Longya(Longchang to Ya'an) road, Longhuang (Longchang to Huangtong Guizhou) railway. To get out of Sichuan Province and further go to the sea, you could choose Longchang as the best way. Thus it is called the east gate of Sichuan.

In the long history, Longchang is famous for memorial arches and blue stone. Longchang is a feature to develop tourism. Nowadays, Longchang has finished the plan of bluestone cultural city with eight bluestone image views, including gate, culture, city's dining room, lounge, green park, landscape, business district, landmark. Still this county has some other tourism resources, like groups of memorial arches, Guyu artificial lake, Yunding stockaded village, and Lamp Mountain.

Climate

Climate data for Longchang (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
24.0
(75.2)
32.2
(90)
34.0
(93.2)
36.4
(97.5)
36.2
(97.2)
37.5
(99.5)
40.1
(104.2)
39.1
(102.4)
32.7
(90.9)
25.1
(77.2)
17.9
(64.2)
40.1
(104.2)
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
12.3
(54.1)
17.0
(62.6)
22.5
(72.5)
26.4
(79.5)
28.0
(82.4)
30.9
(87.6)
31.0
(87.8)
26.6
(79.9)
20.8
(69.4)
16.4
(61.5)
10.9
(51.6)
21.05
(69.88)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
9.2
(48.6)
13.0
(55.4)
17.9
(64.2)
21.9
(71.4)
23.9
(75)
26.4
(79.5)
26.3
(79.3)
22.7
(72.9)
17.8
(64)
13.4
(56.1)
8.4
(47.1)
17.33
(63.19)
Average low °C (°F) 5.1
(41.2)
7.1
(44.8)
10.3
(50.5)
14.7
(58.5)
18.6
(65.5)
21.0
(69.8)
23.2
(73.8)
23.0
(73.4)
20.1
(68.2)
15.8
(60.4)
11.5
(52.7)
6.7
(44.1)
14.76
(58.58)
Record low °C (°F) −2.2
(28)
−0.4
(31.3)
0.7
(33.3)
6.4
(43.5)
9.6
(49.3)
15.1
(59.2)
17.5
(63.5)
17.5
(63.5)
13.9
(57)
5.4
(41.7)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.6
(29.1)
−2.2
(28)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 15.8
(0.622)
18.9
(0.744)
33.2
(1.307)
65.5
(2.579)
124.0
(4.882)
173.8
(6.843)
218.9
(8.618)
172.7
(6.799)
117.7
(4.634)
66.2
(2.606)
33.2
(1.307)
17.3
(0.681)
1,057.2
(41.622)
Average relative humidity (%) 88 85 82 80 79 85 85 83 85 88 87 88 84.6
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center