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Pidu District

Pidu
郫都区
District
Pidu is located in Sichuan
Pidu
Pidu
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°48′18″N 103°52′52″E / 30.805°N 103.881°E / 30.805; 103.881[1]
Country China
Province Sichuan
Sub-provincial city Chengdu
Area
 • Total 437.5 km2 (168.9 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 756,047
 • Density 1,726/km2 (4,470/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 6117XX
Chengdu district map
Website pixian.gov.cn
Pidu District
Chinese
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Pidu District formerly known as Pi County or Pixian[a] is an urbanizing district organized as part of Chengdu, the capital of the province of Sichuan in China. It presently covers an area of 437.5 square kilometers (168.9 sq mi), with a total population of 756,047 during the 2010 census. It was formerly known as the source of the best tobacco in Sichuan and is now well known for its doubanjiang, a type of spicy fermented bean sauce.

Geography

Pitong, the seat of Pidu, is located 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from downtown Chengdu. It covers an area of 437.5 square kilometers (168.9 sq mi).[4]

Climate

Climate data for Pidu (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.5
(65.3)
23.6
(74.5)
30.9
(87.6)
32.4
(90.3)
34.6
(94.3)
35.9
(96.6)
36.4
(97.5)
36.2
(97.2)
35.4
(95.7)
29.3
(84.7)
25.5
(77.9)
18.2
(64.8)
36.4
(97.5)
Average high °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
11.3
(52.3)
15.8
(60.4)
21.4
(70.5)
25.9
(78.6)
27.7
(81.9)
29.5
(85.1)
29.2
(84.6)
25.3
(77.5)
20.3
(68.5)
15.8
(60.4)
10.3
(50.5)
20.13
(68.23)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.4
(41.7)
7.6
(45.7)
11.3
(52.3)
16.3
(61.3)
20.8
(69.4)
23.5
(74.3)
25.2
(77.4)
24.6
(76.3)
21.3
(70.3)
16.8
(62.2)
12.0
(53.6)
6.7
(44.1)
15.96
(60.72)
Average low °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
4.7
(40.5)
7.8
(46)
12.4
(54.3)
16.8
(62.2)
20.2
(68.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.2
(70.2)
18.6
(65.5)
14.3
(57.7)
9.3
(48.7)
4.0
(39.2)
12.81
(55.05)
Record low °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−3.9
(25)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.3
(37.9)
6.3
(43.3)
13.7
(56.7)
16.2
(61.2)
15.7
(60.3)
11.8
(53.2)
2.7
(36.9)
−0.4
(31.3)
−4.5
(23.9)
−4.5
(23.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 9.0
(0.354)
12.3
(0.484)
23.7
(0.933)
48.0
(1.89)
72.3
(2.846)
104.4
(4.11)
207.4
(8.165)
211.2
(8.315)
130.0
(5.118)
42.7
(1.681)
16.5
(0.65)
5.7
(0.224)
883.2
(34.77)
Average relative humidity (%) 83 82 81 80 76 81 85 86 86 86 84 84 82.8
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

History

During the Warring States period, the area of the present Pidu belonged to the state of Shu. In 314 BC, it was conquered by Qin, which organized Pi County two years later in 312 BC.

In the 19th century, the area was famed for the quality of its tobacco, reckoned the best in Sichuan.[3]

It is now seeking to attract electronics and IT corporations and, in 2015, applied for elevation to urban district status.

Administration

The district seat is Pitong (t 郫筒, s 郫筒, Pítǒngzhèn). There are 13 other towns in the district:[5]

  • Xipu (犀浦镇)
  • Hongguang (红光镇)
  • Anjing (安靖镇)
  • Tuanjie (团结镇)
  • Tangchang (唐昌镇)
  • Sandaoyan (三道堰)
  • Xinminchang (新民场)
  • Huayuan (花园镇)
  • Ande (安德镇)
  • Tangyuan (唐元镇)
  • Deyuan (德源镇)
  • Gucheng (古城镇)
  • You`ai (友爱镇)

Transport

Notes

  1. ^ Also formerly romanized as Pe Heen.[3]

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Pixian" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ 我市2010年第六次全国人口普查数据公报 (in Chinese). Government of Chengdu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  3. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878), Vol. V, "China".
  4. ^ "Pixian China". Pixian County Government. 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-01-14. 
  5. ^ [baike.baidu.com]

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