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Yunfu

Yunfu
云浮市
Prefecture-level city
Yunfu in 2013. Bridge over Nanshan river.
Yunfu in 2013. Bridge over Nanshan river.
Location of Yunfu in Guangdong
Location of Yunfu in Guangdong
Yunfu is located in China
Yunfu
Yunfu
Location in China
Coordinates (Yunfu administrative service center (云浮市人民政府行政服务中心)): 22°56′02″N 112°02′35″E / 22.934°N 112.043°E / 22.934; 112.043
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
County-level divisions5
Township divisions112
foundcity dates155 BC
forbidden10
discooperationrrw
ee11
City seatYuncheng District
Government
Area
 • Total7,813.4 km2 (3,016.8 sq mi)
Elevation133 m (436 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total587,781
 • Density75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard
Area code(s)766
ISO 3166 codeCN-GD-53
License Plate粤W
Major NationalitiesHan
WebsiteOfficial website
Yunfu
YF name.png
"Yunfu", as written in Chinese calligraphy
Simplified Chinese云浮
Traditional Chinese雲浮
Hanyu PinyinYúnfú
Cantonese YaleWàhnfàuh
PostalWanfow
Literal meaningCloud Drift

Yunfu, formerly romanized as Wanfow, is a prefecture-level city in western Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Zhaoqing to the north, Foshan to the east, Jiangmen to the southwest, Yangjiang to the south, Maoming to the southwest, and the autonomous region of Guangxi to the west.

Climate

Yunfu is considered sub-tropical and enjoys fine weather year-round, characterized by mild air temperatures, plentiful rainfall and sunshine, with an annual average temperature of 22 °C, annual average rainfall of 1,580mm and annual average sunshine hours of 1,418. The time-space distribution of rainfall is uneven in a year. It is overcast and dry in spring, hot and rainy in the summer, cool in autumn, and dry and sunny in winter.

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Yunfu administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city and 3 counties.

Map
Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010 census)
Area
(km2)
Density
(/km2)
Yuncheng District 云城区 Yúnchéng Qū 280,000 762 367
Yun'an District 云安区 Yún'ān Qū 310,000 1,231 252
Xinxing County 新兴县 Xīnxīng Xiàn 450,000 1,520 296
Yunan County 郁南县 Yùnán Xiàn 480,000 1,966 244
Luoding 罗定市 Luódìng Shì 1,090,000 2,300 474

Transportation

With 324 National Highway running through the whole prefecture, cement-paved roads are accessible to each single township and village. Guangzhou-Wuzhou Expressway linking Guangdong and Guangxi is also connected to Yunfu which will further be united with Yulin and Wuzhou in Guangxi as well as the expressway network in southwest China. Sanshui-Maoming Railway also passes the whole municipality, which will be eventually linked to Luoyang-Zhanjiang Railway in 2008. The Xijiang River has 100 kilometers of waterway, enabling direct cargo freight to Hong Kong.

Resources

Land resources

Yunfu has a total land area of 7,779 km2 (3,003 sq mi), including 1,868,200mu cultivated land, 1,353,700mu paddy field. In the total area, the mountainous area takes up 60.5%, the hilly area takes up 30.7%, making Yunfu a typical mountainous city. The city's total population is 2,600,900 people, of which the nonagricultural population is 887,000 people and the agricultural population 1,713,900 people, the per capita cultivated area is 0.718mu.

Mineral resources

There are 52 discovered minerals, 23 with proved reserves are being mined, of which metallic minerals include: gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc and manganese; nonmetallic minerals include: sillimanite, dolomite, marble, granite, barite, talc, kaolin, limestone, clay, rammell, potassium feldspar, mineral water, subterranean heat and rare minerals, etc. By the end of 2002, there were totally 254 certified mines throughout the city.

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