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Pingliang
Pingliang

Location of Pingliang City jurisdiction in Gansu
Location of Pingliang City jurisdiction in Gansu
Coordinates (Pingliang municipal government): 35°32?33?N 106°39?54?E / 35.5424°N 106.6649°E / 35.5424; 106.6649Coordinates: 35°32?33?N 106°39?54?E / 35.5424°N 106.6649°E / 35.5424; 106.6649
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Municipal seatKongtong District
Area
 o Prefecture-level city11,196.71 km2 (4,323.07 sq mi)
Elevation
1,398 m (4,587 ft)
Highest elevation
2,857 m (9,373 ft)
Lowest elevation
890 m (2,920 ft)
Population
(2020)[1][2]
 o Prefecture-level city1,848,607
 o Density170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 o Metro
871,600
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
744000
Area code(s)0933
ISO 3166 codeCN-GS-08
Licence plate prefixes?L
Websitewww.pingliang.gov.cn

Pingliang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Píngliàng; lit. '"Pacify Liang"') is a prefecture-level city in eastern Gansu province, China, bordering Shaanxi province to the south and east and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to the north. The city was established in 376 AD.[3] It has a population of 2,125,300 in 2019.[3] The urban population is almost 900,000.[4]

Pingliang is well known for the nearby Kongtong Mountains, which are sacred to Taoism and location of the mythical meeting place of the Yellow Emperor and Guangchengzi, an immortal.

List of divisions

Map including Pingliang (labeled as P'ING-LIANG (walled) ) (AMS, 1954)
Map
Name Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010)
Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Kongtong District K?ngtóng Q? 504,848 1,936 261
Huating City Huátíng Shì 189,333 1,183 160
Jingchuan County J?ngchu?n Xiàn 281,145 1,409 200
Lingtai County Língtái Xiàn 183,937 2,038 88
Chongxin County Chóngxìn Xiàn 102,116 852 120
Zhuanglang County Zhu?nglàng Xiàn 382,827 1,558 246
Jingning County Jìngníng Xiàn 423,827 2,193 193

Geography

Pingliang ranges in latitude from 34° 54' to 35° 46' N and in longitude from 105° 20' to 107° 51' E. Bordering prefecture-level cities are Xianyang (Shaanxi) to the east, Baoji (Shaanxi) and Tianshui to the south, Dingxi and Baiyin to the west, and Guyuan (Ningxia) and Qingyang to the north. It is located on the Loess Plateau with elevations ranging from 890 to 2,957 metres (2,920 to 9,701 ft); the city proper itself is at an altitude of around 1,400 m (4,590 ft).

Due to its altitude of around 1,400 m (4,590 ft), Pingliang has a monsoon-influenced, four-season, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with cold but dry winters, and warm and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from -4.2 °C (24.4 °F) in January to 21.5 °C (70.7 °F) in July. Much of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September, and the annual mean temperature is 9.28 °C (48.7 °F). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 46% in September to 65% in December, the city receives 2,381 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Pingliang (Kongtong District, 1981-2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.3
(63.1)
23.4
(74.1)
28.4
(83.1)
32.6
(90.7)
33.4
(92.1)
35.9
(96.6)
36.0
(96.8)
35.0
(95.0)
33.8
(92.8)
27.8
(82.0)
22.8
(73.0)
17.9
(64.2)
36.0
(96.8)
Average high °C (°F) 2.4
(36.3)
5.3
(41.5)
11.0
(51.8)
18.0
(64.4)
22.6
(72.7)
26.2
(79.2)
27.5
(81.5)
25.7
(78.3)
20.9
(69.6)
15.1
(59.2)
9.5
(49.1)
3.8
(38.8)
15.7
(60.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) -4.2
(24.4)
-0.9
(30.4)
4.4
(39.9)
10.9
(51.6)
15.8
(60.4)
19.6
(67.3)
21.5
(70.7)
20.0
(68.0)
15.2
(59.4)
9.0
(48.2)
2.7
(36.9)
-2.7
(27.1)
9.3
(48.7)
Average low °C (°F) -8.9
(16.0)
-5.5
(22.1)
-0.6
(30.9)
4.9
(40.8)
9.5
(49.1)
13.4
(56.1)
16.2
(61.2)
15.3
(59.5)
10.8
(51.4)
4.6
(40.3)
-2.0
(28.4)
-7.2
(19.0)
4.2
(39.6)
Record low °C (°F) -22.5
(-8.5)
-19.1
(-2.4)
-15.2
(4.6)
-8.8
(16.2)
-1.5
(29.3)
4.3
(39.7)
8.7
(47.7)
5.5
(41.9)
-0.7
(30.7)
-7.9
(17.8)
-16.6
(2.1)
-24.3
(-11.7)
-24.3
(-11.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.8
(0.15)
6.0
(0.24)
13.9
(0.55)
26.3
(1.04)
45.8
(1.80)
64.9
(2.56)
104.6
(4.12)
98.5
(3.88)
69.6
(2.74)
37.2
(1.46)
7.8
(0.31)
2.2
(0.09)
480.6
(18.94)
Average precipitation days 3.6 5.0 6.7 7.9 9.6 10.7 12.4 12.9 11.5 9.2 4.6 2.4 96.5
Average relative humidity (%) 55 56 56 54 58 63 71 76 78 74 64 57 64
Mean monthly sunshine hours 192.8 164.8 177.5 211.7 237.8 233.0 229.8 216.6 168.7 173.1 180.0 195.2 2,381
Percent possible sunshine 62 54 48 54 55 54 52 52 46 50 58 65 54
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[5][6]

Transport

Notable residents

Notable births

Pingliang is the birthplace of Huangfu Mi, who wrote the first book on acupuncture,[7] of Niu Sengru, and of Southern Song dynasty generals Wu Jie and Wu Lin.[3]

References

  1. ^ http://www.pingliang.gov.cn/zjpl/plgk/201510/t20151015_1263.html
  2. ^ "2021-2021?". www.hongheiku.com. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b c "?".
  4. ^ "?". Archived from the original on 22 May 2019.
  5. ^ ? - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved .
  6. ^ ?(1971-2000?). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Ma, Kan-Wen (December 2000). "Acupuncture: Its Place in the History of Chinese Medicine" (PDF).

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