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Chuxiong City

Chuxiong
楚雄市
County-level city
A giant pagoda after sun set in Chuxiong
A giant pagoda after sun set in Chuxiong
Chuxiong is located in Yunnan
Chuxiong
Location in Yunnan
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Chuxiong
Area
 • Total 4,482 km2 (1,731 sq mi)
Elevation 1,779 m (5,837 ft)
Population
 • Total 480,000
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 675000
Area code(s) 0878
Website http://www.cxs.gov.cn/

Chuxiong City (Chinese: 楚雄市; pinyin: Chǔxióng Shì) is a county-level city and the seat of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, in central Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Economy 3
    • Development Zone 3.1
  • Attractions 4
  • Transport 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

Capture of Chuxiong, Jingdong and other cities by the Qing Dynasty during the Panthay Rebellion.

Geography

Chuxiong is about 127 kilometres (79 mi) west of Yunnan's capital of Kunming on highway GZ65. Chuxiong City is nestled between mountain ranges on all sides in a plateau region at 5,800 feet (1,800 m). Chuxiong City has a population of 130,000 inhabitants, and the entire Chuxiong Prefecture has an estimated 2,542,530 inhabitants.

Chuxiong is the first stop from Kunming on the way to Dali and Lijiang. Dali is 180 kilometres (110 mi) northwest of Chuxiong, or about a 2.5 hour drive on GZ65. Lijiang is about 6 hours from Chuxiong, and Lugu Lake is about 11 hours north, on the Sichuan border.

As with much of the province, Chuxiong experiences a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb). Winters are mild and very dry and sunny, although average lows in January are barely above the freezing mark; December and January both have a 24-hour average temperature of 8.7 °C (47.7 °F). Spring begins early and remains dry and sunny until late May, when there is a dramatic uptick in frequency and amount of rainfall that lasts until late September. Summers are warm, rainy and generally overcast, with June, the warmest month, averaging 21.4 °C (70.5 °F). Autumn sees an abrupt reduction in rainfall and return to sunniness. The annual mean temperature is 16.00 °C (60.8 °F), while precipitation averages 863 mm (34.0 in), more than 70% of which occurs from June to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 28% in July to 70% in February, the city receives 2,177 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Chuxiong (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.8
(62.2)
18.9
(66)
22.4
(72.3)
25.2
(77.4)
26.4
(79.5)
26.2
(79.2)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
24.1
(75.4)
22.0
(71.6)
18.8
(65.8)
16.4
(61.5)
22.35
(72.22)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
3.6
(38.5)
7.0
(44.6)
11.0
(51.8)
15.2
(59.4)
17.8
(64)
17.8
(64)
17.1
(62.8)
15.6
(60.1)
12.7
(54.9)
7.4
(45.3)
2.8
(37)
10.81
(51.46)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 12.8
(0.504)
12.7
(0.5)
14.5
(0.571)
18.4
(0.724)
69.0
(2.717)
139.1
(5.476)
190.7
(7.508)
167.5
(6.594)
126.3
(4.972)
67.7
(2.665)
36.0
(1.417)
8.2
(0.323)
862.9
(33.971)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.5 3.9 5.1 6.2 9.9 14.8 18.8 19.8 15.2 11.9 7.7 4.6 121.4
Average relative humidity (%) 66 59 53 53 61 73 79 81 81 79 77 75 69.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 229.1 222.0 249.0 231.4 213.9 147.9 117.3 130.2 123.6 151.9 168.5 192.3 2,177.1
Percent possible sunshine 69 70 67 61 52 36 28 32 34 43 52 59 49
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Economy

Chuxiong cityscape.

Development Zone

  • Chuxiong Economic Development Zone

Chuxiong Economic Development Zone is an important zone in Yunnan. Now the zone has attracted a number of investment projects. It is an important industry for the development of new-type industry platform. The zone covers an area of 12 square kilometres (4.6 sq mi), composed of four parks.[1]

Attractions

Chuxiong Aquatics center
  • Yi Ren Gu Zhen ("Ancient Town of the Yi People") is an ancient town and tourist attraction in the northwestern "new town". There is nightly dancing and music with people of the Yi People (who are one of China's 55 ethnic minorities). The Yi people's authentic, hand-made garb can be purchased in this community, along with many other hand-made items.
  • As of early 2007, the recently constructed Xin Long Jiang Guang Chang Mall features a Jack Jones clothing store, an Only clothing store, a Tissot retail store, and many other high-end items for sale. These international commercial outlets were nonexistent prior to 2007, and are most likely a sign of the prosperity of the city due to its central location between three major tourist attractions in Yunnan (Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang).
  • The Chuxiong 10-Month Solar Calendar Cultural Park was completed in 1999.

Transport

Chuxiong is served by the Guangtong-Dali Railway between Kunming and Dali.

References

  1. ^ RightSite.asia | Chuxiong Economic Development Zone

External links

  • Chuxiong City Official Website
  • Chuxiong City Map
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