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Jiyuan

Jiyuan
济源市
Sub-prefecture-level city
Location of Jiyuan City jurisdiction in Henan
Location of Jiyuan City jurisdiction in Henan
Jiyuan is located in China
Jiyuan
Jiyuan
Location in China
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Area
 • Total 1,931 km2 (746 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 660,000
 • Density 340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal Code 454650
Area code(s) 0391
GDP ¥12.076 billion (2004)
Major Nationalities Han
Township-level divisions 16
License plate prefixes U
Website .cn.govjiyuan

Jiyuan (simplified Chinese: 济源; traditional Chinese: 濟源; pinyin: Jǐyuán) is a sub-prefecture-level city in northwestern Henan province, People's Republic of China. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Jiaozuo and Luoyang to the east and southwest respectively, as well as the province of Shanxi to the north.

Contents

  • Administration 1
  • History 2
  • Agriculture 3
  • Climate 4
  • Climate 5
  • Transportation 6
  • External links 7
  • References 8

Administration

The sub-prefecture-level city of Jiyuan administers 8 towns, 4 townships and 4 subdistricts. Jiyuan is named after the Ji river whose source is said to be a spring located on the west of the city.

History

Jiyuan was a county belonging to Jiaozuo City in the past, then it was divided from the city. Jishui River, one of the ancient "Four Rivers" with the Yangzi River, Yellow River and Huai River, originates from Jiyuan, literally the source of Jishui, hence deriving its name. According to the latest archaeological findings, as early as around 10,000 years ago, precisely at the end of the Paleolithic Period and the beginning of the Neolithic Period, people have lived here. It used to be the capital of the Xia Dynasty and was well known for its wealth between the Period of Warring States and Han Dynasty.

Agriculture

There are many crops grown in Jiyuan, such as wheat, peanut, cotton, sweet potato, maize and others.

Climate

Jiyuan, unlike in other Chinese regions, does not have serious drought or flood, but is very hot.

Climate

Climate data for Jiyuan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
8
(46)
14
(57)
21
(69)
27
(80)
32
(89)
32
(89)
30
(86)
26
(78)
21
(69)
14
(57)
8
(46)
19.9
(67.3)
Average low °C (°F) −3
(26)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
9
(48)
15
(59)
20
(68)
23
(73)
22
(71)
16
(60)
10
(50)
3
(37)
−2
(28)
9.6
(48.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
13
(0.5)
25
(1.0)
38
(1.5)
53
(2.1)
66
(2.6)
142
(5.6)
97
(3.8)
79
(3.1)
46
(1.8)
28
(1.1)
10
(0.4)
602
(23.7)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Transportation

External links

  • Government website of Jiyuan (available in Chinese and English)

References

  1. ^ Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
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