Lu'an

Lu'an[1][2] (Chinese: 六安; pinyin: Lù'ān), is a prefecture-level city in western Anhui province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan to the northwest and Hubei to the southwest. At the 2010 census, it had a total population of 5,612,590, whom 1,644,344 resided in the built-up area made of 2 urban districts. Neighbouring prefecture-level cities are the provincial capital of Hefei to the east, Anqing to the south, Huanggang (Hubei) and Xinyang (Henan) to the west, and Huainan and Fuyang to the north. Although the character "" (literally: "six") is normally pronounced "Liù", in this case it changes to "Lù" on account of the historical literary reading.

Lu'an
六安市
Prefecture-level city
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Winter farm landscape near Lu'an urban area
Location of Lu%27an Prefecture within Anhui (China)
Coordinates: 31°44′42″N 116°30′20″E / 31.74500°N 116.50556°ECoordinates: 31°44′42″N 116°30′20″E / 31.74500°N 116.50556°E
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
County-level divisions 7
Township-level divisions 196
Municipal seat Jin'an District
(31°44′N 116°28′E / 31.733°N 116.467°E)
Government
 • CPC Secretary Sun Yunfei (孙云飞)
 • Mayor Bi Xiaobin (毕小彬)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 18,393.41 km2 (7,101.74 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,539.2 km2 (1,366.5 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,579.2 km2 (1,381.9 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 5,611,701
 • Density 310/km2 (790/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,644,344
 • Urban density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,644,344
 • Metro density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0564
ISO 3166 code CN-AH-15
License Plate Prefix 皖N
Administrative division code 341500

Geography and climate

Lu'an is marked by the southern fringes of the North China Plain in its north and the northern part of the Dabie Mountains in its south. Its administrative area spans 31°01′−32°40′ N latitude and 115°20′−117°14′ E longitude.

Lu'an has a monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and damp, with average low temperatures in January dipping just below freezing; the January 24-hour average temperature is 2.6 °C (36.7 °F). Summers are typically hot and humid, with a July average of 27.8 °C (82.0 °F). The annual mean is 15.68 °C (60.2 °F), while annual precipitation averages just above 1,100 millimetres (43 in), a majority of which occurs from May to August. Annual sunshine duration is 2,000 to 2,300 hours.

Climate data for Lu'an (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.5
(72.5)
26.9
(80.4)
32.5
(90.5)
34.7
(94.5)
37.6
(99.7)
38.4
(101.1)
40.6
(105.1)
39.4
(102.9)
40.0
(104)
34.1
(93.4)
30.0
(86)
23.8
(74.8)
40.6
(105.1)
Average high °C (°F) 6.8
(44.2)
8.8
(47.8)
13.3
(55.9)
20.9
(69.6)
26.0
(78.8)
29.1
(84.4)
32.1
(89.8)
31.6
(88.9)
26.8
(80.2)
21.8
(71.2)
15.5
(59.9)
9.7
(49.5)
20.2
(68.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
4.5
(40.1)
9.1
(48.4)
16.0
(60.8)
21.2
(70.2)
24.8
(76.6)
27.8
(82)
27.2
(81)
22.4
(72.3)
17.0
(62.6)
10.6
(51.1)
4.9
(40.8)
15.7
(60.3)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
1.3
(34.3)
5.5
(41.9)
11.7
(53.1)
17.0
(62.6)
21.2
(70.2)
24.4
(75.9)
23.9
(75)
18.9
(66)
13.2
(55.8)
6.7
(44.1)
1.4
(34.5)
12.1
(53.7)
Record low °C (°F) −13.6
(7.5)
−11.6
(11.1)
−3.1
(26.4)
0.2
(32.4)
8.0
(46.4)
12.1
(53.8)
18.0
(64.4)
16.8
(62.2)
10.7
(51.3)
1.7
(35.1)
−4.7
(23.5)
−11.7
(10.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.5
(1.594)
54.7
(2.154)
86.5
(3.406)
83.8
(3.299)
113.9
(4.484)
162.3
(6.39)
185.6
(7.307)
137.3
(5.406)
83.4
(3.283)
77.3
(3.043)
55.2
(2.173)
27.3
(1.075)
1,107.8
(43.614)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.6 8.8 13.0 11.3 11.6 12.1 13.0 11.2 10.4 9.2 8.0 6.4 123.6
Source: Weather China

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Lu'an administers seven county-level divisions, including three districts and four counties.

Map
Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2015)
Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Districts
Jin'an District 金安区 Jīn'ān Qū 878,600 1653.58 531
Yu'an District 裕安区 Yù'ān Qū 1,024,600 1925.61 532
Yeji District 叶集区 Yèjí Qū 168,000 555.17 302
Counties
Huoqiu County 霍邱县 Huòqiū Xiàn 1,702,200 3248.16 524
Shucheng County 舒城县 Shūchéng Xiàn 995,000 2109.77 471
Jinzhai County 金寨县 Jīnzhài Xiàn 674,400 3914.74 172
Huoshan County 霍山县 Huòshān Xiàn 362,600 2040.42 177

These are further divided into 142 township-level divisions.

Transport

References

  1. ^ Xia Zhengnong (夏征农); Chen Zhili (陈至立), eds. (September 2009). 辞海:第六版彩图本 [Cihai (Sixth Edition in Color)] (in Chinese). Shanghai: Shanghai Lexicographical Publishing House. p. 1451. ISBN 9787532628599. 六 (lù) (...)用于地名。如:六安;(...) 六安(...) 市名。在安徽省西部。(...)
  2. ^ Putonghua Pronunciation Committee (普通话审音委员会) (20 December 1962), 文字改革月刊社, ed., 普通話异讀詞审音表初稿(第三編), Wenzi Gaige (文字改革) (in Chinese), Beijing: 文字改革出版社 (85): 8, (...)六安(安徽) Lù'ān(...)

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