Ankang

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Ankang
安康市
An-k'ang
Location of Ankang City jurisdiction in Shaanxi
Location of Ankang City jurisdiction in Shaanxi
Coordinates (Ankang municipal government): 32°41′07″N 109°01′44″E / 32.6854°N 109.0290°E / 32.6854; 109.0290
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Municipal seatHanbin District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city23,391 km2 (9,031 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Prefecture-level city2,493,436
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,244,784
GDP
 • Prefecture-level cityCN¥ 75.5 billion
US$ 12.1 billion
 • Per capitaCN¥ 28,536
US$ 4,582
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
ISO 3166 codeCN-SN-09
Ankang
Chinese安康
Literal meaningPeaceful & Healthy
Xicheng
Chinese西城
Literal meaningWest City
Jinzhou
Chinese金州
Literal meaningGolden Prefecture

Ankang (Chinese: 安康; pinyin: Ānkāng) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Shaanxi Province in the People's Republic of China, bordering Hubei province to the east, Chongqing municipality to the south, and Sichuan province to the southwest. It covers an area of 23,391 square kilometres (9,031 sq mi) and consists Xunyang, a county-level city, one urban district, and eight counties. Its total population was 2,493,436 people according to the 2020 Chinese census, with 1,244,784 living in urban areas.

History

The settlement of Ankang dates to the Stone Age, and its recorded history dates back more than 3000 years.[citation needed] The settlement was originally known as Xicheng. Ankang County was established in 1st Taikang year of the Western Jin Dynasty (AD 280). It later formed part of the Eastern Liang Prefecture, which was reorganized into the Jin Prefecture in the 3rd Feidi year of the Western Wei (AD 554). Under the Sui, this was renamed Xicheng Commandery (西城; Xīchéngjùn) and, under the Tang, Ankang Commandery (安康郡; Ānkāngjùn).

Climate

Map including Ankang (labeled as 安康 AN-K'ANG (HINGAN)) (AMS, 1954)

Ankang has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with cool, dry winters, and hot, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 3.7 °C (38.3 °F) in January to 27.0 °C (80.4 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.7 °C (60.1 °F). Most of annual precipitation occurs from June to September.

Climate data for Ankang, elevation 291 m (955 ft), (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1971–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
23.8
(74.8)
31.7
(89.1)
35.3
(95.5)
37.5
(99.5)
40.3
(104.5)
41.3
(106.3)
40.4
(104.7)
40.7
(105.3)
32.2
(90.0)
25.9
(78.6)
17.7
(63.9)
41.3
(106.3)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
12.1
(53.8)
17.5
(63.5)
23.5
(74.3)
27.1
(80.8)
30.7
(87.3)
33.0
(91.4)
32.3
(90.1)
26.9
(80.4)
20.8
(69.4)
14.7
(58.5)
9.6
(49.3)
21.4
(70.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
6.8
(44.2)
11.4
(52.5)
16.9
(62.4)
20.9
(69.6)
24.9
(76.8)
27.4
(81.3)
26.7
(80.1)
21.9
(71.4)
16.3
(61.3)
10.3
(50.5)
5.1
(41.2)
16.0
(60.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
3.0
(37.4)
6.9
(44.4)
11.9
(53.4)
16.4
(61.5)
20.6
(69.1)
23.4
(74.1)
22.8
(73.0)
18.7
(65.7)
13.5
(56.3)
7.4
(45.3)
2.1
(35.8)
12.3
(54.1)
Record low °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−5.9
(21.4)
−2.6
(27.3)
0.1
(32.2)
7.8
(46.0)
11.9
(53.4)
16.7
(62.1)
13.7
(56.7)
10.6
(51.1)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.1
(26.4)
−9.7
(14.5)
−9.7
(14.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.7
(0.22)
10.5
(0.41)
29.2
(1.15)
51.9
(2.04)
94.9
(3.74)
126.6
(4.98)
138.4
(5.45)
126.4
(4.98)
121.9
(4.80)
79.5
(3.13)
26.7
(1.05)
6.4
(0.25)
818.1
(32.2)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.1 4.9 7.7 9.8 12.1 11.1 11.5 11.0 12.2 11.6 8.5 4.8 109.3
Average snowy days 2.5 1.7 0.8 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 1.0 6.5
Average relative humidity (%) 70 65 66 70 72 73 75 75 79 82 81 75 74
Mean monthly sunshine hours 97.3 101.1 141.8 167.3 175.3 183.4 213.9 203.3 127.9 97.7 84.1 89.1 1,682.2
Percent possible sunshine 31 32 38 43 41 43 49 50 35 28 27 29 37
Source 1: China Meteorological Administration
Source 2: Weather China

Administrative divisions

Ankang includes one District,one county-level city and eight counties, totaling 109 towns, 88 townships and 3 sub-district offices.

Map
Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Resident Population (2018)[note 1] Area (km2) Density (/km2)
Hanbin District 汉滨区 Hànbīn Qū 883,800 3,645.91
Xunyang City 旬阳市 Xúnyáng Shì 434,700 3,540.66
Hanyin County 汉阴县 Hànyīn Xiàn 249,700 1,365.16
Shiquan County 石泉县 Shíquán Xiàn 173,800 1,516.40
Ningshan County 宁陕县 Níngshǎn Xiàn 70,300 3,666.89
Ziyang County 紫阳县 Zǐyáng Xiàn 286,700 2,240.34
Langao County 岚皋县 Lángāo Xiàn 156,500 1,957.26
Pingli County 平利县 Pínglì Xiàn 195,900 2,647.80
Zhenping County 镇坪县 Zhènpíng Xiàn 51,800 1,502.45
Baihe County 白河县 Báihé Xiàn 165,800 1,453.44

Notes

  1. ^ The resident population includes: anyone who lives in a township and has a household registration in the township or their registration is to be determined; anyone who lives in a township and has been away from the township where their household is registered for more than six months; anyone who has an account in a township and has been away for less than six months or who is working and studying outside Shannxi province.

References

  1. ^ a b "第七次全国人口普查公报(第一号)- 安康市人民政府" [Seventh National Population Census (Bulletin No.1) - Government of Ankang City]. www.ankang.gov.cn. Retrieved 2024-03-17.
  2. ^ a b "第七次全国人口普查公报(第六号)-安康市统计局". tjj.ankang.gov.cn. Retrieved 2024-03-17.
  3. ^ 陕西省统计局、国家统计局陕西调查总队 (November 2016). 《陕西统计年鉴-2016》. 中国统计出版社. ISBN 978-7-5037-7918-3. Archived from the original on 2017-05-29.
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  6. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  7. ^ 安康 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  8. ^ 陕西省统计局 (August 2019). 《陕西统计年鉴-2019》. 中国统计出版社. ISBN 978-7-5037-8875-8.
  9. ^ "《安康市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)调整完善》" (PDF). 安康市国土资源局.

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