Nanping (, historically known as Yenping) is a third-tier prefecture-level city in northwestern Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. It borders Ningde to the east, Sanming to the south, and the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi to the north and west respectively. Part of the famous Wuyi Mountains range is located in this prefecture. Its population was 2,690,000 as of 12 31 2018 estimation whom 473,000 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yanping urban district. Nanping is a picturesque old city, located on a hill near the fall of the Jianxi Brook into the Min, and surrounded by high stone walls, which were used to prevent artillery fire. They formed a considerable obstacle to anything hostile in past conflicts. The city flower is lily.


The prefecture-level city of Nanping administers 2 districts, 3 county-level cities and 5 counties. *Yanping District () *Jianyang District () *Shaowu City () *Wuyishan City () *Jian'ou City () *Shunchang County () *Pucheng County () *Guangze County () *Songxi County () *Zhenghe County ()

Geography and climate

Nanping, similar to the rest of the province, has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen ''Cfa''), with short and mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from in January to in July, and the annual mean is . Rainfall averages more than per month from March to June before gradually tapering off until early winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 24% in March to 57% in July, the city receives 1,721 hours of bright sunshine annually, with summer being the sunniest time of the year; spring and late winter are especially overcast and damp.


The industry of Nanping comprises various export-oriented industries. This includes the Fujian Nanping Nanfu Battery Company Ltd. It is the biggest alkaline battery manufacturer and supplier in Chinese mainland.

Sister cities

Stamford, Connecticut, United States
2 July 1993
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
06 Sep. 2003
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
12 Jul. 2005 with Wuyishan
Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
30 Jun. 2009 with Wuyishan * Sibu, Sarawak, Malaysia 6 Nov., 2014 * Milwaukie, Oregon, United States 23 Aug. 2015 * Milyang, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea 15, Jan. 2016 * Opfikon, Zurich, Switzerland May 2016

Notable people

* Hou Yuzhu * Huang Kaixiang * Li Qiumei * Rev. Nathan Sites * Wu Jingbiao * Wu Meijin * Zhang Guozheng * Yingying Zhang (student who disappeared in the United States)

Image views

Image:Seal of Nanping.jpg | The seal of Nanping: Dragon transformation of two swords Image:Nanping-At-Night.jpg | Nanping at night Image:Nanping Shuinan bridge.JPG| Shuinan bridge Image:Nanping Min River.JPG|Min River Image:Nanping from Botanical Garden.JPG|Nanping from Botanical Garden

See also

*Wuyi New Area


External links

Government website of Nanping
(in Simplified Chinese) {{Authority control Category:Cities in Fujian Category:Prefecture-level divisions of Fujian