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Beihai
Beihai
(Chinese: 北海; pinyin: Běihǎi) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Guangxi, People's Republic of China. The name of the city means "north of the sea" in Chinese, signifying its status as a seaport on the north shore of the Gulf of Tonkin, which has granted it historical importance as a port of international trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, and Yunnan.[1] Between the years 2006 and 2020, Beihai
Beihai
is predicted to be the world's fastest growing city.[2] Beihai
Beihai
has a large shipyard, but most of the money generated in the city is derived from trade. In addition, it governs the small islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, and is directly west of Leizhou Peninsula.

Contents

1 Subdivisions 2 History

2.1 City timeline

3 Climate 4 Language 5 Transportation

5.1 Air Transportation 5.2 Rail

6 References 7 External links

Subdivisions[edit] Beihai
Beihai
contains three districts and one county, which are subdivided into five urban sub-districts, 23 towns, 3 townships, 87 neighborhood committees, 343 village committees. (see also Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China#Levels)

Haicheng District (海城区) Yinhai District
Yinhai District
(银海区) Tieshangang District (铁山港区) Hepu County(合浦县)

Map

Haicheng Yinhai Tieshangang Hepu County

History[edit] After the 1876 Sino-British Treaty of Yantai, eight Western nations (the UK, US, Germany, Austria-Hungary, France, Italy, Portugal, and Belgium) set up consulates, hospitals, churches, schools, and maritime customs. Today, 15 of these western buildings remain in Beihai. It officially became an international tourist spot (旅遊對外開放城市) in 1982. City timeline[edit]

December 4, 1949: Beihai
Beihai
became a town of Hepu County under the Communist Party of China
China
. January 1951: a province-administered city of Guangdong May 1951: entrusted to Guangxi March 1952: officially administered by Guangxi May 1955: Administered by Guangdong
Guangdong
again 1956: reduced to a county-level city 1958: reduced to Beihai
Beihai
People's Commune
People's Commune
of Hepu County 1959: county-class town 1964: restored to county-class city June 1965: Administered by Guangxi
Guangxi
again October 1983: restored to prefecture-level city

Climate[edit] Beihai
Beihai
has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with mild to warm winters and long, hot (but not especially) summers, and very humid conditions year-round. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.6 °C (58.3 °F) in January to 29.0 °C (84.2 °F) in July, while extremes have ranged from 2.6 to 37.1 °C (37 to 99 °F). Rain is both the heaviest and most frequent from June to September, when 70% of the annual rainfall also occurs. This is in contrast to the autumn and winter months, where only 20 to 40 millimetres (0.79 to 1.57 in) of rain falls per month. The area receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually.[1]

Climate data for Beihai
Beihai
(1981−2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 27.9 (82.2) 29.9 (85.8) 31.5 (88.7) 33.4 (92.1) 35.8 (96.4) 36.2 (97.2) 36.2 (97.2) 37.1 (98.8) 36.4 (97.5) 34.7 (94.5) 32.0 (89.6) 28.8 (83.8) 37.1 (98.8)

Average high °C (°F) 18.7 (65.7) 19.7 (67.5) 22.5 (72.5) 27.0 (80.6) 30.4 (86.7) 31.6 (88.9) 32.0 (89.6) 31.8 (89.2) 31.2 (88.2) 29.1 (84.4) 25.3 (77.5) 21.2 (70.2) 26.71 (80.08)

Daily mean °C (°F) 14.6 (58.3) 15.9 (60.6) 18.9 (66) 23.4 (74.1) 26.8 (80.2) 28.6 (83.5) 29.0 (84.2) 28.5 (83.3) 27.4 (81.3) 24.8 (76.6) 20.7 (69.3) 16.6 (61.9) 22.93 (73.27)

Average low °C (°F) 11.8 (53.2) 13.4 (56.1) 16.3 (61.3) 20.9 (69.6) 24.1 (75.4) 26.1 (79) 26.4 (79.5) 25.8 (78.4) 24.6 (76.3) 21.8 (71.2) 17.5 (63.5) 13.5 (56.3) 20.18 (68.32)

Record low °C (°F) 3.3 (37.9) 2.6 (36.7) 3.5 (38.3) 9.6 (49.3) 15.0 (59) 19.9 (67.8) 22.2 (72) 18.7 (65.7) 16.1 (61) 12.0 (53.6) 6.4 (43.5) 2.6 (36.7) 2.6 (36.7)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 33.9 (1.335) 41.5 (1.634) 59.0 (2.323) 77.8 (3.063) 131.9 (5.193) 285.4 (11.236) 394.8 (15.543) 395.3 (15.563) 215.5 (8.484) 79.6 (3.134) 38.3 (1.508) 22.2 (0.874) 1,775.2 (69.89)

Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.5 11.6 12.3 11.4 11.7 14.0 14.9 18.2 13.3 8.5 5.3 5.3 135.0

Average relative humidity (%) 78 83 84 84 81 82 82 84 81 76 73 72 80

Source #1: China
China
Meteorological Data Service Center

Source #2: Weather China
China
(precipitation days 1971-2000)

Language[edit] Vernacular languages of Beihai
Beihai
include Qin-Lian Yue, Hakka and Min. Mandarin is of increasing prevalence as a result of the Chinese government's general promotion of it. Transportation[edit] Air Transportation[edit] Beihai
Beihai
is served by Beihai Fucheng Airport
Beihai Fucheng Airport
(BHY). It serves domestic destinations and also Hong Kong. Rail[edit] Beihai
Beihai
is served by a railway branch from Nanning. There are passenger trains to Nanning
Nanning
and Guilin.[3] At the end of 2013, the introduction of high-speed (D-series) train service to Beihai
Beihai
was announced as well.[4] References[edit]

^ a b 北海城市介绍 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2012-02-25.  ^ City Mayors: World's fastest growing urban areas ^ Beihai
Beihai
train schedule (in Chinese) ^ 广西再开通运营9对动车组 陈武宣布高铁开通 Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine. ( Guangxi
Guangxi
opens new CRH service, with 9 pairs of train a day. Chen Wu announces the opening of high-speed service), 2013-12-31

External links[edit]

Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Beihai.

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Guangxi
Zhuang Autonomous Region

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Nanning
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Beihai

Haicheng District Yinhai District Tieshangang District Hepu County

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