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Yong'an
Yong'an
(Chinese: 永安; pinyin: Yǒng'ān; Wade–Giles: Yung-an) is a county-level city in west-central Fujian
Fujian
province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the Sha River, which is a tributary of the Min River.[1][2] Yong'an
Yong'an
is located in west-central Sanming
Sanming
City, located approximately 290 km (180 miles) west of Fuzhou, the provincial capital. The city's population is 319,000 (2003–2004).The natural population growth rate is 5.87%.[1][2] Yong'an
Yong'an
is known for:[1][2]

Its rich natural resources (hence the saying "gold mountain silver water"). The forest coverage is more than 85%, which is a miracle percentage in southern-east of China. A relatively strong industrial base. Yong'an
Yong'an
is a rising industrial city in Fujian
Fujian
Province and an important energy and raw materials production base. A relatively complete infrastructure located in the northwest of Fujian
Fujian
Minnan. It is an important transport hub and a distribution center. A relatively high level of urbanization, actively creating better urban residences.

Climate[edit] Yong'an, 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 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) in January to 28.2 °C (82.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 19.36 °C (66.8 °F). Rainfall averages more than 190 mm (7.5 in) per month from March to June before gradually tapering off until early winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 23% in March to 55% in July, the city receives 1,629 hours of bright sunshine annually, with summer being the sunniest time of the year; spring and late winter are especially overcast and damp.

Climate data for Yong'an
Yong'an
(1971−2000)

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

Record high °C (°F) 30.4 (86.7) 31.0 (87.8) 34.5 (94.1) 36.0 (96.8) 37.1 (98.8) 38.2 (100.8) 39.8 (103.6) 39.5 (103.1) 38.9 (102) 37.3 (99.1) 34.9 (94.8) 28.2 (82.8) 39.8 (103.6)

Average high °C (°F) 15.2 (59.4) 16.3 (61.3) 20.3 (68.5) 25.2 (77.4) 28.4 (83.1) 31.5 (88.7) 34.6 (94.3) 33.8 (92.8) 30.9 (87.6) 26.7 (80.1) 21.4 (70.5) 16.9 (62.4) 25.1 (77.2)

Daily mean °C (°F) 9.7 (49.5) 11.2 (52.2) 15.0 (59) 19.7 (67.5) 23.1 (73.6) 26.0 (78.8) 28.2 (82.8) 27.4 (81.3) 25.0 (77) 20.8 (69.4) 15.4 (59.7) 10.7 (51.3) 19.4 (66.9)

Average low °C (°F) 6.1 (43) 7.9 (46.2) 11.5 (52.7) 16.0 (60.8) 19.4 (66.9) 22.3 (72.1) 23.6 (74.5) 23.3 (73.9) 21.2 (70.2) 16.9 (62.4) 11.5 (52.7) 6.7 (44.1) 15.5 (60.0)

Record low °C (°F) −4.4 (24.1) −2.9 (26.8) −2.3 (27.9) 4.4 (39.9) 9.5 (49.1) 12.7 (54.9) 20.2 (68.4) 16.7 (62.1) 13.0 (55.4) 2.4 (36.3) −1.7 (28.9) −6.0 (21.2) −6 (21.2)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.9 (2.24) 110.3 (4.343) 199.2 (7.843) 209.7 (8.256) 256.2 (10.087) 224.7 (8.846) 101.5 (3.996) 158.4 (6.236) 102.6 (4.039) 61.6 (2.425) 41.6 (1.638) 41.2 (1.622) 1,563.9 (61.571)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 11.1 14.5 18.3 18.7 19.0 17.1 12.2 14.4 12.0 8.3 7.3 7.9 160.8

Average relative humidity (%) 80 81 82 81 81 80 75 78 79 78 80 80 79.6

Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.8 79.3 86.6 102.4 124.1 148.0 232.3 206.2 162.1 148.9 124.3 118.3 1,629.3

Percent possible sunshine 29 25 23 27 30 36 55 51 44 42 38 36 37

Source #1: China Meteorological Administration

Source #2: Weather China

References[edit]

^ a b c http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9078153 accessed August 14, 2005 ^ a b c "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 4, 2005. Retrieved August 14, 2005.  accessed August 14, 2005

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County-level divisions of Fujian
Fujian
Province

Fuzhou
Fuzhou
(capital)

Sub-provincial city

Xiamen

Siming District Haicang District

Fujian
Fujian
Free-Trade Zone

Huli District

Fujian
Fujian
Free-Trade Zone

Jimei District Tong'an District Xiang'an District

Prefecture-level cities

Fuzhou

Gulou District Taijiang District Cangshan District Mawei District

Fujian
Fujian
Free-Trade Zone

Jin'an District Changle District Fuqing
Fuqing
City Minhou County Lianjiang County Luoyuan County Minqing County Yongtai County Pingtan County

Fujian
Fujian
Free-Trade Zone

Putian

Chengxiang District Hanjiang District Licheng District Xiuyu District Xianyou County

Sanming

Meilie District Sanyuan District Yong'an
Yong'an
City Mingxi County Qingliu County Ninghua County Datian County Youxi County Sha County Jiangle County Taining County Jianning County

Quanzhou

Licheng District Fengze District Luojiang District Quangang District Shishi City Jinjiang City Nan'an City Hui'an County Anxi County Yongchun County Dehua County Jinmen County¹

Zhangzhou

Xiangcheng District Longwen District Longhai City Yunxiao County Zhangpu County Zhao'an County Changtai County Dongshan County Nanjing County Pinghe County Hua'an County

Nanping

Jianyang District Yanping District Shaowu
Shaowu
City Wuyishan City Jian'ou
Jian'ou
City Shunchang County Pucheng County Guangze County Songxi County Zhenghe County

Longyan

Xinluo District Yongding District Zhangping
Zhangping
City Changting County Shanghang County Wuping County Liancheng County

Ningde

Jiaocheng District Fu'an
Fu'an
City Fuding
Fuding
City Shouning County Xiapu County Zherong County Pingnan County Gutian County Zhouning County

¹ — Jinmen (Kinmen/Quemoy) is administered as a county by the Republic of China, but c

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