Ruijin

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Ruijin (Chinese: 瑞金; pinyin: Ruìjīn) is a county-level city of Ganzhou in the mountains bordering Fujian Province in the south-eastern part of Jiangxi Province.

Ruijin
瑞金市
Ruijin
Ruijin
Location in Jiangxi
Location in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 25°53′10″N 116°01′37″E / 25.886°N 116.027°E / 25.886; 116.027Coordinates: 25°53′10″N 116°01′37″E / 25.886°N 116.027°E / 25.886; 116.027
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangxi
Prefecture-level cityGanzhou
Postal Code
342500
Ruijin
Chinese瑞金
PostalJuikin

It is most famous as one of the earliest centers of Chinese communist activity. After being forced out of Jinggang Mountains in the late 1920s by the Kuomintang, the Communists fled here, taking advantage of Ruijin's relative isolation in the rugged mountains along Jiangxi's border with Fujian. In 1931, under Mao Zedong's leadership, the Chinese Soviet Republic was established here, with Ruijin serving as its de facto capital. By 1934, they had again been surrounded by Chiang Kai-shek's forces. It is from here that the famed "Long March" began.[citation needed]

Ruijin is a popular destination for red tourism and ecotourism. It is a pilgrimage for Maoists from China and around the globe.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Ruijin City has 7 towns and 10 townships.[1]

7 Towns
  • Xianghu (象湖镇)
  • Ruilin (瑞林镇)
  • Rentian (壬田镇)
  • Jiubao (九堡镇)
  • Shazhouba (沙洲坝镇)
  • Xiefang (谢坊镇)
  • Wuyang (武阳镇)
10 Townships
  • Yeping Township (叶岛乡)
  • Dingpi Township (丁陂乡)
  • Dabaidi Township (大柏地乡)
  • Gangmian Township (岗面乡)
  • Ridong Township (日东乡)
  • Wantian Township (万田乡)
  • Huangbai Township (黄柏乡)
  • Yunshishan Township (云石山乡)
  • Zetan Township (泽覃乡)
  • Baying Township (拔英乡)

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Ruijin (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.9
(82.2)
31.2
(88.2)
31.7
(89.1)
34.1
(93.4)
35.8
(96.4)
37.5
(99.5)
40.4
(104.7)
39.7
(103.5)
37.4
(99.3)
36.4
(97.5)
33.5
(92.3)
27.9
(82.2)
40.4
(104.7)
Average high °C (°F) 13.4
(56.1)
15.1
(59.2)
18.6
(65.5)
24.5
(76.1)
28.4
(83.1)
31.1
(88.0)
34.2
(93.6)
33.5
(92.3)
30.4
(86.7)
26.5
(79.7)
21.2
(70.2)
16.0
(60.8)
24.4
(75.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
10.5
(50.9)
14.0
(57.2)
19.8
(67.6)
23.6
(74.5)
26.4
(79.5)
28.8
(83.8)
28.1
(82.6)
25.3
(77.5)
20.7
(69.3)
15.2
(59.4)
9.7
(49.5)
19.2
(66.6)
Average low °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
7.3
(45.1)
10.8
(51.4)
16.3
(61.3)
20.0
(68.0)
23.0
(73.4)
24.5
(76.1)
24.3
(75.7)
21.5
(70.7)
16.5
(61.7)
10.9
(51.6)
5.5
(41.9)
15.5
(59.8)
Record low °C (°F) −5.2
(22.6)
−2.5
(27.5)
−2.1
(28.2)
4.8
(40.6)
11.4
(52.5)
15.0
(59.0)
19.4
(66.9)
19.2
(66.6)
12.5
(54.5)
4.2
(39.6)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.5
(20.3)
−6.5
(20.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 68.6
(2.70)
121.1
(4.77)
211.2
(8.31)
216.3
(8.52)
263.5
(10.37)
262.8
(10.35)
121.5
(4.78)
146.5
(5.77)
98.2
(3.87)
50.4
(1.98)
48.4
(1.91)
43.8
(1.72)
1,652.3
(65.05)
Average relative humidity (%) 80 82 83 81 81 81 74 77 79 77 77 77 79
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[2]

TransportEdit

On 22 May 2016 the BBC reported that four cars fell into a sinkhole in Ruijin City.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "南京市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 16 August 2022.
  3. ^ "Sinkhole swallows four cars in China". BBC News.