Meishan (Chinese: 眉山; Sichuanese Pinyin: Mi2san1; local pronunciation: [mi˨˩sã˥]; pinyin: Méishān; Wade–Giles: Mei-shan), formerly known as Meizhou (眉州) or Qingzhou (青州), is a prefecture-level city with 2,955,219 inhabitants as of 2020 census whom 1,232,648 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of the 2 urban districts of Dongpo and Pengshan. Its located in Sichuan province, China. Meishan is in the southwest of Sichuan Basin.

Meishan
眉山市
Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Meishan is located in Sichuan
Meishan
Meishan
Location of the city center in Sichuan
Meishan is located in China
Meishan
Meishan
Meishan (China)
Coordinates (Meishan municipal government): 30°04′38″N 103°50′54″E / 30.0771°N 103.8484°E / 30.0771; 103.8484Coordinates: 30°04′38″N 103°50′54″E / 30.0771°N 103.8484°E / 30.0771; 103.8484
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Municipal seatDongpo District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city7,173.82 km2 (2,769.83 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,796.1 km2 (693.5 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,796.1 km2 (693.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city2,955,219
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,232,648
 • Urban density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,232,648
 • Metro density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
620000
Area code028
ISO 3166 codeCN-SC-14
Websitewww.ms.gov.cn

It belonged to Leshan Prefecture before 1997. Then Meishan Prefecture was founded in 1997 upon approval of state council. It was renamed Meishan City in 2000.

Administrative subdivisionsEdit

It has 2 county-level district and 4 counties.

Map
Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010) Area (km2) Density (/km2)
Dongpo District 东坡区 Dōngpō Qū 840,909 1,331 632
Pengshan District 彭山区 Péngshān Qū 329,777 465 709
Renshou County 仁寿县 Rénshòu Xiàn 1,571,112 2,606 603
Hongya County 洪雅县 Hóngyǎ Xiàn 343,321 1,896 181
Danleng County 丹棱县 Dānléng Xiàn 163,032 449 363
Qingshen County 青神县 Qīngshén Xiàn 197,029 387 509

HistoryEdit

Notable peopleEdit

  • Su Shi, Song Dynasty writer and poet (1037–1101), was a native of Meishan, and a historic temple commemorating him and his father and brother, also notable writers (the "three Su") is located in the city.
  • Yuan Chiung-chiung, Taiwanese author whose family originated in the area

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Meishan (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.2
(66.6)
24.1
(75.4)
32.1
(89.8)
34.3
(93.7)
36.1
(97.0)
36.5
(97.7)
37.7
(99.9)
38.1
(100.6)
36.6
(97.9)
30.7
(87.3)
26.1
(79.0)
18.7
(65.7)
38.1
(100.6)
Average high °C (°F) 10.1
(50.2)
12.5
(54.5)
17.3
(63.1)
22.9
(73.2)
27.2
(81.0)
28.7
(83.7)
30.7
(87.3)
30.3
(86.5)
26.4
(79.5)
21.4
(70.5)
16.8
(62.2)
11.2
(52.2)
21.3
(70.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.8
(47.8)
12.8
(55.0)
17.8
(64.0)
22.3
(72.1)
24.4
(75.9)
26.2
(79.2)
25.6
(78.1)
22.5
(72.5)
18.1
(64.6)
13.4
(56.1)
8.1
(46.6)
17.2
(63.0)
Average low °C (°F) 4.1
(39.4)
6.2
(43.2)
9.5
(49.1)
14.0
(57.2)
18.5
(65.3)
21.2
(70.2)
22.9
(73.2)
22.4
(72.3)
19.8
(67.6)
15.8
(60.4)
10.9
(51.6)
5.7
(42.3)
14.3
(57.7)
Record low °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
−1.7
(28.9)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.5
(41.9)
8.5
(47.3)
14.8
(58.6)
16.7
(62.1)
17.0
(62.6)
13.7
(56.7)
5.3
(41.5)
0.9
(33.6)
−3.2
(26.2)
−3.3
(26.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11.8
(0.46)
16.3
(0.64)
30.2
(1.19)
57.6
(2.27)
87.9
(3.46)
144.0
(5.67)
231.1
(9.10)
255.3
(10.05)
130.4
(5.13)
46.0
(1.81)
20.0
(0.79)
9.0
(0.35)
1,039.6
(40.92)
Average relative humidity (%) 84 82 78 77 74 80 83 84 83 84 83 84 81
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "China: Sìchuān (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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