Minqing County

Minqing County is a county in the eastern Fujian Province, China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Fuzhou, the provincial capital.

Minqing
闽清县
Mintsing
闽清梅溪 - Mei River - 2014.11 - panoramio.jpg
Minqing is located in Fujian
Minqing
Minqing
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°13′N 118°52′E / 26.217°N 118.867°E / 26.217; 118.867Coordinates: 26°13′N 118°52′E / 26.217°N 118.867°E / 26.217; 118.867
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityFuzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Minqing County
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese閩清
Simplified Chinese闽清
Foochow name
FoochowMìng-chiăng

HistoryEdit

Fire from the soldiers at Meicheng (then romanized "Min-tsing") turned back an expedition by Karl Gützlaff and Edwin Stevens to explore and evangelize in Fujian's tea country in 1835.[1]

DivisionEdit

Minqing County includes the towns of Meicheng (梅城镇), Bandong (坂东镇), Chiyuan (池园镇), Meixi (梅溪镇), Baizhang (白樟镇), Baizhong (白中镇), Tazhuang (塔庄镇), Dongqiao (东桥镇), Xiongjiang (雄江镇), Jinsha (金沙镇), and Shenghuang (省璜镇) and the townships of Yunlong (云龙乡), Shanglian (上莲乡), Sanxi (三溪乡), Xiazhu (下祝乡), and Kulin (桔林乡).

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Minqing (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.2
(82.8)
31.9
(89.4)
36.3
(97.3)
36.7
(98.1)
38.6
(101.5)
39.2
(102.6)
42.3
(108.1)
40.7
(105.3)
39.9
(103.8)
36.3
(97.3)
33.6
(92.5)
28.5
(83.3)
42.3
(108.1)
Average high °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
16.9
(62.4)
19.8
(67.6)
24.7
(76.5)
28.4
(83.1)
31.5
(88.7)
35.3
(95.5)
34.6
(94.3)
31.4
(88.5)
27.5
(81.5)
23.0
(73.4)
18.3
(64.9)
25.6
(78.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.2
(52.2)
12.1
(53.8)
14.6
(58.3)
19.2
(66.6)
23.1
(73.6)
26.3
(79.3)
29.1
(84.4)
28.6
(83.5)
26.1
(79.0)
22.1
(71.8)
17.5
(63.5)
12.5
(54.5)
20.2
(68.4)
Average low °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
8.8
(47.8)
11.0
(51.8)
15.2
(59.4)
19.3
(66.7)
22.6
(72.7)
24.7
(76.5)
24.5
(76.1)
22.3
(72.1)
18.0
(64.4)
13.5
(56.3)
8.5
(47.3)
16.3
(61.4)
Record low °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−2.1
(28.2)
−2.3
(27.9)
5.2
(41.4)
9.2
(48.6)
13.3
(55.9)
20.2
(68.4)
19.3
(66.7)
13.6
(56.5)
6.3
(43.3)
1.2
(34.2)
−4.1
(24.6)
−4.1
(24.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 47.7
(1.88)
84.8
(3.34)
148.0
(5.83)
171.9
(6.77)
204.9
(8.07)
241.7
(9.52)
129.7
(5.11)
160.6
(6.32)
145.5
(5.73)
46.2
(1.82)
37.4
(1.47)
34.5
(1.36)
1,452.9
(57.22)
Average relative humidity (%) 74 76 77 76 77 80 75 76 76 74 74 74 76
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[2]

TransportationEdit

The county is served by Minqing North railway station on the Hefei–Fuzhou high-speed railway. The Nanping–Fuzhou railway passes through the county but there is no passenger service. The last passenger station, Minqing railway station, was closed in 2016.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Wylie, Alexander (1867), "Edwin Stevens", Memorials of Protestant Missionaries to the Chinese, Shanghai: American Presbyterian Mission Press, pp. 84–5.
  2. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 7 November 2022.