Pucheng County, Fujian

Pucheng County (simplified Chinese: 浦城县; traditional Chinese: 浦城縣; pinyin: Pǔchéng Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Nanping, in northern Fujian province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi to the northwest and Zhejiang to the east; it is the northernmost county-level division of Fujian.

Pucheng County
浦城县
Location of Pucheng County within Nanping City
Location of Pucheng County within Nanping City
Pucheng is located in Fujian
Pucheng
Pucheng
Location of the seat in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°54′N 118°31′E / 27.900°N 118.517°E / 27.900; 118.517Coordinates: 27°54′N 118°31′E / 27.900°N 118.517°E / 27.900; 118.517
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Prefecture-level cityNanping
Government
 • CPC County Committee SecretaryZhou Yonghe
Area
 • Total3,383 km2 (1,306 sq mi)
 • Water100 km2 (40 sq mi)
Population
 • Total320,000
 • Density95/km2 (240/sq mi)
 in the year 2000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.pc.gov.cn

The county is named for the Nanpu Brook, a major tributary to the Min River.

GeographyEdit

 
Pucheng (labeled as P'U-CH'ENG 浦城) (1954)

Pucheng comprises 3,383.02 square kilometres (1,306.19 sq mi) in the Wuyi Mountains which separates Fujian and Jiangxi provinces. It borders Songxi County to the southeast, Jianyang District to the south and Wuyishan City (location of the famous UNESCO park) to the west, all within Nanping. The municipality of Shangrao, Jiangxi, borders to the northwest; those of Quzhou, to the north, and Lishui, to the east, are in Zhejiang.

CultureEdit

LanguageEdit

The Pucheng dialect shares some features with Wu, but is classed among the Southern Chinese varieties. It is however not demonstrably a member of the Min subgroup (which covers almost all of Fujian), and pending further research must stand as an isolate - the sole exemplar of the Pucheng group of Southern Chinese.[1] Some Wu dialects and the Northern Min dialect of Shibei are also spoken in Pucheng.

Intangible Cultural HeritageEdit

Administrative divisionsEdit

The county administers 2 street offices, 9 towns and 8 townships. The county executive, legislature and judiciary are in Nanpu Street Office, together with the CPC and PSB branches.[2]

Street offices (街道, jiedao)Edit

  • Nanpu (南浦) - the county seat
  • Hebin (河滨)

Towns (镇, zhen)Edit

  • Fuling (富岭)
  • Shibei (石陂)
  • Linjiang (临江)
  • Xianyang (仙阳)
  • Shuibeijie (水北街)
  • Yongxing (永兴)
  • Zhongxin (忠信)
  • Liantang (莲塘)
  • Jiumu (九牧)

Townships (乡, xiang)Edit

  • Wan'an(万安)
  • Gulou(古楼)
  • Shanxia (山下)
  • Fengxi(枫溪)
  • Haocun(濠村)
  • Guancuo(管厝)
  • Panting(盘亭)
  • Guanlu(官路)

TransportationEdit

ExpresswayEdit

SpecialtyEdit

  • Pucheng Rouyan/Taipingyan (浦城肉燕/太平燕)
  • tofu ball (豆腐丸)
  • osmanthus tea (桂花茶)
  • wild jujube cake (酸枣糕)
  • baojiu (包酒/七倒金)

ArchaeologyEdit

In 2006 mound tombs of the Wuyue Kingdom were discovered in Guanjiu village. (The kingdom was contemporary with the Spring and Autumn period and Warring States period of the Yellow River-centred Hans). Considered a strongly significant element of Wuyue culture, these are the first such tombs discovered in Fujian Province. 72 bronze funerary articles were excavated from the tombs, making the excavation the largest harvest of bronze items in Fujian archaeological history.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Pucheng (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
30.0
(86.0)
33.0
(91.4)
34.1
(93.4)
35.5
(95.9)
36.2
(97.2)
42.0
(107.6)
41.1
(106.0)
39.3
(102.7)
37.3
(99.1)
33.0
(91.4)
26.0
(78.8)
42.0
(107.6)
Average high °C (°F) 12.0
(53.6)
13.8
(56.8)
17.4
(63.3)
23.3
(73.9)
27.3
(81.1)
29.7
(85.5)
33.5
(92.3)
33.3
(91.9)
30.0
(86.0)
25.7
(78.3)
20.2
(68.4)
14.8
(58.6)
23.4
(74.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.7
(47.7)
12.2
(54.0)
17.7
(63.9)
21.8
(71.2)
24.8
(76.6)
27.7
(81.9)
27.1
(80.8)
24.0
(75.2)
19.3
(66.7)
13.6
(56.5)
8.2
(46.8)
17.7
(63.8)
Average low °C (°F) 3.1
(37.6)
5.2
(41.4)
8.6
(47.5)
13.8
(56.8)
18.0
(64.4)
21.3
(70.3)
23.5
(74.3)
23.1
(73.6)
20.1
(68.2)
14.9
(58.8)
9.2
(48.6)
3.8
(38.8)
13.7
(56.7)
Record low °C (°F) −6.6
(20.1)
−5.0
(23.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
2.4
(36.3)
8.7
(47.7)
12.6
(54.7)
18.9
(66.0)
16.5
(61.7)
11.3
(52.3)
2.3
(36.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
−7.6
(18.3)
−7.6
(18.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 74.7
(2.94)
101.0
(3.98)
197.4
(7.77)
226.4
(8.91)
244.2
(9.61)
368.0
(14.49)
140.2
(5.52)
114.1
(4.49)
89.2
(3.51)
52.7
(2.07)
65.1
(2.56)
46.7
(1.84)
1,719.7
(67.69)
Average relative humidity (%) 79 80 81 79 79 82 78 79 79 77 78 76 79
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Notable personsEdit

  • Ye Jianming, founder and former Chairman of CEFC China Energy Company Limited

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Norman, Jerry, Chinese, Cambridge University Press, 1988, ISBN 0-521-29653-6. p.243
  2. ^ Fujian Sheng Dituce, China Map Publishing, 1999, ISBN 7-5031-2176-9. p.43

External linksEdit