Wenshan City

Wenshan (Chinese: 文山市; pinyin: Wénshān Shì; Zhuang: Vwnzsanh Si) is a city in and the seat of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the southeast of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It once was a county (Wenshan County; 文山县), but on 2 December 2010, with the approval of the PRC State Council, it was upgraded to a county-level city.

Wenshan

文山市 · Vwnzsanh Si
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Hemimorphite from Wenshan Mine
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Wenshan City (pink) within Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Wenshan is located in Yunnan
Wenshan
Wenshan
Location of the city centre in Yunnan
Coordinates (Wenshan City government): 23°23′13″N 104°13′59″E / 23.387°N 104.233°E / 23.387; 104.233Coordinates: 23°23′13″N 104°13′59″E / 23.387°N 104.233°E / 23.387; 104.233
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Autonomous prefectureWenshan
Area
 • Total4,500 km2 (1,700 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[citation needed]
 • Total481,504
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
663000
Area code(s)0876
Websitehttp://www.37.gov.cn/

Administrative divisionsEdit

In the present, Wenshan City has 3 subdistricts, 7 towns, 4 townships and 5 ethnic townships.

3 subdistricts
7 towns
4 townships
5 ethnic townships

EconomyEdit

One of the largest companies based in Wenshan County is the electric power supplier Yunnan Wenshan Electric Power Co., Ltd. It is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. [1]

The Wenshan Zinc Mine is known for producing world class, deep blue hemimorphite specimens.[1]

Wenshan is a producer of 'Sanchi', a plant with medicinal properties which grows away from daylight under huge plastic sheets.

ClimateEdit

Due to its low latitude tempered by its high elevation, Wenshan has a mild humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) with short, mild, dry winters and warm, rainy summers. Wenshan is situated in the so-called 'Valley of Eternal Spring'. Because it is on a plateau, temperatures are quite constant throughout the year, with more precipitations during the summer months.

Climate data for Wenshan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 27.8
(82.0)
32.6
(90.7)
33.2
(91.8)
35.2
(95.4)
35.9
(96.6)
34.2
(93.6)
33.1
(91.6)
33.6
(92.5)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
29.0
(84.2)
29.1
(84.4)
35.9
(96.6)
Average high °C (°F) 17.4
(63.3)
19.6
(67.3)
24.1
(75.4)
26.9
(80.4)
27.6
(81.7)
27.8
(82.0)
27.6
(81.7)
27.5
(81.5)
26.1
(79.0)
23.4
(74.1)
20.4
(68.7)
17.8
(64.0)
23.8
(74.9)
Average low °C (°F) 7.2
(45.0)
8.7
(47.7)
11.8
(53.2)
15.5
(59.9)
18.1
(64.6)
19.6
(67.3)
19.6
(67.3)
19.0
(66.2)
17.5
(63.5)
15.0
(59.0)
11.2
(52.2)
7.4
(45.3)
14.2
(57.6)
Record low °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
0.5
(32.9)
5.6
(42.1)
10.0
(50.0)
13.4
(56.1)
14.3
(57.7)
13.7
(56.7)
10.5
(50.9)
4.2
(39.6)
1.0
(33.8)
−3.0
(26.6)
−3.0
(26.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.9
(0.55)
18.3
(0.72)
28.9
(1.14)
53.8
(2.12)
120.8
(4.76)
134.8
(5.31)
206.4
(8.13)
185.4
(7.30)
119.4
(4.70)
66.0
(2.60)
45.6
(1.80)
11.9
(0.47)
1,005.2
(39.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 6.7 6.1 5.9 10.1 15.6 17.6 20.6 21.4 15.8 12.2 8.8 4.3 145.1
Source: Weather China

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