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Yingkou (simplified Chinese: 营口; traditional Chinese: 營口; pinyin: Yíngkǒu) is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. It is a port city of the Bohai Sea, and is the location of the mouth of the Liao River.

Yingkou

营口市

Yingkow
Bayuquan Port, Yingkou
Bayuquan Port, Yingkou
Location of Yingkou City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Location of Yingkou City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Yingkou is located in Liaoning
Yingkou
Yingkou
Location of the city centre in Liaoning
Coordinates (city(2220000)): 40°40′N 122°14′E / 40.667°N 122.233°E / 40.667; 122.233Coordinates: 40°40′N 122°14′E / 40.667°N 122.233°E / 40.667; 122.233
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceLiaoning
Districts and Counties
Government
 • CPC YingkouCommittee Secretary
 • MayorGao Jun
Area
 • Prefecture-level city4,970 km2 (1,920 sq mi)
 • Urban
664 km2 (256 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,775 km2 (685 sq mi)
Population
 (census 2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city2,428,534
 • Urban
897,515
 • Urban density1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,340,993
 • Metro density760/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
115000
Area code(s)410
ISO 3166 codeCN-LN-08
Licence platesH
Administrative division code210800
Websitewww.yingkou.gov.cn

The city has a total area of 4,970 square kilometres (1,920 sq mi), and a population of 2,428,534 at the 2010 census, of whom 1,340,993 live in the built up area made of three urban districts (Zhanqian, Xishi and Laobian) and Dashiqiao City now linked to the urban core.

NameEdit

Yingkou was historically known as Newchwang (Chinese: 牛庄; pinyin: Niuzhuang; Manchu: Ishangga gašan hoton) in postal romanization; it was one of the Treaty Ports opened under the Treaties of Tianjin of 1858. In fact, the actual town of Newchwang was about thirty miles upstream of Liao He, within today's county-level city of Haicheng. After the treaty had been signed, the British found that the river near Newchwang was too shallow for their ships. Instead, the treaty port was moved to the area nearer to the river mouth where today's Yingkou is located.

To avoid confusion between the two locations, careful English writers of the early 20th century would sometimes use Newchwang for Yingkou (explaining that "Ying-kow, ... outside Manchuria, ... is known only as Newchwang") and Niu-chuang (the proper Wade–Giles transcription of '牛庄') for the actual inland Niuzhuang Town.[2] Meanwhile, Newchwangcheng (牛庄城; postal:Newchwang Town) was adopted by the government as the inland town's name to distinguish it from the coastal city.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Yingkou prefecture is subdivided into 4 districts and 2 cities:

Map
Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
City Proper
Zhanqian District 站前区 Zhànqián Qū 310,634 36.35 8,545.64
Xishi District 西市区 Xīshì Qū 164,873 314.91 523.56
Laobian District 老边区 Lǎobiān Qū 125,454 217.54 576.69
Suburban
Bayuquan District 鲅鱼圈区 Bàyúquān Qū 431,087 280.86 1534.88
Satellite cities (County-level cities)
Dashiqiao City 大石桥市 Dàshíqiáo Shì 704,891 1,612.11 437.25
Gaizhou City 盖州市 Gàizhōu Shì 691,595 2,953.92 234.13
Total 2,428,534 5,415.68 448.43

GeographyEdit

 
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Yingkou is located in the northwestern part of the Liaodong Peninsula, and on the left bank of the Liaohe River, which enters the sea in the city. To the west is the Liaodong Bay of the Bohai Gulf, and the city thus looks across to Jinzhou and Huludao. Bordering prefecture cities are: Anshan (N and NE), Dalian (S), and Panjin (NW).

The city's metro area is located 166 km (103 mi) from the provincial capital of Shenyang, 204 km (127 mi) from Dalian, 84 kilometres (52 mi) from Anshan, and 70 km (43 mi) from Panjin. The city is located at latitude 39° 55'−40° 56' N and longitude 121° 56'−123° 02' E. At its greatest width, the city spans 111.8 km (69.5 mi) from north to south and 50.7 km (31.5 mi) from east to west. The total area of the city is 5,365 km2 (2,071 sq mi), occupying a mere 4.9% of the provincial area. The city has a total coastline of 96 km (60 mi).

ClimateEdit

Yingkou has a four-season humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa) with strong monsoonal influences. Though the climate is somewhat tempered by the city's location on the Bohai Gulf, winters are long, windy, cold but dry, and summers are hot and humid. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −8.5 °C (16.7 °F) in January to 25.0 °C (77.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 9.48 °C (49.1 °F). Precipitation is somewhat enhanced by the coastal location, with a majority of the annual rainfall occurring in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 51% in July to 68% in three months, the city receives 2,774 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Industrial zonesEdit

  • China Minmetals (Yingkou) industrial park
  • Yingkou Economic & Technological Development Zone. So far, five key industries have been formed, which are steel, chemical industry, mineral processing, logistics, textile and garment industry.[3]

SportEdit

The city is home to the basketball club Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association. The club brought forth several players of China's national basketball team. It plays its home games at the Benxi Gymnasium.

Partnership town and portsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Copyright by Yingkou People
  2. ^ Hosie, Sir Alexander (1910), Manchuria: its people, resources and recent history, J. B. Millet, p. 191
  3. ^ RightSite.asia | Yingkou Development Zone
  4. ^ "Города – побратимы Китая и России" (in Russian). Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  5. ^ http://www.greatlakes-seaway.com/en/pdf/slsdc_newsletter_summer_2007.pdf

External linksEdit