Chaohu

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Chaohu
巢湖市
County-level city
Chaohu train station
Chaohu train station
Chaohu in Hefei
Chaohu in Hefei
Hefei in Anhui
Hefei in Anhui
Coordinates: 31°35′55″N 117°51′42″E / 31.5986°N 117.8618°E / 31.5986; 117.8618Coordinates: 31°35′55″N 117°51′42″E / 31.5986°N 117.8618°E / 31.5986; 117.8618
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
Prefecture-level city Hefei
Government
 • Mayor Zhang Sheng (张生)
 • Secretary Hu Qisheng (胡启生)
Area
 • Total 2,063 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)
 • Total 859,000
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 238000
Area code(s) 0565 (abolished, now using 0551-8XXXXXXX)
License Plate Prefix 皖A (formerly 皖Q)

Chaohu (Chinese: 巢湖; pinyin: Cháohú) was formerly a prefecture-level city and is now a county-level city in central Anhui province, People's Republic of China. Situated on the northeast and southeast shores of Lake Chao, from which the city was named, Chaohu is under the administration of Hefei, the provincial capital, and is the latter's easternmost county-level division.

On August 22, 2011, the Anhui provincial government announced in a controversial decision[1] that Chaohu was split into three parts and was absorbed by neighboring cities.[2] Juchao District was renamed to Chaohu as a county-level city under Hefei's administration.[3]

Climate

Climate data for Chaohu (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
8.9
(48)
13.4
(56.1)
20.6
(69.1)
25.9
(78.6)
28.9
(84)
32.2
(90)
32.1
(89.8)
27.4
(81.3)
22.3
(72.1)
15.9
(60.6)
9.9
(49.8)
20.4
(68.7)
Average low °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
1.4
(34.5)
5.5
(41.9)
11.7
(53.1)
17.1
(62.8)
21.4
(70.5)
25.0
(77)
24.6
(76.3)
19.7
(67.5)
13.7
(56.7)
7.2
(45)
1.7
(35.1)
12.4
(54.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.0
(1.575)
54.5
(2.146)
92.6
(3.646)
87.4
(3.441)
114.1
(4.492)
181.1
(7.13)
181.5
(7.146)
127.0
(5)
74.6
(2.937)
66.7
(2.626)
53.0
(2.087)
26.4
(1.039)
1,098.9
(43.265)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.0 9.7 13.1 11.9 11.5 12.3 11.8 11.3 9.4 9.1 7.8 6.1 123
Source: Weather China

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Louisa Lim. "The Curious Case Of The Vanishing Chinese City". NPR.org. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Three-way split to wipe Anhui city off the map". China Daily. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011.
  3. ^ 安徽宣布撤销地级巢湖市 (in Chinese). Xinhuanet. August 22, 2011. Retrieved August 22, 2011.

External links

  • Government website of Chaohu (available in Chinese and English)
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