Yongchuan District

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Yongchuan
永川区
District
Skyline of Yongchuan
Skyline of Yongchuan
Yongchuan District in Chongqing
Yongchuan District in Chongqing
Country China
Region Chongqing
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://yc.cq.gov.cn/

Yongchuan (Chinese: 永川; pinyin: Yǒngchuān Qū) is a district of Chongqing, China, located by the north side of upper reach of Yangtze River, with a history of 1200 years. Yongchuan is 63 km away from Yuzhong of Chongqing city and 276 km from Chengdu.

Administration

Yongchuan District administers 19 townships and 3 subdistricts.

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[1] Area (km2)
Zhongshan Road Subdistrict 中山路街道 Zhōngshānlù Jiēdào 192,954 61.57
Shengli Road Subdistrict 胜利路街道 Shènglìlù Jiēdào 134,218 61.76
Nanda Avenue Subdistrict 南大街街道 Nándàjiē Jiēdào 88,948 78.3
Chashanzhuhai Subdistrict 茶山竹海街道 Cháshānzhúhǎi Jiēdào 42,383 96.6
Da'an Subdistrict 大安街道 Dà'ān Jiēdào 48,371 92.46
Chenshi Subdistrict 陈食街道 Chénshí Jiēdào 39,863 84
Weixinghu Subdistrict 卫星湖街道 Wèixīnghú Jiēdào 38,112 67.83
Qingfeng Town 青峰镇 Qīngfēng Zhèn 19,627 49
Jinlong Town 金龙镇 Jīnlóng Zhèn 21,665 91.56
Linjiang Town 临江镇 Línjiāng Zhèn 25,740 77.1
Hegeng Town 何埂镇 Hégěng Zhèn 38,106 81
Songgai Town 松溉镇 Sōnggài Zhèn 14,270 34
Xianlong Town 仙龙镇 Xiānlóng Zhèn 36,561 83.2
Ji'an Town 吉安镇 Jí'ān Zhèn 20,978 60.01
Wujian Town 五间镇 Wǔjiān Zhèn 19,861 35.5
Laisu Town 来苏镇 Láisū Zhèn 41,361 95.6
Baofeng Town 宝峰镇 Bǎofēng Zhèn 14,007 39
Shuangshi Town 双石镇 Shuāngshí Zhèn 24,315 66
Honglu Town 红炉镇 Hónglú Zhèn 21,618 64
Yongrong Town 永荣镇 Yǒngróng Zhèn 14,305 43
Sanjiao Town 三教镇 Sānjiào Zhèn 46,458 108
Banqiao Town 板桥镇 Bǎnqiáo Zhèn 22,725 70.77
Zhutuo Town 朱沱镇 Zhūtuó Zhèn 58,262 128

History

Yongchuan enjoys a history of 1200 years.

  • In 776, Yongchuan county was established.
  • In 1983, Yongchuan county was put under the administration of Chongqing city.
  • In 1992, Yongchuan county was promoted to a city level, called Yongchuan city.
  • In 2006, Yongchuan city was changed into Yongchuan district, a county-level division of Chongqing.

Geographic condition

Yongchuan is in west Chongqing, in border with Bishan and Jiangjin in east, with Dazu and Rongchang in west, with Tongliang in north, and with Luxiang and Hejiang. Yongchuan is located in 05°37′31″-106°5′7″ of longitude and 28°56′16″-29°34′30″ of north latitude. It is 70.65 km long from south end to north end and 44.85 km wide from east end to north end,total area is 1572.66 [km²].

Weather condition

The climate of Yongchuan belongs to subtropic monsoon weather style,with an annual average temperature of 18.6℃, monthly average temperature of 7.1℃ in January, 28℃ in July, total annual radiation of 1273.6 hrs, total annual rainfall of 1034 mm, frost-free period of 317 days .

Transportation

The Yangtze river passes through Jiangjin, making up a 17.6 [km] long waterway. Both the Chengdu-Chongqing freeway and Chengdu-Chongqing railway have their ways across Yongchuan, which make up a very convenient traffic condition.

Economy

  • Yongchuan is one of important agricultural production areas in China, with a products include of rice, wheat, sweet potato, tea, vegetables, fruits, silk and bamboo. Its animal husbandry include pig raising etc.
  • In 2006,its total annual GDP was CNY12.194 billion.

Tourism

The famous tourism place in Yongchuan is the Tea Mountain and Bamboo Sea.

References

  1. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2. 

External links

  • Official website

Coordinates: 29°22′N 105°54′E / 29.367°N 105.900°E / 29.367; 105.900

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