This airticle is aboot the caipital o Fujian. For the ceety in Jiangxi, see Fuzhou, Jiangxi. For ither uises, see Fuzhou (disambiguation).

Aboot this soondFuzhou  (Cheenese: ; pinyin: Fúzhōu, [fǔʈʂóu]; Cantonese: "Foochow", Fuzhou dialect: Hók-ciŭ) is the caipital an ane o the lairgest ceeties in Fujian Province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. Alang wi the mony coonties o Ningde, those o Fuzhou are considered tae constitute the Mindong (闽东, lit. East o Fujian) linguistic an cultural aurie.

Fuzhou

福州
福州市
Location o Fuzhou Ceety jurisdiction in Fujian
Location o Fuzhou Ceety jurisdiction in Fujian
Fuzhou is locatit in China
Fuzhou
Fuzhou
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 26°04′34″N 119°18′23″E / 26.07611°N 119.30639°E / 26.07611; 119.30639Coordinates: 26°04′34″N 119°18′23″E / 26.07611°N 119.30639°E / 26.07611; 119.30639
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
ProvinceFujian
Divisions
 - Coonty-level

5 destricts, 6 coonties,
& 2 Coonty-level ceeties
Govrenment
 • CPC Ctte SecretaryYang Yue
 • MayorYang Yimin
Aurie
 • Prefectur-level ceety12,177 km2 (4,702 sq mi)
 • Watter4,634 km2 (1,790 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Prefectur-level ceety7,200,000
 • Urban
4,468,076
 • Rural
2,707,294
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart)
Postal code
350000
Aurie code(s)591
GDP2011[1]
 - TotCNY 373.478 billion
USD 59.22 billion
 - Per capitaCNY 52,144
USD 8,268
 - GrowthIncrease 13.0%
License plate prefixes闽A
Local dialectFuzhou dialect o the Eastren Min Leid
WabsteidFuzhou.gov.cn
Fuzhou
Cheenese
Leeteral meaninBlessed Settlement

Fuzhou's core coonties lie on the north (or left) bank o the estuary o Fujian's lairgest river, the Min River. Aw alang its northren border lies Ningde, an Ningde's Gutian Coonty lies upriver. Fuzhou's coonties sooth o the Min border on Putian, Quanzhou, Sanming an Nanping municipalities. Its population is 7,115,370 indwallers at the 2010 census whom 4,408,076 indwallers are urban staundin aroond 61.95%, while rural population is at 2,707,294 staundin aroond 38.05%.[1]

GeographyEedit

Fuzhou is locatit in the northeast coast o Fujian province, in the opposite o North Taiwan, connects jointly northwards wi Ningde an Nanping, soothwards wi Quanzhou an Putian, wastwards wi Sanming respectively.

ClimateEedit

Fuzhou haes a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) influenced bi the East Asie Monsoon; the simmers are lang, very het an humid, the winters are short, mild an dry. In maist years torrential rain occurs durin the monsoon in the seicont hauf o Mey. Fuzhou is also liable tae typhoons in late simmer and early hairst. Monthly daily means range frae 10.9 °C (51.6 °F) in Januar tae 28.9 °C (84.0 °F) in Julie, while extreme temperaturs hae ranged frae −1.7 °C (29 °F) tae 41.7 °C (107 °F) [2]

Climate data for Fuzhou (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 15.2
(59.4)
15.2
(59.4)
18.1
(64.6)
23.2
(73.8)
26.7
(80.1)
30.5
(86.9)
34.1
(93.4)
33.3
(91.9)
30.2
(86.4)
26.4
(79.5)
22.0
(71.6)
17.7
(63.9)
24.4
(75.9)
Average law °C (°F) 8.2
(46.8)
8.3
(46.9)
10.6
(51.1)
15.0
(59.0)
19.2
(66.6)
23.0
(73.4)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
23.0
(73.4)
19.3
(66.7)
14.8
(58.6)
10.1
(50.2)
16.8
(62.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 48.0
(1.89)
86.6
(3.41)
145.4
(5.72)
166.5
(6.56)
193.7
(7.63)
208.9
(8.22)
98.8
(3.89)
179.7
(7.07)
145.0
(5.71)
47.6
(1.87)
41.3
(1.63)
32.0
(1.26)
1,393.5
(54.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.7 14.4 17.5 17.8 18.2 15.9 10.4 12.1 11.6 7.1 7.2 7.1 149.0
Average relative humidity (%) 74 78 80 80 81 82 77 77 76 71 70 70 76
Mean monthly sunshine oors 101.6 79.2 89.1 111.0 114.4 141.9 225.6 199.2 153.7 144.2 120.3 126.9 1,607.1
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Internaitional relationsEedit

Sister ceetiesEedit

Fuzhou is twinned wi the followin ceeties:[3][4]

 
The ceety o Fuzhou an Naha hae strang ties wi each ither in history. The above pictur depicts Fukushūen or the "Fuzhou Gairden" in Naha
Kintra Ceety Coonty/Destrict/Province/Region/State Date
  Japan Nagasaki Nagasaki October 20, 1980
  Japan Naha Okinawa Mey 20, 1981
  USA Syracuse New York August 25, 1991
  USA Tacoma Washington November 16, 1994
  Brazil Campinas São Paulo November 8, 1996
  Sooth Africae George Wastren Cape 1997
  Australie Shoalhaven New Sooth Wales October 15, 2003
  Guyana Georgetown Demerara-Mahaica Mey 17, 2006
  Poland Koszalin Wast Pomeranian Voivodeship Mey 19, 2007
  Kenyae Mombasa Coast Province Mey 19, 2008

Friendship ceetiesEedit

Fuzhou has the following friendship cities:[5]

Kintra Ceety Coonty/Destrict/Province/Region/State Date
  Sooth Korea Pyeongtaek Gyeonggi-do August 26, 2002[6]
  Sooth Korea Gwangyang Jeollanam-do Sep 3, 2009[7]

ReferencesEedit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Fuzhou Municipal Statistic Bureau". Fuzhou.gov.cn. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  2. "Extreme Temperatures Around the World". Retrieved 2010-12-02.
  3. "中国福州". Fuzhou.gov.cn. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2012-04-06.
  4. "Fujian Foreign Relations 福建省与国外友城关系一览表". The Foreign Affair Office of Fujian Provincial People's Government. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  5. "Fuzhou: Friendly Exchange Cities 福州国际友好城市概况". the official website of the Fuzhou city. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  6. "Friendly Exchange Cities Pyeongtaek 福州市与平泽市于2002年8月26日结为友好交流城市". the official website of the Fuzhou city. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  7. "Friendly Exchange Cities Gwangyang 福州市与平光阳市于2002年8月26日结为友好交流城市". the official website of the Fuzhou city. Retrieved 2010-02-09.

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