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Beihai
北海
Baekhaij

Pakhoi
Prefectur-level ceety
北海市
Beihai Silver Beach
Location o Beihai in Guangxi
Coordinates: 21°28′N 109°06′E / 21.467°N 109.100°E / 21.467; 109.100
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Region Guangxi
Area
 • Prefectur-level ceety 3,337 km2 (1,288 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (69 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefectur-level ceety 1,539,300
 • Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 572,000
 • Metro 405,600
Time zone Cheenae Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 536000
Area code(s) (+86) 779
Vehicle registration 桂E
Website http://www.beihai.gov.cn/
Beihai
Cheenese 北海
Literal meanin north of the sea

Běihǎi (Cheenese Postal Cairt Romanisation: Pakhoi; Cheenese: 北海) is a prefectur-level ceety in the sooth o Guangxi, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. The name o the ceety means "north o the sea" in Cheenese, signifyin its status as a seaport on the north shore o the Gulf o Tonkin, which haes grantit it historical importance as a port o internaitional trade for Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, an Yunnan.[1] Atween the years 2006 an 2020, Beihai is predicted tae be the warld's fastest growin ceety.[2] Beihai haes a lairge shipyard, but maist o the money generated in the ceety is derived frae trade.

In addition, it governs the small islands of Weizhou and Xieyang, and is directly north of Hainan Island.

Subdiveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beihai contains three destricts an ane coonty, which are subdividit intae five urban sub-destricts, 23 touns, 3 tounships, 87 neighborhuid committees, 343 veelage committees. (see also Admeenistrative diveesions o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae#Levels)

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Efter the 1876 Sino-Breetish Treaty o Yantai, aicht Wastren naitions (the UK, US, Germany, Austrick-Hungary, Fraunce, Italy, Portugal, an Belgium) set up embassies, hospitals, churches, schuils, an maritime customs. Today, 15 o these wastren biggins remain in Beihai. It offeecially acame an internaitional tourist spot (旅遊對外開放城市) in 1982.

Ceety timeline[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • December 4, 1949: Beihai acame a toun o Hepu Coonty unner the Communist Pairty o Cheenae .
  • January 1951: a province-admeenistered ceety o Guangdong
  • May 1951: entrusted tae Guangxi
  • March 1952: offeecially admeenistered bi Guangxi
  • May 1955: Admeenistered bi Guangdong again
  • 1956: reduced tae a coonty-level ceety
  • 1958: reduced tae Beihai Fowk's Commune o Hepu Coonty
  • 1959: coonty-class toun
  • 1964: restored tae coonty-class ceety
  • June 1965: Admeenistered bi Guangxi again
  • October 1983: restored tae prefectur-level ceety

Leid[eedit | eedit soorce]

Vernacular leids o Beihai include several Cantonese dialects an Hakka. Mandarin is o increasin prevalence as a result o pairt of the Cheenese govrenment's general promotion o Mandarin.

Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Air Transportation[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beihai is served bi Beihai Fucheng Airport (BHY). It serves domestic destinations an also Hong Kong.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Beihai haes a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), wi mild tae warm winters an lang, het (but nae especially) simmers, an very humid conditions year-round. The monthly 24-hour average temperatur ranges frae 14.5 °C (58.1 °F) in Januar tae 28.8 °C (83.8 °F) in Julie, while extremes hae ranged frae 2.0 to 37.1 °C (36 to 99 °F). Rain is baith the hiviest an maist frequent frae Juin tae September, when 70% o the annual rainfaw also occurs. This is in contrast tae the autumn an winter months, whaur only 20 to 40 millimetres (0.79 to 1.57 in) o rain faws per month. The aurie receives aboot 2,000 oors o sunshine annually.[1]

Climate data for Beihai (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average heich °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
19.2
(66.6)
22.4
(72.3)
26.9
(80.4)
30.3
(86.5)
31.5
(88.7)
31.9
(89.4)
31.6
(88.9)
31.1
(88.0)
28.7
(83.7)
26.0
(78.8)
21.2
(70.2)
26.6
(79.9)
Average laich °C (°F) 11.7
(53.1)
12.9
(55.2)
16.2
(61.2)
20.7
(69.3)
24.0
(75.2)
25.9
(78.6)
26.2
(79.2)
25.6
(78.1)
24.5
(76.1)
21.4
(70.5)
17.2
(63.0)
13.5
(56.3)
20.0
(68.0)
Rainfall mm (inches) 34.1
(1.343)
41.8
(1.646)
58.5
(2.303)
92.8
(3.654)
156.7
(6.169)
296.6
(11.677)
378.6
(14.906)
393.9
(15.508)
196.9
(7.752)
95.4
(3.756)
38.3
(1.508)
20.4
(0.803)
1,804.0
(71.024)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.5 11.6 12.3 11.4 11.7 14.0 14.9 18.2 13.3 8.5 5.3 5.3 135.0
Source: Cheenae Wather [1]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "北海城市介绍" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather.com.cn. Retrieved 2012-02-25. 
  2. City Mayors: World's fastest growing urban areas

Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]

Wikivoyage-Logo-v3-icon.svg Travel guide tae Beihai frae Wikivoyage