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This article is aboot the caipital o Fujian. For the ceety in Jiangxi, see Fuzhou, Jiangxi. For ither uises, see Fuzhou (disambiguation).
Fuzhou
福州
Prefectur-level ceety
福州市
frae tap, left tae richt: Black Pagoda o Fuzhou, White Pagoda o Fuzhou; the tradeetional Fuzhou-style gate o a mansion, fireproof waw an façade decoration in the Three Lanes an Seven Alleys in Fuzhou; Ceety skyline o Fuzhou
Location o Fuzhou Ceety jurisdiction in Fujian
Fuzhou is located in China
Fuzhou
Fuzhou
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 26°04′34″N 119°18′23″E / 26.07611°N 119.30639°E / 26.07611; 119.30639
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Fujian
Divisions
 - Coonty-level

5 destricts, 6 coonties,
& 2 Coonty-level ceeties
Government
 • CPC Ctte Secretary Yang Yue
 • Mayor Yang Yimin
Area
 • Prefectur-level ceety 12,177 km2 (4,702 sq mi)
 • Water 4,634 km2 (1,790 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Prefectur-level ceety 7,200,000
 • Urban 4,468,076
 • Rural 2,707,294
Time zone Cheenae Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 350000
Area code(s) 591
GDP 2011[1]
 - Tot CNY 373.478 billion
USD 59.22 billion
 - Per capita CNY 52,144
USD 8,268
 - Growth Increase 13.0%
License plate prefixes 闽A
Local dialect Fuzhou dialect o the Eastren Min Leid
Website Fuzhou.gov.cn
Fuzhou
Cheenese
Literal meanin Blessed Settlement

Aboot this soond Fuzhou  (Cheenese: ; pinyin: Fúzhōu, [fǔtʂóʊ]; 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'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]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

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.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

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 laich °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)
Precipitation mm (inches) 48.0
(1.89)
86.6
(3.409)
145.4
(5.724)
166.5
(6.555)
193.7
(7.626)
208.9
(8.224)
98.8
(3.89)
179.7
(7.075)
145.0
(5.709)
47.6
(1.874)
41.3
(1.626)
32.0
(1.26)
1,393.5
(54.862)
humidity 74 78 80 80 81 82 77 77 76 71 70 70 76.3
Avg. 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
Mean monthly sunshine hours 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 relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

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
Banner o Japan Japan Nagasaki Nagasaki October 20, 1980
Banner o Japan Japan Naha Okinawa Mey 20, 1981
Banner o Unitit States USA Syracuse New York August 25, 1991
Banner o Unitit States USA Tacoma Washington November 16, 1994
Banner o Brazil Brazil Campinas São Paulo November 8, 1996
Banner o Sooth Africae Sooth Africae George Wastren Cape 1997
Banner o Australie Australie Shoalhaven New Sooth Wales October 15, 2003
Banner o Guyana Guyana Georgetown Demerara-Mahaica Mey 17, 2006
Banner o Poland Poland Koszalin Wast Pomeranian Voivodeship Mey 19, 2007
Banner o Kenyae Kenyae Mombasa Coast Province Mey 19, 2008

Friendship ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Fuzhou has the following friendship cities:[5]

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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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