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Longkou
Longkou
County-level city
Nanshan Temple in Longkou
Nanshan Temple in Longkou
Longkou is located in Shandong
Longkou
Longkou
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°38?N 120°20?E / 37.633°N 120.333°E / 37.633; 120.333Coordinates: 37°38?N 120°20?E / 37.633°N 120.333°E / 37.633; 120.333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Yantai
Township-level divisions 5 subdistricts
8 towns
Municipal seat Donglai Subdistrict (?)
Population
 o Total 620,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 265700

Longkou (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Lóngk?u), formerly Huang County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Huáng Xiàn), is a port city in northeastern Shandong province, China, facing the Bohai Sea to the north and the Laizhou Bay to the west. Longkou, a county-level city, is administered by the prefecture-level city of Yantai. The total population of Longkou is 620,000.[]

History

Huang County was the center of the ancient Dongyi state of Lai during China's Zhou dynasty.[1] Under the Qing, it was administered as part of Dengzhou (now Penglai).[1]

Huang County was renamed Longkou in 1986.[2]

Administrative divisions

There are 5 subdistricts and 8 towns under the city's administration:[3]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Geography

Longkou is a coastal harbour city adjacent to Yantai to the east, linked to Qingdao to the south. Its administrative area (county-level city) covers 893 km2 (345 sq mi) and contains a coastline of 68.4 km (42.5 mi).[4]

Longkou is quite mountainous in the south and flat plains to the north. It has with low hills in the southeast and littoral plains in the northwest. There are mountains and rivers surrounding Longkou. The annual average temperature within the city is 11.7 °C. Although longkou has pleasant temperature in summer, it could be extremely cold during winter [5]

Climate

Climate data for Longkou
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1
(33)
2
(35)
8
(46)
16
(60)
22
(71)
27
(80)
29
(84)
28
(82)
24
(75)
19
(66)
11
(51)
4
(39)
15.9
(60.2)
Average low °C (°F) -7
(19)
-6
(21)
-1
(30)
5
(41)
11
(51)
17
(62)
21
(69)
20
(68)
14
(57)
9
(48)
2
(35)
-3
(26)
6.8
(43.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
10
(0.4)
13
(0.5)
33
(1.3)
38
(1.5)
71
(2.8)
165
(6.5)
135
(5.3)
64
(2.5)
36
(1.4)
23
(0.9)
10
(0.4)
607
(23.9)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

Economy

Longkou is well known for its production of cellophane noodles, it is home to the New Dragon Asia Corporation head office as well as the Nanshan Group, an industrial conglomerate.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Legge, James (1872), The Ch'un Ts'ew with Tso Chuen, The Chinese Classics, Vol. V, Hong Kong: Lane, Crawford, & Co., Prol., Ch. iii, p. 131 .
  2. ^ "History of Longkou". Official website of Longkou Government. Archived from the original on August 31, 2009. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ 2011: (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ (in Chinese) LongKou China
  5. ^ (in Chinese) LongKou China
  6. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Longkou, China". Weatherbase. 2011.  Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  7. ^ "https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-09/china-s-nanshan-buys-virgin-australia-stake-from-air-new-zealand"

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