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Hanzhong
—  Prefecture-level city  —
Chinese transcription(s)
 - Simplified 汉中
 - Traditional 漢中
 - Pinyin Hànzhōng
night view,Hanzhong
Hanzhong in Shaanxi, China
Hanzhong is located in China
Hanzhong
Location in China
Coordinates: 33°04′39″N 107°01′34″E / 33.0775°N 107.02611°E / 33.0775; 107.02611
Country China
Province Shaanxi
Area
 - Total 27,246 km2 (10,519.7 sq mi)
Population (2004)
 - Total 3,700,000
 - Density 135.8/km2 (351.7/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 723000
Area code(s) 0916
Website http://www.hanzhong.gov.cn

Hanzhong (simplified Chinese: 汉中traditional Chinese: 漢中pinyin: HànzhōngWade-Giles: Hanchung) is a municipality in the southwest corner of Shaanxi province, in central China. The population in 2006 was approximately 3.74 million, in a municipal territory of 27 246 square kilometres.[1]

  

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History

The city was formerly called Nanzheng. It formed the center of the Han Principality. The latter was assigned to Liu Bang by Xiang Yu after the fall of Qin, during the 18 Kingdoms interregnum preceding the establishment of the Han Empire by Liu. During the Three Kingdoms Period Hanzhong, as a border city between the kingdoms of Wei and Shu, had considerable strategic importance, but only from the Wei side of the city.

Baohe River
Panorama of Hanzhong

Administration

The municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Hantai District (汉台区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux.

Aside of Hantai, the municipality oversees ten counties -

Economy

Hanzhong is a major agricultural and trade center, with some sawmilling and light industry.

Situation

Hanzhong is located in the southwestern part of the Shaanxi province, in the center of the Hanzhong Basin, on the Han River, near the Sichuan border. Hanzhong lies 500 meters above sea level.

It has an area of 27,246 square kilometers.[2] Annual mean temperature: 14.3°C.

Weather data for Hanzhong
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
9
(48)
14
(57)
20
(68)
25
(77)
28
(82)
30
(86)
29
(84)
24
(75)
19
(66)
12
(53)
8
(46)
18
(64)
Average low °C (°F) -1
(30)
1
(33)
5
(41)
10
(50)
15
(59)
19
(66)
22
(71)
21
(69)
16
(60)
11
(51)
5
(41)
0
(32)
10
(50)
Precipitation cm (inches) 0.7
(0.3)
1
(0.4)
2.9
(1.1)
6
(2.4)
9
(3.5)
9.8
(3.8)
16.3
(6.4)
13.4
(5.3)
15.7
(6.2)
7.6
(3.0)
3.2
(1.3)
0.8
(0.3)
86.3
(33.9)
Source: Weatherbase[3] 2009-2

Military-industrial

As a military program, 012 base have established since 1960s,is responsible for military transport aircraft and Air-to-air missile.

Transport

Education

Shaanxi University of Technology

Sights

  • Ancient Baoxie Plank Road, also called Baoxie Road or Daogu. It stretches for 120 km from Baocheng County of Hanzhong City in the south to Xieyu Pass in Meixian County in the north.
  • Baijiang Platform
  • Ancient Hutou Bridge

See also

Notes and references

External links


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Contents

Hanzhong (汉中; Hànzhōng) is a city in Shaanxi Province.

Eat

Hanzhong liangpi is very good!

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