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Zaoyang

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Country  China
Population  1.054 million (2000)

Province  Hubei
Area  3,277.58 km2
Zaoyang in the past, History of Zaoyang

Map of Zaoyang

Zaoyang (simplified Chinese: 枣阳; traditional Chinese: 棗陽; pinyin: Zǎoyáng) is a city in northern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, near the border with Henan province. Administratively, it is a county-level city under the administration of Xiangyang. At the 2010 census its population was 1,004,741 inhabitants even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller.

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History

Zaoyang Beautiful Landscapes of Zaoyang

Remains dating back to the Warring States period (771 - 221 BCE) have been found near the city. Zaoyang was the site of two major battles during the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Suixian-Zaoyang and the Battle of Zaoyang-Yichang.

Geography and climate

Zaoyang's administrative area spans in latitude 31° 40'−32° 40' N, or 78 kilometres (48 mi) and in longitude 112° 30'−113° 00' N, or 65 kilometres (40 mi).

Zaoyang has a monsoon-influenced, four season humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with cold, damp (but comparatively dry), winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly daily averages range from 2.4 °C (36.3 °F) in January to 27.5 °C (81.5 °F) in July, with an annual mean temperature of 15.5 °C (59.9 °F). Precipitation peaks from May to August. The city receives an average 2,100 hours of sunshine per year.

Transport

Zaoyang is served by the Hankou–Danjiangkou Railway.

Notable people

  • Emperor Guangwu of Han, creator of the Western Han Dynasty, born in Zaoyang in 5 BCE.
  • Nie Haisheng, Flight Engineer of China's 2005 Shenzhou 6 manned spacecraft expedition, born in Zaoyang in 1964.
  • References

    Zaoyang Wikipedia


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