Wugang, Hunan

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Wugang

武冈市

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Wugang is located in Hunan
Wugang
Wugang
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 26°43′36″N 110°37′55″E / 26.7266057693°N 110.6319439263°E / 26.7266057693; 110.6319439263Coordinates: 26°43′36″N 110°37′55″E / 26.7266057693°N 110.6319439263°E / 26.7266057693; 110.6319439263[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHunan
Prefecture-level cityShaoyang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
422400

Wugang (simplified Chinese: 武冈; traditional Chinese: 武岡; pinyin: Wǔgāng) is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. It is under the administration of Shaoyang prefecture-level City. Located on the southwest of the province and middle of Shaoyang's jurisdiction, the city is bordered to the north by Dongkou and Longhui Counties, to the west by Suining County, to the southwest by Chengbu County, to the southeast by Xinning County, to the northeast by Shaoyang County. Wugang City covers 1,539 km2 (594 sq mi), as of the 2010 census, the city had a registered population of 810,003 and a resident population of 734,870;[2] In 2014, it had a registered population of 834,868 and a resident population of 759,312.[3] The city has 4 subdistricts, 11 towns and 3 townships under its jurisdiction, the government seat is Shuiximen Subdistrict.[4]

Language[edit]

The Wugang dialect belongs to Xiang Chinese language. The minority languages of Miao people and Yao people are also spoken.

Ethnic groups[edit]

Wugang is mostly populated by Xiang-speaking people which is a branch of Han-Chinese.

There are also Miao minority and Yao minority living in Wugang.[5][6] One branch of the Wugang Yao people is known as "Dang" ().[7]

Demographics[edit]

Wugang has a population of approximately 730,000.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Wugang
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 8
(46)
9
(48)
14
(57)
20
(68)
25
(77)
29
(84)
32
(89)
32
(89)
28
(82)
22
(71)
16
(60)
11
(51)
21
(69)
Average low °C (°F) 2
(35)
3
(37)
7
(44)
13
(55)
17
(62)
21
(69)
23
(73)
22
(71)
19
(66)
14
(57)
9
(48)
3
(37)
13
(55)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61
(2.4)
76
(3.0)
110
(4.3)
180
(6.9)
220
(8.5)
190
(7.6)
110
(4.4)
140
(5.4)
84
(3.3)
99
(3.9)
81
(3.2)
46
(1.8)
1,390
(54.8)
Source: Weatherbase [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Wugang" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ about the population of Wugang City, according to the comprehensive analysis on the 2010 Population Census of Wugang City (10-Feb-12): 邵阳市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报, or doc88.com
  3. ^ about the population of Wugang City in 2014: 武冈人口
  4. ^ about the divisions of Wugang City (December 2, 2015), according to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Wugang City on December 2, 2015: rednet.cn: 《湖南省民政厅关于同意武冈市乡镇区划调整方案的批复》(湘民行发〔2015〕119号)
  5. ^ Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Jul 23, 2011Herold Jacob Wiens (1967). Han Chinese expansion in South China (reprint ed.). Shoe String Press. p. 276. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  6. ^ Herold Jacob Wiens, United States. Office of Naval Research (1952). China's march into the tropics: a discussion of the southward penetration of China's culture, peoples, and political control in relation to the non-Han-Chinese peoples of South China and in the perspective of historical and cultural geography. Defense Technical Information Center. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  7. ^ Richard David Cushman (1970). Rebel haunts and lotus huts: problems in the ethnohistory of the Yao, Part 1. Cornell. p. 111. Retrieved March 1, 2012.
  8. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Wugang, China". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.