Baoshan, Yunnan


Baoshan, Yunnan
Baoshan
保山
—  Prefecture-level city  —
保山市
Location of Baoshan Prefecture
Baoshan is located in China
Baoshan
Location within China
Coordinates: 25°07′N 99°10′E / 25.117°N 99.167°E / 25.117; 99.167
Country China
Province Yunnan
Admin HQ Longyang
Area
 – Total 19,040 km2 (7,351.4 sq mi)
Population
 – Total 2,500,000
 – Density 131.3/km2 (340.1/sq mi)
Postal code 678000
Area code(s) 0875
Website http://www.baoshan.gov.cn/
Yunnan e-Portal

Baoshan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Bǎoshān) is a prefecture-level city in western Yunnan province, China.

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Demography

The prefecture has about 2.5 million inhabitants.

Administrative divisions

The city-prefecture of Baoshan has jurisdiction over five subdivisions - a district and four counties:

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Baoshan mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Longyang District 隆阳区 Lóngyáng Qū 850,000 5,011 170
2 Shidian County 施甸县 Shīdiàn Xiàn 330,000 2,009 164
3 Tengchong County 腾冲县 Téngchōng Xiàn 610,000 5,845 104
4 Longling County 龙陵县 Lónglíng Xiàn 270,000 2,884 94
5 Changning County 昌宁县 Chāngníng Xiàn 340,000 3,888 87

Geography

It is located between the border of Myanmar and the river Mekong, in a cattle-rearing area. The Salween River (Nujiang) flows through the entire length of the prefecture, north to south.

Climate

The average temperatures for the town of Baoshan go from +9°C for the coldest month to +21,5°C for the hottest month, with an annual average of +16,3°C (figures in 1990).

Climate

Climate data for Baoshan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 16.5
(61.7)
18.0
(64.4)
21.2
(70.2)
23.7
(74.7)
25.5
(77.9)
25.5
(77.9)
25.0
(77.0)
25.7
(78.3)
25.1
(77.2)
23.4
(74.1)
19.8
(67.6)
17.3
(63.1)
22.23
(72.01)
Average low °C (°F) 1.7
(35.1)
3.3
(37.9)
6.1
(43.0)
9.9
(49.8)
14.3
(57.7)
18.1
(64.6)
18.2
(64.8)
17.8
(64.0)
16.2
(61.2)
13.2
(55.8)
8.0
(46.4)
3.2
(37.8)
10.83
(51.50)
Precipitation mm (inches) 15.7
(0.618)
28.4
(1.118)
38.2
(1.504)
45.0
(1.772)
69.9
(2.752)
138.4
(5.449)
157.4
(6.197)
172.6
(6.795)
147.5
(5.807)
111.4
(4.386)
51.1
(2.012)
12.6
(0.496)
988.2
(38.906)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.6 6.9 8.6 12.7 12.6 18.0 21.3 21.5 16.5 12.4 6.5 3.4 144
Source: Weather China

Transport

Baoshan lies on the road from Ruili to Kunming, a road partially upgraded to a four lane highway in places.

Baoshan Airport (AITA Code: BSD) has daily flights to and from Kunming. Flight time is 20 minutes.

See also

  • Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas - Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Gaoligongshan Mountain

External links

Coordinates: 25°07′N 99°10′E / 25.117°N 99.167°E / 25.117; 99.167


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