Yangzhou Travel Guide
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Total Population: 4.46 million
Urban Population: 500, 000
Total Area: 6, 638 square kilometers
Nationalities: Han, Hui, Manchu, Tujia, Miao and Dong
Zip Code: 321000
Area Code: 0514
Administrative Division: The city consists of three districts (Jiangdu District, Guangling District and Hanjiang District), one county (Baoying County) and two county-level cities (Yizheng City and Gaoyou City).
Location: Yangzhou is situated between north latitude 32 11' - 33 25', east longitude 119 - 120 ; at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Grand Canal; in the south of Jiangsu Province. It is on the north bank of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River, at the southern end of Jianghuai Plain.
Neighboring Areas: Zhejiang, Anhui, Shandong provinces and Shanghai Municipality
Physical Features: The terrain descends gradually from the southwest to southeast, and from the east to northeast; Jinghang Canal flows through its hinterland.
History: The city has a history of 2480 years; since ancient time a leading economic and cultural center and major port for foreign trade and external exchange on the lower reaches of the Yangtze and Huaihe rivers.
Climatic Features: It has subtropical monsoon climate with humid, variable winds; the winters are longer, about 4 months, with summers 3 months, and shorter springs and autumns, 2 months respectively; annual average frost-free period of 222 days and 2177 hours sunshine.
Average Annual Temperature: 15 C; the hottest month is July with an average temperature of 27.6 C and the coldest is January with average of 1.7 C; overall maximum temperature of 39.8 C and minimum - 19 C
Rainfall: annual average of 1030mm, with the rainy season from the middle of June to late July
When to Go: It's suitable to go to Yangzhou during March and April when the weather is most pleasant.
Waterways: The city is noted for its waterways, including the Yangtze River; Jinghang Canal; Baoshe River, Datong River, Beichengzi River, Tongyang Canal; Xintongyang Canal; Baima Lake, Baoying Lake, Gaoyou Lake, and Shaobo Lake.
Specialised Local Products: Stuffed Animal Toys, Lacquer, Paper-Cuts, Jade Articles, Embroidery, Art & Crafts, Pot Gardening
Foods: Yangzhou Fried Rice, Pickles, Sticky Candy, Ginkgo, Qionghuayu Liquor, Nanshan Green Tea, Baoying Lotus Root Starch, Jiangdu Short Pastry
Local Highlights: The city is renowned for a number of Chinese folk arts such as Yangzhou opera, Pinghua,Qingqu, puppet-show. These greatly reflect the city’s time-honored culture.