- Tong'an District
Tong'an District (Chinese: 同安区
Pinyin: Tóng'ān Qū) is a northern mainland district of Xiamenwhich faces Jinmen. Tongan is located on the southeast of Fujian province. To the north is Anxi and Nanan, to the south is Jimei. Tong'an is also east of Lianxiang and Changqin to the West. It covers 657.59 km² [http://english.xm.gov.cn/Discover%5FXiamen/Divisions/200610/t20061008_136259.htm Xiamen Municipal Government, P.R.China ] ]
Tong'an District has a population of 520 000 residents.http://www.chinavista.com/xiamen/invest/tongan.html]
Tong'an has a mild sub tropical climate. This is very suitable for growing crops and plants. It is covered in natural resources such as granite, kaolin earth, mineral water and hot springs. It is emerging as a growing commercial base. The main agricultural products from Tong'an District are prawns, peanuts, longan, and pigs, fruits, vegetables, tea and herbs.
Tong'an district is at the economic crossroad between Xiamen, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou prefecture level cities. It is an important transport hub because the Fuzhou-Xiamen and Zhangzhou-Quanzhou Highways pass directly through Tong'an District providing direct access to all the counties and villages. The Xiamen International Airport is only 27 km away. It is 32 km from the North Xiamen Freight Transport Railway Station.
Tong'an climate is subtropical, rich rainfall in mild winters and hot summers. Winters are short, roughly 25 days and summer is hot with up to 152 days. The weather is changeable in Spring and Autumn is very cool. Tong'an annual average temperature is 21°C The coldest temperature is 12.8°C in January and hottest is 28.4in July. The annual average rainfall is 1467.7 mm and 2030.7 hours sunlight per year. The The annual average evaporation is 1685.2mm, accumulated temperature is 57.67-77.17℃. This climate is suitable for agriculture, forestry industries, animal husbandry and fisheries.
* [http://www.amoymagic.com/tongan.htm Guide to Tongan]
* [http://english.xm.gov.cn/Discover%5FXiamen/Divisions/200610/t20061008_136259.htm Xiamen government website]
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