HOME
The Info List - Heyuan


--- Advertisement ---



Héyuán (Chinese: 河源) is a prefecture-level city of Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. At the 2010 census, its population was 2,950,195 whom 903,871 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yuancheng urban District and Dongyuan County
Dongyuan County
largely being urbanized. Zijin County itself is quickly being conurbated in the agglomeration. The majority of the people are Hakka. The city includes many rainforests and the largest lake in Guangdong: Xinfengjiang Reservoir. The literal meaning of the city's name is "origin of the river". It has recently been officially titled as the "Hometown of the Dinosaur in China", due to the thousands of dinosaur egg fossils that have been unearthed in its vicinity.[2]

Contents

1 Geography

1.1 Climate

2 Geology 3 Language 4 Administration 5 Economy 6 Transport 7 Attractions

7.1 Xinfengjiang Forest Park 7.2 Longchuan County 7.3 Zijin County 7.4 Lianping 7.5 Dongyuan County

8 Sister cities 9 References 10 External links

Geography[edit] Heyuan
Heyuan
is located in the north-east region of Guangdong, upper reach of Dong River at its confluence with the Xingeng River. Its latitude spans 23° 10'–24° 50' N, and longitude 114° 13'–115° 35' E. It borders Huizhou
Huizhou
to the south, Ganzhou
Ganzhou
(Jiangxi) to the north, Meizhou to the east and Shaoguan
Shaoguan
to the west. Heyuan
Heyuan
is a regional hub that connects the coastal areas of Guangdong
Guangdong
and the interior countryside. Heyuan
Heyuan
is rich in natural resources and fertile land. There are 1,000 km2 (390 sq mi) of cultivated land, 13,600 km2 (5,300 sq mi) of hilly land, and 640 square kilometres (250 sq mi) of water area. Many mineral deposits such as iron ore, tungsten, tin, fluorite are found in Heyuan. Climate[edit] Heyuan
Heyuan
has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short, mild to warm winters, and long, hot, humid summers. Winter begins sunny and dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is much sunnier; there are 9.1 days annually with 50 mm (1.97 in) of rainfall. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 13.1 °C (55.6 °F) in January to 28.5 °C (83.3 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.83 °C (71.3 °F). The annual rainfall is 1,927 mm (76 in), and is delivered in bulk (47%) from April to June. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 23% in March to 55% in October and November, the city receives 1,842 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Heyuan
Heyuan
(1981−2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 28.3 (82.9) 29.9 (85.8) 33.0 (91.4) 33.8 (92.8) 36.0 (96.8) 38.6 (101.5) 39.0 (102.2) 38.8 (101.8) 37.5 (99.5) 36.6 (97.9) 34.2 (93.6) 29.9 (85.8) 39 (102.2)

Average high °C (°F) 18.4 (65.1) 18.9 (66) 21.7 (71.1) 26.0 (78.8) 29.7 (85.5) 31.6 (88.9) 33.4 (92.1) 33.3 (91.9) 31.8 (89.2) 29.2 (84.6) 25.0 (77) 20.3 (68.5) 26.61 (79.89)

Daily mean °C (°F) 13.1 (55.6) 14.3 (57.7) 17.4 (63.3) 22.0 (71.6) 25.5 (77.9) 27.4 (81.3) 28.5 (83.3) 28.4 (83.1) 27.1 (80.8) 24.1 (75.4) 19.5 (67.1) 14.7 (58.5) 21.83 (71.3)

Average low °C (°F) 9.6 (49.3) 11.2 (52.2) 14.3 (57.7) 19.1 (66.4) 22.4 (72.3) 24.5 (76.1) 25.2 (77.4) 25.2 (77.4) 23.7 (74.7) 20.2 (68.4) 15.6 (60.1) 10.8 (51.4) 18.48 (65.28)

Record low °C (°F) 0.9 (33.6) 1.8 (35.2) 2.0 (35.6) 7.9 (46.2) 15.0 (59) 18.6 (65.5) 18.5 (65.3) 21.4 (70.5) 16.0 (60.8) 10.3 (50.5) 3.8 (38.8) −0.7 (30.7) −0.7 (30.7)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.2 (2.016) 96.0 (3.78) 160.3 (6.311) 230.8 (9.087) 290.0 (11.417) 351.3 (13.831) 221.5 (8.72) 248.4 (9.78) 160.2 (6.307) 41.8 (1.646) 38.8 (1.528) 37.5 (1.476) 1,927.8 (75.899)

Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.0 12.5 16.4 17.8 20.1 19.5 16.7 17.8 12.6 6.1 5.3 5.8 158.6

Average relative humidity (%) 69 74 78 80 80 82 79 80 75 66 65 65 74.4

Mean monthly sunshine hours 135.8 91.7 85.3 92.8 122.5 155.3 219.0 200.9 189.7 197.1 180.5 172.0 1,842.6

Percent possible sunshine 41 29 23 24 30 38 53 50 52 55 55 52 41.8

Source #1: China
China
Meteorological Data Service Center

Source #2: China
China
Meteorological Administration(precipitation days, sunshine hours 1971-2000)

Geology[edit] The city's museum boasts the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of dinosaur eggs, with 10,008 individual samples as of 2004.[3] Dinosaur skeletons and fossilized footprints have also been found nearby.[4] Language[edit] In the great majority of Heyuan
Heyuan
areas, Hakka Chinese
Hakka Chinese
is in general use. In the greater part of areas in the city, Dongyuan County, Lianping County, Heping County, Longchuan County etc., it belongs to the Yuezhong dialect group, while in Zijin County and part of Longchuan County, it belongs to the Yuetai dialect group. Also, in some areas on the banks of the Dongjiang, Dongjiang
Dongjiang
Bendihua is in general use. Its classification is disputed between the Yuezhong division of Hakka and the Huihe division of Yue. Administration[edit] Heyuan
Heyuan
City administers Yuancheng District, Dongyuan County, Heping County, Longchuan County, Zijin County and Lianping County. The total area is 15,800 square kilometres (6,100 sq mi). Heyuan
Heyuan
city and its districts have a population of 3.2194 million. The municipality seat is in Yuancheng District.

Map Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010 census) Area (km2) Density (/km2)

Yuancheng Zijin County Longchuan County Lianping County Heping County Dongyuan County

Yuancheng District 源城区 Yuánchéng Qū 463,907 361.47 1,283

Zijin County 紫金县 Zǐjīn Xiàn 640,133 3,635.13 225

Longchuan County 龙川县 Lóngchuān Xiàn 694,480 3,081.31 225

Lianping County 连平县 Liánpíng Xiàn 337,002 2,275.08 148

Heping County 和平县 Hépíng Xiàn 374,709 2,291.45 164

Dongyuan County 东源县 Dōngyuán Xiàn 439,964 4,009.17 110

Economy[edit] Heyuan
Heyuan
city is a major economic and transportation hub for the Beijing- Kowloon
Kowloon
Railway and the Guangzhou-Meizhou- Shantou
Shantou
Railway which crosses the city. There is also a marshalling station at Longchuan, which is the biggest in southern China. State Highway 105 and 205 run through the city. Dong River which Heyuan
Heyuan
City is located in plays an important strategic waterway which allows huge cargo ships to transport goods to Huizhou, Dongguan, and Guangzhou. Heyuan
Heyuan
city is the major producer of Chinese kiwi fruit dried mushrooms of Jiulian, garlic, Hakka brewed liquor, Xinfengjiang pure water and mineral water, bamboo mats, sweet tangerines, green tea, and pot culture. Transport[edit] Heyuan
Heyuan
is served by the Hong Kong- Beijing
Beijing
Jingjiu railway
Jingjiu railway
with two stations: Heyuan railway station
Heyuan railway station
and Longchuan railway station. Attractions[edit]

Guifeng Pagoda

Xinfengjiang Forest Park[edit] Further information: Xinfengjiang Reservoir Heyuan
Heyuan
City has a lot of tourist attraction. There is a very tall fountain located in Xinfengjiang forest park. There are scenic areas such as the Dagui Mountain and the first big artificial lake; Wanlu Lake and the Sujiawei Round House. Longchuan County[edit] Longchuan county is home to spectacular scenic spots in Huoshan and Shuikeng. Zijin County[edit] Zijin county is the home of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen's ancestors. Lianping[edit] The Neiguan Mountains and rivers are located in Lianping county. Dongyuan County[edit] In Dongyuan county, there are scenic spots at Huanglong Crag and Zhangxi. Sister cities[edit]

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Tieling, Liaoning, People's Republic of China

References[edit]

^ http://www.citypopulation.de/php/china-guangdong-admin.php ^ Qian, Wang (11 April 2005). "Heyuan, Hometown of the Dinosaur". China.org.cn. Retrieved 5 August 2015.  ^ Guinness World Records http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/largest-collection-of-dinosaur-eggs. Retrieved 5 August 2015.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ Tom Phillips (20 April 2015). "Builders find dinosaur eggs in paleontologist's paradise in China". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 20 April 2015. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heyuan.

http://www.heyuan.gov.cn/website/index.jsp (in Chinese) The history of Heyuan

v t e

Guangdong
Guangdong
topics

Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(capital)

General

History Politics Economy

Geography

Cities Metropolitan areas

Chaoshan Pearl River Delta

Sanyi
Sanyi
(Sam Yup) Sze Yup
Sze Yup
(Siyi) Leizhou
Leizhou
Peninsula Regions

Pearl River Delta Yuexi Yuebei Yuedong

Pearl River (China) East River West River Nanling Mountains Pratas Islands Shamian Island

Education

Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Education Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Education Shenzhen
Shenzhen
University Huizhou
Huizhou
University Guangdong
Guangdong
Institute of Education Guangzhou
Guangzhou
University

Culture

Lingnan culture Cantonese
Cantonese
people Cantonese
Cantonese
language Taishanese language Hailufeng dialect Lingnan architecture Tong lau Lingnan garden Cantonese
Cantonese
embroidery Teochew woodcarving Lingnan penjing Canton porcelain Lingnan school of painting Music Cantonese
Cantonese
opera Nam Hoi Chiu Nam yum Cantonese
Cantonese
music Gou Wu Cantonese
Cantonese
poetry Yum cha Hung Ga Wing Chun Lingnan Confucianism Flowermarket Cantonese
Cantonese
lion dance Wong Tai Sin Hung Shing Cantonese
Cantonese
merchants Red cotton flower Cantonese
Cantonese
folktales The Legend of Five Goats Villain hitting Hakka people Teochew people

Cuisine

Cantonese
Cantonese
cuisine White boiled shrimp Chinese steamed eggs Beef chow fun Chow mein Char siu Roasted suckling pig Bird's nest soup Seafood birdsnest Cantonese
Cantonese
fried rice Dim sum Leung cha Tong sui Hakka cuisine Teochew cuisine

Visitor attractions

Danxia Mountain Seven Star Crags Dinghu Mountain Xinfengjiang Reservoir Zhongshan
Zhongshan
Park Guangdong
Guangdong
Provincial Museum Humen Pearl River Bridge Zhenhai Tower Guangji Bridge Canton Tower Chime-Long Paradise New South China
China
Mall Kaiping
Kaiping
Diaolou Nanhua Temple Happy Valley Shenzhen Chung Ying Street Window of the World Minsk World Baiyun Mountain Foshan
Foshan
Ancestral Temple Dapeng Fortress Nanfeng Kiln Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall Sacred Heart Cathedral Chen Clan Ancestral Hall Huaisheng Mosque Temple of the Six Banyan Trees Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King Temple of Madam Xian

Category Commons

v t e

County-level divisions of Guangdong
Guangdong
Province

Guangzhou
Guangzhou
(capital)

Sub-provincial cities

Guangzhou

Baiyun District Conghua District Haizhu District Huadu District Huangpu District Liwan District Nansha District

Nansha New Area Guangdong
Guangdong
Free-Trade Zone

Panyu District Tianhe District Yuexiu District Zengcheng District

Shenzhen

Bao'an District

Guangming New District

Futian District Longgang District

Dapeng New District

Longhua District Luohu District Nanshan District

Qianhai
Qianhai
SZ-HK MSIC Zone Guangdong
Guangdong
Free-Trade Zone

Pingshan District Yantian District

Prefecture-level cities

Shaoguan

Qujiang District Wujiang District Zhenjiang District Lechang
Lechang
City Nanxiong
Nanxiong
City Renhua County Shixing County Wengyuan County Xinfeng County Ruyuan Autonomous County

Zhuhai

Doumen District Jinwan District Xiangzhou District

Hengqin
Hengqin
New Area Guangdong
Guangdong
Free-Trade Zone

Shantou

Chaonan District Chaoyang District Chenghai District Haojiang District Jinping District Longhu District Nan'ao County

Foshan

Chancheng District Gaoming District Nanhai District Sanshui District Shunde District

Jiangmen

Jianghai District Pengjiang District Xinhui District Enping
Enping
City Heshan City Kaiping
Kaiping
City Taishan
Taishan
City

Zhanjiang

Chikan District Mazhang District Potou District Xiashan District Leizhou
Leizhou
City Lianjiang City Wuchuan City Suixi County Xuwen County

Maoming

Maonan District Dianbai District Gaozhou
Gaozhou
City Huazhou City Xinyi City

Zhaoqing

Dinghu District Duanzhou District Gaoyao District Sihui
Sihui
City Deqing County Fengkai County Guangning County Huaiji County

Huizhou

Huicheng District Huiyang District Boluo County Huidong County Longmen County

Meizhou

Meijiang District Meixian District Xingning City Dabu County Fengshun County Jiaoling County Pingyuan County Wuhua County

Shanwei

Cheng District Lufeng City Haifeng County

Shenshan SC Zone

Luhe County

Heyuan

Yuancheng District Heping County Lianping County Longchuan County Dongyuan County Zijin County

Yangjiang

Jiangcheng District Yangdong District Yangchun
Yangchun
City Yangxi County

Qingyuan

Qingcheng District Qingxin District Lianzhou
Lianzhou
City Yingde
Yingde
City Fogang County Yangshan County Liannan Autonomous County Lianshan Autonomous County

Dongguan

v t e

Dongguan

Subdistricts

Dongcheng Guancheng Nancheng Wanjiang

Towns

Chang'an Changping Chashan Dalang Dalingshan Daojiao Dongkeng Fenggang Gaobu Hengli Hongmei Houjie Huangjiang Humen Liaobu Machong Qiaotou Qingxi Qishi Shatian Shijie Shilong Shipai Tangxia Wangniudun Xiegang Zhangmutou Zhongtang

Zhongshan

v t e

Zhongshan

Subdistricts

Dongqu Nanqu Shiqi Xiqu Wuguishan Zhongshangang

Towns

Banfu Dachong Dongfeng Dongsheng Fusha Gangkou Guzhen Henglan Huangpu Nanlang

Cuiheng
Cuiheng
New Area

Nantou Minzhong Sanjiao Sanxiang Shaxi Shenwan Tanzhou Xiaolan

Chaozhou

Xiangqiao District Chao'an District

Fengxi District

Raoping County

Jieyang

Rongcheng District Jiedong District Puning
Puning
City Huilai County Jiexi County

Yunfu

Yuncheng District Yun'an District Luoding
Luoding
City Xinxing County Yunan County

Guangdong
Guangdong
township-level divisions Guangdong
Guangdong
Free-Trade Zone

Category:County-level divisions of Guangdong

v t e

Major cities along the Pearl River

Cities (from upper reaches to lower reaches)

Major Tributaries

v t e

Bei River

Bei

Nanxiong Shaoguan

Zhenjiang Wujiang Qujiang

Yingde Qingyuan

Qingxin Qingcheng

Foshan

Sanshui waterways with Xi Nanhai Chancheng Sanshui

Guangzhou

Panyu Nansha

merged into the Shiziyang

v t e

Dong River

Dong

Heyuan

Yuancheng

Huizhou

Huicheng

Dongguan Guangzhou

Zengcheng Huangpu

merged into the Shiziyang

v t e

Xi River

Xi

Gui→Li

Guilin

Diecai Qixing Xiufeng Xiangshan Yanshan

Wuzhou

Changzhou Wanxiu

merged into the Xi

Xun

Yong→Yu

Zuo

Chongzuo

Jiangzhou

Nanning

Jiangnan Xixiangtang

merged into the Yong→Yu

You

Baise

Youjiang

Nanning

Xixiangtang

merged into the Yong→Yu

tributaries of Zuo & You Nanning

Jiangnan Xixiangtang Qingxiu Liangqing Yongning

Guigang

Qintang Gangnan Gangbei

Guiping merged into the Xun

Qian

Liu

Long

Hechi

Jinchengjiang

Yizhou merged into the Liu

Rong

Liuzhou

Liubei Liunan Chengzhong Yufeng

merged into the Liu

tributaries of Long & Rong merged into the Qian

Hongshui

Beipan

Xuanwei Liupanshui

Liuzhi

merged into the Hongshui

Nanpan

Qujing

Qilin

merged into the Hongshui

tributaries of Beipan & Nanpan Heshan Laibin

Xingbin

merged into the Qian

tributaries of Liu & Hongshui Guiping merged into the Xun

tributaries of Yong→Yu & Qian Wuzhou

Changzhou Longxu Wanxiu

merged into the Xi

tributaries of Gui→Li & Xun Wuzhou

Wanxiu

Yunfu

Yun'an

Zhaoqing

Gaoyao Duanzhou Dinghu

Foshan

Sanshui waterways with Bei Gaoming Nanhai Shunde

Heshan Jiangmen

Pengjiang waterways with Shiziyang
Shiziyang
& Lingdingyang

Zhongshan Jiangmen

Jianghai Xinhui

Zhuhai

Doumen Jinwan Xiangzhou

South China
China
Sea

Pearl River

Pearl

Guangzhou

Baiyun

Foshan

Nanhai

Guangzhou

Liwan Haizhu Yuexiu Tianhe Huangpu

Dongguan Shiziyang

Shiziyang

Pearl tributary of Dong Dongguan Guangzhou

Panyu tributary of Bei Nansha

waterways with Xi

Lingdingyang

Lingdingyang

Shiziyang Guangzhou

Nansha District

waterways with Xi Zhongshan Shenzhen

Bao'an District Guangming New District Longhua New District Nanshan District, Shenzhen Futian District Luohu District Yantian District Longgang District Pingshan New District Dapeng New District

Zhuhai

Xiangzhou Jinwan District Doumen District

Hong Kong

New Territories Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Island Kowloon

Macau

Macau
Macau
Peninsula Taipa Coloane Cotai

Jiuzhouyang

Jiuzhouyang

Lingdingyang South China
China
Sea

Major cities along the Yangtze River · Major cities alon

.