Posted by: oliviapontet | April 2, 2012

Chengdu

The city of Chengdu is located in west-central China, in Sichuan plain at the foot of the Tibetan Plateau and the eastern edge of the depression of the Red Basin. The city is considered the center of western China is in any case the role it plays in the Government’s development plan in western China. Its exact position is between 102 ° 54 ‘and 104 ° 53’ east longitude and 30 ° 5 ‘and 31 ° 26’ north latitude.

Chengdu experiences mild winters with an average temperature of 5.5 ° C for the coldest months and hot summers with an average temperature of 25.2 ° C in the hottest months. The annual rainfall is 921 mm, which is insufficient to allow the cultivation of rice. Winters are dry while summers are rainy. Mists and clouds are frequent and the morning mist winter are tough, so Chengdu only 25 clear days. Sichuan province is known for its overcast effect. Moreover, Yunnan Province, whose name means “South of the Clouds”, owes its position in southern Sichuan.

The capital of Sichuan, Chengdu.

The capital of Sichuan, Chengdu. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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