Dazhou, Sichuan

Dazhou, Sichuan

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Dazhou () is a prefecture-level city in the northeast corner of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China.

Geography and climate

Dazhou borders Shaanxi in the north, Chongqing in the south, Guang'an to the south, and Bazhong and Nanchong to the west. It is centrally located between the four major cities: Chongqing, Chengdu, Xi'an and Wuhan. The area is .

The terrain is largely mountainous (Daba Mountains and adjacent ranges).

Dazhou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) and is largely mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. Winter is short, mild, and foggy, though actual precipitation is low. January averages , and while frost may occur, snow is rare. Summers are long, hot and humid, with highs often exceeding . The monthly daily average in August, the warmest month, is . Rainfall is light in winter and can be heavy in summer, and over 70% of the annual total occurs from May to September. The annual frost-free period lasts around 300 days.



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History

Dazhou's history goes back to the Eastern Han Dynasty when in 90 AD it was made a county by the name of Liweizhou (历为州). Then until the Liao Dynasty its name was Zaidi (在地). During the Liao and Tang dynasties its name was again changed, this time to Tongzhou (通州)....
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