() is one of the three "Northern Cities" of Dalian
, located in the south of Liaoning
province in Northeast China
. The city is famous for its ball bearing
industry. Wafangdian Bearing Factory is the largest bearing manufacturer in Asia and was initially built by the Japanese
during World War II
. In 2009, it had a registered population (meaning those with hukou permits
) of 1,026,189.
Wafangdian City is located in the southwest of the Liaodong Peninsula
, with a total area of and a population of around 1.02 million. There are rich mines here. Wafangdian is a newly-developed city of diamond in the East and its deposits of diamond account for 54% of the national proven diamond deposits. The deposits of the limestone reach over 400,000,000 cubic metres. Wafangdian is famous for bearings and apples in China. Wafangdian has solid industry base, fast—developing agriculture, convenient transportation and telecommunications.
Wafangdian has a four-season, monsoon
-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa
), with long, cold, windy but dry winters, and humid and very warm summers. The area experiences a seasonal delay due to the influence of the nearby ocean, which also helps temper the summers. In winter, as the Liaodong Bay
is typically frozen north of the urban area of Dalian, the moderating effects of that body of water are minimised, as the Siberian high
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