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Pingliang

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Pingliang is a prefecture-level city in eastern Gansu province, People's Republic of China, bordering Shaanxi province to the south and east and the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to the north. Pingliang is well known for the nearby Kongtong Mountains, which are sacred to Taoism and location of the mythical meeting place of the Yellow Emperor and Guangchengzi, an immortal.GeographyPingliang ranges in latitude from 34° 54' to 35° 46' N and in longitude from 105° 20' to 107° 51' E. Bordering prefecture-level cities are Xianyang (Shaanxi) to the east, Baoji (Shaanxi) and Tianshui to the south, Dingxi and Baiyin to the west, and Guyuan (Ningxia) and Qingyang to the north. It is located on the Loess Plateau with elevations ranging from 890to; the city proper itself is at an altitude of around 1400m.Due to its altitude of around 1400m, Pingliang has a monsoon-influenced, four-season, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with cold but dry winters, and warm and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −4.6°C in January to 21.1°C in July. Much of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September, and the annual mean temperature is 8.84°C. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 46% in September to 65% in December, the city receives 2,381 hours of bright sunshine annually.
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