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Tonghua

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Tonghua is an industrial city in the south of Jilin province, People's Republic of China. It borders North Korea to the south and southeast, Baishan to the east, Jilin City to the north, Liaoyuan to the northwest, and Liaoning province to the west and southwest. Administratively, it is a prefecture-level city with a total population of 2,325,242 living in an area of. Urban population is 506,877. It is known as one of the five medicine production centres in China.HistoryHuman settlement in the Tonghua area dates from about 6000 years ago. In the Western Han Dynasty, Tonghua belonged to the Liaodong Fourth Commandery. Under the Japanese occupation of Manchuria after 1932, a railway was constructed linking Tonghua with the main Manchurian rail network and with northern Korea. In 1985, Tonghua became a prefecture-level city under the approval of the State Council.GeographyClimateTonghua has a monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with long, very cold, windy, but dry winters and hot, humid summers; spring and autumn are brief. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −14.2°C in January to 22.3°C in July; the annual mean is 5.60°C. During the warmer months, rainfall is enhanced by the mountainous topography, allowing for a generous annual precipitation total of 870mm. However, the monsoon still means that more than 60% of the annual precipitation falls from June to August alone.
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