Bazhong is a prefecture-level city in north-eastern Sichuan province, China. Its population was 3,284,000 at the 2013 census. 1,126,790 lived in the Bazhou urban district, or metro area. Its area is 12,301 square kilometres (4,749 sq mi), which is mountainous with elevations up to 208.3 to 2,507 metres (683 to 8,225 ft) above sea level. Bazhong has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) which is largely mild and humid, with four distinct seasons.
Historical, Cultural facts & Religion
Bazhong became a prefecture-level city in 1993. Its history goes back further; during the Xia and Shang dynasties, it was purportedly a vassal territory of Liang State. In the Spring and Autumn period, it was called Bazi. In the Qin and Western Han dynasties, it was called Ba County. The Ba-ethnic culture of the region is characterized by local folk traditions such as traditional wedding drums, Bazhong Shadow Puppet show, Maoshan Folk Songs, the Bashan Beier Song or the Fanshan Jiaozi Dance, national intangible cultural heritage of China. Buddhism, Daoism, and other folk religions are seen as the most authentically Chinese religions.
Brief City History
Bazhong became a prefecture-level city in 1993. Its history goes back further; during the Xia and Shang dynasties, it was purportedly a vassal territory of Liang State. In the Spring and Autumn period, it was called Bazi. In the Qin and Western Han dynasties, it was called Ba County. Bazhong is located at the southern end of the Daba Mountains and borders Shaanxi province to the north, Dazhou to the east, Nanchong to the south, and Guangyuan to the west. Its area is 12,301 square kilometres (4,749 sq mi), which is mountainous with elevations up to 208.3 to 2,507 metres (683 to 8,225 ft) above sea level.
Bazhong has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) which is largely mild and humid, with four distinct seasons. Winter is short, mild, and foggy, though actual precipitation is low. January averages 5.8 °C (42.4 °F), and while frost may occur, snow is rare. Summers are long, hot and humid, with temperatures often reaching 33 °C (91 °F). The daily average in July and August is around 27 °C (81 °F), with August being slightly warmer. Spring is warm and temperatures rise quickly but unstably, and hail is common. Rainfall is light in winter and can be heavy in summer, and more than 70% of the annual total occurs between May and September. The annual frost-free period lasts between 260 and 280 days.
Language (s) Written & Spoken
Unlike Sichuanese (or Sichuanese Mandarin), which is a native language spoken in the Sichuan region and differs greatly from Standard Mandarin, Sichuanese Standard Mandarin (or Chuanpu) arose after the Popularize Mandarin Policy was implemented by the Chinese government in 1956 and is, in fact, Standard Mandarin.
Important Types of Commerce in Bazhong
Its tertiary industry, or service sector, accounts for around 70 per cent of the city’s GDP and is still rapidly growing. Important industries in Shanghai include financial services, wholesale and retail, real estate, transportation, construction, and manufacturing.
Language Services US and others will provide working with Bazhong
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