Northern Min
Location of Nanping City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Nanping City jurisdiction in Fujian
Coordinates (Nanping Administrative Services Center (南平市行政服务中心)): 26°38′30″N 118°10′39″E / 26.6418°N 118.1774°E / 26.6418; 118.1774Coordinates: 26°38′30″N 118°10′39″E / 26.6418°N 118.1774°E / 26.6418; 118.1774
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
Municipal seat Yanping District(currently), Jianyang District(future)
 • CPC Secretary Yuan Yi
 • Mayor Xu Weize
 • Prefecture-level city 26,278 km2 (10,146 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,660 km2 (1,030 sq mi)
89 m (291 ft)
 (2010 census) [1]
 • Prefecture-level city 2,645,549
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
353000, 354000
Area code(s) 0599
ISO 3166 code CN-FJ-07
GDP 2009[2]
 - Total CNY 62.174 billion (US$9.11 billion)
 - per capita CNY 21,439 (US$3,142)
 - Growth Increase 13.9%
License Plate Prefixes 闽H
Local Dialect Northern Min

Nanping (Chinese: 南平; pinyin: Nánpíng, historically known as Yenping) is a third-tier[3] prefecture-level city in northwestern Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. It borders Ningde to the east, Sanming to the south, and the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi to the north and west respectively. Part of the famous Wuyi Mountains range is located in this prefecture. Its population was 2,690,000 as of 12 31 2018 estimation whom 473,000 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yanping urban district.

Nanping is a picturesque old city, located on a hill near the fall of the Jianxi Brook into the Min, and surrounded by high stone walls, which were used to prevent artillery fire. They formed a considerable obstacle to anything hostile in past conflicts.[4] The city flower is lily.


The prefecture-level city of Nanping administers 2 districts, 3 county-level cities and 5 counties.

Geography and climate

Nanping (labeled as NAN-P'ING (YENPING) 南平) (1953)

Nanping, similar to the rest of the province, has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with short and mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 9.7 °C (49.5 °F) in January to 28.7 °C (83.7 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 19.50 °C (67.1 °F). Rainfall averages more than 200 mm (7.9 in) per month from March to June before gradually tapering off until early winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 24% in March to 57% in July, the city receives 1,721 hours of bright sunshine annually, with summer being the sunniest time of the year; spring and late winter are especially overcast and damp.


The industry of Nanping comprises various export-oriented industries. This includes the Fujian Nanping Nanfu Battery Company Ltd. It is the biggest alkaline battery manufacturer and supplier in Chinese mainland.

Sister cities


Notable people

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See also


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  2. ^ 南平市2009年国民经济和社会发展统计公报 (in Chinese). Nanping Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-03-31. Retrieved 2010-05-03. [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ 中国城市分级 (in Chinese) – via CBNweekly.
  4. ^ Camps and Trails in China by Roy C. and Yvette Andrews (1918)
  5. ^ 福建省与国外友城关系一览表 (in Chinese). Foreign Affairs Office of the Fujian Provincial People's Government. 2012-11-10. Archived from the original on 2014-08-26.
  6. ^ 新人秀—Huang Kaixiang: 我的命运我做主 (in Chinese). March 31, 2014.
  7. ^ 闽北体坛之星--黎秋梅 (in Chinese). Nanping Sports Bureau. 2010-07-14.
  8. ^ 闽北体坛之星--吴美锦 (in Chinese). Nanping Sports Bureau. 2010-07-13.
  9. ^ Rhodes, Dawn; Wong, Grace; McCoppin, Robert (30 June 2017). "'Nobody saw this coming': Arrest in Chinese scholar's disappearance stuns U. of I. community". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 7 July 2017.

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