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Diocese of Jian
Diocese of Jian

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ji'an/Kian is a diocese located in the city of Ji'an in the Ecclesiastical province of Nanchang in China.

History

  • August 19, 1879: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Southern Kiangsi from the Apostolic Vicariate of Kiangsi
  • August 25, 1920: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Jing’an
  • December 3, 1924: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Ji’anfu
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Ji’an

Transportation

Jinggangshan Airport in Taihe County serves Ji'an. The Beijing-Kowloon Railway line passes through the Ji'an municipality with train stations in Xingan, Xiajiang, Jishui, Ji'an (Ji'an Station), and Taihe. Ji'an is connected to the China National Highways 105 and 319.

Climate

Ji'an has a humid subtropical climate affected by the East Asian monsoon, with long, humid, very hot summers and cool and drier winters with occasional cold snaps. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 6.5 °C (43.7 °F) in January to 29.5 °C (85.1 °F) in July, with an annual average of 18.40 °C (65.1 °F). The average annual precipitation is 1,520 mm (60 in). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 19% in March to 59% in July, the city receives 1,641 hours of bright sunshine annually. Winter begins somewhat sunny and dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier; spring begins especially gloomy, and from April to June each of the months averages more than 210 mm (8.3 in) of rainfall. After the heavy rains subside in June, summer is especially sunny. Autumn is warm and relatively dry.

Education

Jinggangshan University is located in Qingyuan District, Ji'an.

The Ji'an Public Library, with its main library in Jizhou District, serves the city.

Administration

The Ji'an municipal region comprises two districts, a county-level city and ten counties.

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