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Diocese of Wuzhou

Diocese of Wuzhou
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The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wuzhou is a diocese located in the city of Wuzhou in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nanning in China.

Wuzhou, formerly Ngchow, is a prefecture-level city in the east of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, People's Republic of China.

Population

According to the 2010 Census, the prefecture-level city of Wuzhou has 3,273,300 inhabitants and a population density of 260 inhabitants per km². The population is 13.22% higher than in 2000 (the average annual population growth for the period 2000-2010 was of 1.25%).

History

  • June 30, 1930: Established as Mission "sui iuris" of Wuzhou from the Apostolic Vicariate of Nanning
  • December 10, 1934: Promoted as Apostolic Prefecture of Wuzhou
  • July 20, 1939: Promoted as Apostolic Vicariate of Wuzhou
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Wuzhou

Transportation

High Speed Railway: Nanguang Railway

Railway: Luozhan Railway

Expressway: Nanwu Expressway

Highway: China National Highway 207and China National Highway 321

Air: Wuzhou Changzhoudao Airport has flights to Guiyang, Zhuhai and Chongqing, and is capable of handling Boeing 737 Classics and CRJ-200 CRJ-900 on its 1800M runway.

Climate

The Tropic of Cancer bisects the city. Despite its latitude, Wuzhou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) in January to 28.2 °C (82.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.24 °C (70.2 °F). The annual rainfall is around 1,453 mm (57 in), and is delivered in bulk (~47%) from April to June, when the plum rains occur and often create the risk of flooding. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 17% in March to 55% in July, the city receives 1,738 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Geography

Wuzhou is located in eastern Guangxi bordering Guangdong province. It is at the confluence of the Gui River and the Xun River where they form the Xi River; 85% of all water in Guangxi flows through Wuzhou. The total area of Wuzhou is 12,588 km2 (4,860 sq mi).

Administration

Wuzhou has 3 counties, 1 county-level city and 3 districts.

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