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About Longyan

Location

2013-06-03

Longyan is situated in the upper reaches of the Jiulong and Ting rivers. Longyan borders the municipalities of Sanming to the north, Quanzhou to the east, Zhangzhou to the southeast, and the provinces of Jiangxi and Guangdong to the west and south, respectively.

The city has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with short, mild winters and long, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 11.6 C (52.9 F) in January to 27.5 C (81.5 F) in July. Rainfall is greatest in spring and early summer and lowest in autumn and early winter.

Location

Unlike many Chinese cities, the forest coverage of Longyan reaches an unusually high 77.9 percent, which is unparalleled in Fujian province.