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Xincheng


Xincheng

心城
Autonomous City of Xincheng
View from above Xincheng 31 March 2018
Nickname(s): 
Heart of the Heihe river (黑河之心), Central Capital (中央首都)
CountryHeiheguo
GovernorateXincheng Governorate
Founded~1000 CE
Founded by[name] dynasty
Population
 • Capital city & autonomous city2,411,560
 • Metro
5,089,610

Xincheng (/ɕinːʈ͡ʂʰəŋ/ SING-chung; Huang: 心城; pinyin: Xīn chéng; alternatively aromanized as Singcheng) is the capital of Heiheguo, the official capital of the Xincheng Governorate, and the largest city of Heiheguo. The Greater Xincheng area has a population of over 5 million. Located on the [name]-[name] confluence of the Heihe river, Xincheng was founded around 1000 CE, about the time of the re-reunification of Higher and Lower Heiheguo, by the [name] dynasty.

Etymology

The name "Xincheng", also sometimes spelled "Singcheng", is the Anglish name for Heiheguo's capital. The names come from the Huang name for the city, "心城", which literally translates to "Heart City." Other translations say the name means "Central City". The name primarily comes from its central location in the country, as well as its importance to the State.

History

Re-reunification

1980s to present

Geography

Xincheng is located in central Heiheguo along the Heihe river.

Climate

Xincheng, the climate is classified as a hot desert climate (BWh according to the Köppen climate classification system). From March to May, the air often becomes uncomfortably dry due to Alharun desert winds. This dust brings daytime temperatures over 38°C (100°F) and sometimes over 48°C (119°F), while the relative humidity can drop to 5% or even less. During the summer-time, the highs rarely surpass 40°C (104°F), and lows usually drop to about 21°C (69°F). Meanwhile, in the winter, high temperatures in the city range from 14 to 22°C (57 to 72°F), while night-time lows drop to below 11°C (52°F), often to 5°C (41°F). Rainfall is sparse and only happens in the colder months, but sudden showers can cause severe flooding.

Government and politics

Demographics

Census data

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1973 956,300—    
1988 1,304,261+2.09%
2003 1,900,205+2.54%
2018 2,411,560+1.60%
2020 (est.) 2,597,410+3.78%
includes the Greater Xincheng area

Xincheng is home to 2,411,560 people (2018), and the Greater Xincheng area has a population of 5,047,559 people (2018). Though the population rapidly increased during the 1980s, the population of the city has started to stagnate in recent years.

Regions (?)

Economy

Manufacturing

Tourism

Cityscape

Architecture

Landmarks

Heiheren Museum

Transport

Major highways

Airports

Rail

Sports

Futball, futball, oi oi oi

See also