The city is situated on the north bank of the Xi River, some 25 mi (40 km) upstream from Xiamen (Amoy) in the small alluvial plain formed by the Xi and Jiulong rivers. Zhangzhou was first established as a county in 502–515 ce and became a prefecture under its present name in 686.Where is the skyline of Zhangzhou?
Clockwise from top: The skyline of Zhangzhou city viewed from the West Ecological Park, a Ming -era stone archway in Xiangcheng District, Wushan Mountain in Zhao'an County, Hukong Dropping Cave in Dongshan County, and a bank of the Jiulong River. / / 24.513; 117.647 / / 24.513; 117.647Why was Zhangzhou occupied?
The old city of Zhangzhou (now Xiangcheng District) was occupied in April and May 1932 by a column of Communist guerrillas under Mao Zedong. Due to the presence of Western gunboats in Xiamen Bay, arms shipments from the Soviet Union were unable to get up the Jiulong River to Mao's forces and the main Communist bases.What is the average temperature in Zhangzhou?
The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 13.2 °C (55.8 °F) in January to 28.8 °C (83.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 21.3 °C (70.3 °F). The frost-free period lasts 330 days. According to Odoric of Pordenone, Zhangzhou was a prosperous city twice the size of Bologna.