Xiamen Fact Sheet

Xiamen in Chinese Pinyin: Xiàmén

Xiamen in simple Chinese: 厦门

Location

Xiamen is located in the southeast part of Fujian Province, back on Zhangzhou and Quanzhou and facing Taiwan and Pescadores across the sea.

Abbreviation: Lu

Area: 1575.16 square kilometers (2011)

Coordinates: 24°26'46''N, 118°04'04''E

Population: 3.61 million (2011)

Area Code: 0592

Zip Code: 361000

City Flower: Bougainvillea glabra

City Tree: Flame tree

City Bird: Egret

Language: The local vernacular is Amoy, a dialect of Southern Min, also called Hokkien.

Main Rivers: Jiulong River

Administrative Divisions

Xiamen administers 6 districts:

◎6 Districts

Haicang District, Huli District, Jimei District, Siming District, Tong’an District and Xiang’an District.

Transportation

◎Airport

Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport, located in the northeast end of xiamen island, about 10km away from downtown.

◎Train

Xiamen Railway Station, Gaoqi Railway Station and Xiamen North Station.

Tourist Attractions

Gulangyu Island, Xiamen Wushipu Oil Painting Village, Hulishan Battery Scenic Spot, Minnan Puppet Show, Lotus Forest Park, Oversea Chinese Museum, Yong Ding Earth Building, Islet-Ring Road, Nanputuo Temple, Jimei Turtle Garden, etc.

Colleges and Universities

Xiamen University

Overseas Chinese university

JiMei University

Xiamen University of Technology

Xiamen National Accounting Institute

Xiamen Software Professional Technology Institute

Xiamen Nanyang College

Xiamen Art School

Climate

The climate in Xiamen is subtropical climate, its annual average rainfall is around 1200mm and annual average temperature is around 21℃.

Sister Cities

◎Asia

Sasebo, Cebu, Penang, Surabaya and Mokpo.

◎Europe

Cardiff, Wellington, Kaunas and Zoetermeer.

◎America

Baltimore and Guadalajara.

◎Oceania

Maroochy

Special Local Products

Lacquer Line Carving, Oil Painting, Tea, Jinmen Tribute Sugar, Xiamen Pearl Embroidery, etc.

Food

Bamboo Shoots Frozen, Shrimp Noodles, Oyster Omelet, Shuangrun Cake, etc.


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