Area: 4,630 square kilometers (1,788 square miles)
Administrative Division: 4 districts (Huangshigang, Xisaishan, Xialu, Tieshan); 1 county (Yangxin); 1 county-level city (Daye)
Useful Telephone Numbers:
Tourist Complaints: 0714-6359555
Weather Forecast: 121
Postal Code Inquiries: 184
Bank of China: 0714-6356592
Location: Huangshi City is located in the southeast part of Hubei Province neighboring the Yangtze River in the north and Jiangxi Province in the southeast. Going up the Yangtze River, Wuhan is 143 kilometers (89 miles) away from Huangshi City, while Jiujiang is 126 kilometers (78 miles) downriver.
History: Before 967, this area had always belonged to other counties and shires. In that year, Daye County was established. That is the earliest appearance of Huangshi City.
Physical Features: The general terrain of the city slopes downwards from the southwest to the northeast. Yangxin County includes more than four hundred hills and peaks. The Yangtze River flows through the city from the north to the east.
Climatic Features: Having a sub-tropical, continental climate, Huangshi has four distinct seasons. The average temperature in the hottest July on record is nearly 30C (86F), while it was 4C (39F) in the coldest January. The city has sufficient sunshine and abundant rainfall. However, cold snaps during the normally warm spring, as well as rainstorms, gales, and droughts may hit this area.
When to Go: Visitors should visit Huangshi in the autumn and avoid going in the torrid days of July and August.
Special Local Product: Raisin-tree fruit, 'Jin' brand healthcare wine, camellia oil
Xisai Mountain: Like a guardian of the Yangtze River, the mountain is steep and the scenery in the mountain is grand. Due to its strategic position, it is also a site of ancient battlefield in previous centuries.
Other Scenic Spots: Leishan Mountain, Cihu Lake
Universities in Huangshi