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湖北神农架林区英文介绍

Shennongjia Forestry District

湖北神农架林区英文介绍

Administration

The administrative status of Shennongjia is rather unique, in that it is the only county-level administrative unit of the People's Republic of China that is designated a "forestry district" rather than a more usual county or county-level city. Shennongjia is a county-level unit directly administered by the provincial government as opposed to be part of a prefecture-level city or prefecture. The district was created in 1970 with Badong County, Xingshan County, and Fang County as the adjacent areas.

Geography

Shennongjia Forestry District is located in the northwest of Hubei province, which is bounded by Mountains series, covering a total area of about 3250 sq km. It is the single region in the name of …forest area‟. The forest fraction of coverage is 69.5 percent. It borders on Xiangyang, Shiyan, Yichang, and Wanxian county of Chongqing city. The ridge extends from southwest to northeast.over 3,000 square kilometers. The resident population in this region is of 76,140 according to the sixth national census.

The special terrain here creates a wonderful climate here, Shennongjia is in the mid-latitude northern subtropical monsoon zone, the temperature slightly cool and rainy, average annual temperature is 12 ℃, and annual precipitation is 900-1000 mm. It has a pleasant climate with no intense heat in summer and no intense cold in winter making it a paradise for plants and animals at the meeting point of North and South China.

Nature

Natural Environment

Known as “The Oriental Botanic Garden” and the natural gene bank of biological species, Shennongjia shelters some of the world's rare or endangered plants and animals, such as Chinese

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