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2017 4rd International Conference on Recent Advances in Information Technology

xiamen October 25-26 2017

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    Xiamen is located at 118°04′04″ east longitude and 24°26′46″ north latitude. The city is located in the southeast of Fujian Province along the southeastern coast of China and at the mouth of the Jiulong River. Inland, it borders on the Zhangzhou and Quanzhou Plains. It also looks out towards the Taiwan Strait and sits right opposite to Jinmen, Taiwan and the Penghu Islands across the ocean. It has a land area of over 1,565.09 km² and a sea area of over 300 km².


    Xiamen boasts a subtropical climate with mild weather and plenty of rain. It has an annual mean temperature of 21ºC and is neither blisteringly hot in the summer nor bitterly cold in the winter. With an annual mean rainfall of 1,200 mm and an average wind force of Scale 3 to 4, most of Xiamen’s rainfall comes from May to August and the city’s prevailing wind direction is northeast. Due to Pacific air flows induced by differential temperatures, Xiamen is hit by four to five typhoons each year, usually in the period from July to September.


    Xiamen had a registered population of 1.6038 million and a permanent population of 2.33 million at the end of 2006. The majority of residents are of the Han nationality but over 20 ethnic minority groups can also be found in the city, including Hui, Man, Zhuang, She, Miao and Gaoshan. There is a multitude of returned overseas Chinese, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan compatriots and their relatives in Xiamen due to the city’s unique environment and historic background.

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