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Pingbian Miao Autonomous County

Pingbian County


屏边县
屏边苗族自治县
Pingbian Miao

Autonomous County
Wujiazhai railway bridge
Pingbian is located in Yunnan
Pingbian
Pingbian
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 22°59′13″N103°40′30″E / 22.987°N 103.675°E / 22.987; 103.675Coordinates: 22°59′13″N103°40′30″E / 22.987°N 103.675°E / 22.987; 103.675
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Honghe
Area
 • Total 1,905 km2 (736 sq mi)
Elevation
1,414 m (4,639 ft)
Population
 • Total 150,000
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
661200
Area code(s) 0873
Website http://www.ynpb.gov.cn/

Pingbian Miao Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 屏边苗族自治县; traditional Chinese: 屏邊苗族自治縣; pinyin: Píngbiān Miáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county located in Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture in the southeast of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. Its seat is located only 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the border with Lào Cai Province, Vietnam.

Climate [ edit ]

Pingbian County has a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) influenced by its elevation, with short, mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 9.2 °C (48.6 °F) in January to 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 16.3 °C (61.3 °F). The greatest rainfall tends to occur during the summer; spring is the sunniest season.

Climate data for Pingbian County
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.3

(73.9)
27.1

(80.8)
29.0

(84.2)
30.6

(87.1)
31.5

(88.7)
29.8

(85.6)
30.7

(87.3)
31.0

(87.8)
30.1

(86.2)
27.6

(81.7)
26.9

(80.4)
23.2

(73.8)
31.5

(88.7)
Average high °C (°F) 13.2

(55.8)
15.2

(59.4)
19.5

(67.1)
23.0

(73.4)
24.5

(76.1)
25.1

(77.2)
25.1

(77.2)
25.3

(77.5)
23.7

(74.7)
20.9

(69.6)
17.4

(63.3)
14.4

(57.9)
20.6

(69.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.2

(48.6)
10.8

(51.4)
14.4

(57.9)
17.8

(64.0)
20.1

(68.2)
21.3

(70.3)
21.2

(70.2)
20.8

(69.4)
19.3

(66.7)
16.9

(62.4)
13.4

(56.1)
10.0

(50.0)
16.3

(61.3)
Average low °C (°F) 6.7

(44.1)
8.0

(46.4)
11.0

(51.8)
14.2

(57.6)
17.0

(62.6)
18.7

(65.7)
18.6

(65.5)
18.1

(64.6)
16.8

(62.2)
14.5

(58.1)
11.0

(51.8)
7.4

(45.3)
13.5

(56.3)
Record low °C (°F) −0.8

(30.6)
0.0

(32.0)
−1.7

(28.9)
3.6

(38.5)
9.6

(49.3)
12.8

(55.0)
13.8

(56.8)
14.0

(57.2)
9.9

(49.8)
6.2

(43.2)
2.3

(36.1)
−1.4

(29.5)
−1.7

(28.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 26.9

(1.06)
38.9

(1.53)
51.6

(2.03)
101.9

(4.01)
171.5

(6.75)
238.0

(9.37)
326.6

(12.86)
301.3

(11.86)
185.5

(7.30)
108.8

(4.28)
64.3

(2.53)
22.9

(0.90)
1,638.2

(64.48)
Average rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 15.8 15.9 14.6 15.6 19.2 21.5 24.1 22.9 18.7 16.0 12.5 10.2 207
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.1 105.5 151.9 180.0 182.9 132.0 133.3 145.7 123.0 102.3 96.0 111.6 1,560.3
Percent possible sunshine 28 33 41 47 45 33 32 36 33 28 29 34 35
Source #1: China Weather (1971−2000),[1] NOAA [2]
Source #2: HKO (sun only, 1961−1990) [3]
Note that extreme temperature data is combined from NOAA (1961−1990) and China Weather (1971−2000)

Transportation [ edit ]

The narrow-gauge Kunming–Hai Phong Railway crosses Pingbian County. This railway's famous Faux Namti Bridge is located north of the county's Wantang Township (湾塘乡).

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ (in Chinese). Weather China http://www.weather.com.cn/cityintro/101290310.shtml?. Retrieved 2011-05-31. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Pingbian Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "Climatological Information for Pingbian, China". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 2011-05-02.

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