Delhi, Qinghai

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Delhi
德令哈市 · ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ · གཏེར་ལེན་ཁ་གྲོང་ཁྱེར།
County-level city
Delingha.jpg
Location of Delingha City (red) within Haixi Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
Location of Delingha City (red) within Haixi Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
Delhi is located in Qinghai
Delhi
Delhi
Location of the city centre in Qinghai
Coordinates: 37°23′N 97°23′E / 37.383°N 97.383°E / 37.383; 97.383Coordinates: 37°23′N 97°23′E / 37.383°N 97.383°E / 37.383; 97.383
Country People's Republic of China
Province Qinghai
Prefecture Haixi
Area[1]
 • Total 27,700 km2 (10,700 sq mi)
Elevation 2,982 m (9,783 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 78,184
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 817000
Area code(s) 0977

Delhi (SASM/GNC/SRC romanization of Mongolian: Delhi hot ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ᠬᠣᠲᠠ ), or Delingha (Chinese: 德令哈; pinyin: Délìnghā; Tibetan: གཏེར་ལེན་ཁ།Wylie: gter-len-kha, ZYPY: Dêrlênka) is a city in and the seat of the Haixi Mongol and Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in northern Qinghai province, People's Republic of China. It is located approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) southeast of the Da Qaidam Administrative Region. It is a mainly industrial county-level city. The Ba'yin River divides the city into two parts: Hedong (河东, lit. "River East") and Hexi (河西, lit. "River West"). Because the prefecture seat is located in Hedong, it is slightly more flourishing than Hexi, which is chiefly agricultural.[1]

Established in 1988, Delingha administers 7 township-level divisions covering an area of 27,700 square kilometres (10,700 sq mi) and has a total population of 78,184 the smallest of the 5 cities in Qinghai. The name of the city comes from a Mongolian and means "golden world" ᠠᠯᠲᠠᠨ ᠳᠡᠯᠡᠬᠡᠢ ,[1] reflecting the relatively large Mongol population of the city.

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Delingha has a cold arid climate (Köppen BWk), that borders on a semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk).

Climate data for Delingha
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(26)
0
(32)
7
(44)
13
(55)
17
(62)
20
(68)
23
(73)
23
(73)
18
(64)
11
(51)
3
(37)
−1
(30)
10.9
(51.3)
Average low °C (°F) −19
(−2)
−15
(5)
−8
(17)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
7
(44)
9
(48)
9
(48)
3
(37)
−3
(26)
−10
(14)
−17
(1)
−3.6
(25.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
3
(0.12)
7
(0.28)
21
(0.83)
34
(1.34)
33
(1.3)
24
(0.94)
15
(0.59)
6
(0.24)
1
(0.04)
2
(0.08)
152
(6)
Source: Weatherbase[2]

Transportation[edit]

The Delingha Railway Station serves this city.

Missile headquarters[edit]

Delingha is the missile headquarters for Qinghai, and houses DF-4s with four associated launch sites. Delingha is one of five locations where anywhere between 10 and 20 DF-4s were deployed in 1998.[3]

The facility is the headquarters for one of the launch brigades.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "德令哈概况" (in Simplified Chinese). Xinhua.net. Retrieved 2011-12-08. 
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Delingha, China". Weatherbase. 2009. 
  3. ^ Dekhang, Tsultrim (9 October 1998). "Nuclear Weapons on the Tibetan Plateau". The Government of Tibet in Exile. Retrieved 2009-03-09. [dead link]