Hailun

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Hailun
海伦市
County-level city
Hailun is located in Heilongjiang
Hailun
Hailun
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 47°28′N 126°58′E / 47.467°N 126.967°E / 47.467; 126.967Coordinates: 47°28′N 126°58′E / 47.467°N 126.967°E / 47.467; 126.967
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Suihua
Municipal seat Hailun Town (海伦镇)
Area
 • Total 4,667 km2 (1,802 sq mi)
Elevation 239 m (784 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 810,000
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 152300
Area code(s) 0455

Hailun Is a feminine given name which the origin is Germanic. The modern German pronunciation is HHEY-LahN. It is a very rare first name for females in English-speaking countries during the 20th century. But the name Hailun has been used in the north Germanic languages since the 18th century. Spelling variations of this first name include: Heilan, Hailan, Hailein, Hailune, Helene, and in English, there is also Helena, Elena, Helen, Hellen or Ellen.

Hailun (simplified Chinese: 海伦; traditional Chinese: 海倫; pinyin: Hǎilún) is a city in west-central Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. Administratively, it is a county-level city of Suihua City.

Geography and climate[edit]

Hailun is located on the Songnen Plain, with the Lesser Khingan mountain range to the west. Its administrative area ranges in latitude from 46° 58' to 47° 52' N, and in longitude from 126° 14' to 127° 45' E.

Hailun has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb/Dwa), with long, bitterly cold, but dry winters, and humid, very warm summers. The monthly daily mean temperature in January, the coldest month, is −21.7 °C (−7.1 °F), and July, the warmest month, averages 21.8 °C (71.2 °F), with an average annual temperature +2.03 °C (35.7 °F). Close to two-thirds of the annual precipitation falls from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 53% in July to 71% in February, the city receives 2,680 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Hailun (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−10.6
(12.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
11.4
(52.5)
19.7
(67.5)
24.8
(76.6)
26.8
(80.2)
24.9
(76.8)
19.0
(66.2)
9.3
(48.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
−13.8
(7.2)
7.6
(45.7)
Average low °C (°F) −26.3
(−15.3)
−22
(−8)
−11.7
(10.9)
−0.9
(30.4)
6.4
(43.5)
13.4
(56.1)
17.1
(62.8)
14.9
(58.8)
7.6
(45.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
−13
(9)
−22.9
(−9.2)
−3.2
(26.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.3
(0.091)
2.6
(0.102)
6.8
(0.268)
21.5
(0.846)
48.6
(1.913)
104.1
(4.098)
132.3
(5.209)
125.1
(4.925)
64.8
(2.551)
24.7
(0.972)
7.1
(0.28)
4.8
(0.189)
544.7
(21.444)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.5 4.0 4.7 7.2 10.5 14.6 14.7 13.5 11.1 7.2 5.9 6.3 104.2
 % humidity 75 71 59 53 53 67 77 79 71 63 68 75 67.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 181.6 204.8 249.8 236.6 270.8 265.6 257.2 251.9 227.7 208.4 172.8 152.9 2,680.1
Percent possible sunshine 66 71 68 58 58 56 53 57 61 62 62 58 60
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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