Huili County

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Huili County
County
Huili is located in Sichuan
Huili
Huili
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 26°38′N 102°15′E / 26.633°N 102.250°E / 26.633; 102.250Coordinates: 26°38′N 102°15′E / 26.633°N 102.250°E / 26.633; 102.250
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture
Township-level divisions 6 towns
44 townships
County seat Chengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total 4,527 km2 (1,748 sq mi)
Elevation 1,802 m (5,912 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 440,000
 • Density 97/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0834

Huili County (simplified Chinese: 会理县; traditional Chinese: 會理縣; pinyin: Huìlǐ Xiàn) is a county of southern Sichuan province, China. It is under the administration of the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture.

The county was severely affected by the 2008 Panzhihua earthquake.[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

Huili County is situated in southern Sichuan and is the southernmost division of the Liangshan Prefecture, bordering Sichuan's Panzhihua City and Yunnan. The county seat has an elevation of about 1,800 m (5,900 ft), although elevations range from 839 m (2,753 ft) along the Jinsha River to 3,920 m (12,860 ft) at Mount Beimu (贝母山).

Due to its southerly location in Sichuan and high elevation, Huili County has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwa), with mild, very sunny and dry winters, and very warm, rainy summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 7.1 °C (44.8 °F) in January to 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) in June, and the annual mean is 15.07 °C (59.1 °F). Over 60% of the 1,150 mm (45 in) annual precipitation occurs from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in July to 72% in February, the county seat receives 2,348 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Huili County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
17.9
(64.2)
21.4
(70.5)
24.5
(76.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.0
(78.8)
25.6
(78.1)
25.7
(78.3)
23.6
(74.5)
21.4
(70.5)
18.2
(64.8)
15.4
(59.7)
21.8
(71.3)
Average low °C (°F) 0.1
(32.2)
2.0
(35.6)
5.1
(41.2)
9.0
(48.2)
13.8
(56.8)
17.4
(63.3)
17.6
(63.7)
16.7
(62.1)
15.1
(59.2)
12.1
(53.8)
6.2
(43.2)
1.3
(34.3)
9.7
(49.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 7.2
(0.283)
6.9
(0.272)
11.9
(0.469)
19.0
(0.748)
79.8
(3.142)
221.1
(8.705)
278.0
(10.945)
210.0
(8.268)
190.0
(7.48)
90.0
(3.543)
27.7
(1.091)
6.3
(0.248)
1,147.9
(45.194)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.3 3.0 4.6 6.3 11.8 17.7 20.5 18.7 18.1 12.3 5.6 2.5 123.4
 % humidity 65 58 54 58 61 74 82 82 83 80 76 72 70.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 233.4 226.5 256.7 252.5 231.9 157.0 143.6 170.3 127.4 152.1 186.4 210.1 2,347.9
Percent possible sunshine 71 72 69 66 56 38 34 42 35 43 57 65 53
Source: China Meteorological Administration

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China: Earthquake in Sichuan and Yunnan". International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. 2 September 2008. Retrieved 30 June 2011. 

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