Hulin

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Hulin
虎林市
County-level city
Hulin is located in Heilongjiang
Hulin
Hulin
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 45°46′N 132°56′E / 45.767°N 132.933°E / 45.767; 132.933Coordinates: 45°46′N 132°56′E / 45.767°N 132.933°E / 45.767; 132.933
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Jixi
Municipal seat Hulin Town (虎林镇)
Elevation 85 m (280 ft)
Population
 • Total 200,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 230381
Website hljhulin.gov.cn

Hulin (Chinese: 虎林; pinyin: Hǔlín; literally: "tiger forest") is a county-level city on the Muling River in southeastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. With a population of around 200,000, it is under the administration of Jixi. Nearby are Khanka Lake, 51 kilometres (32 mi) to the southwest, the Usuri River, which forms the Russian border 38 kilometres (24 mi) to the east. The main agricultural products include soybeans, cattle, milk, various organic produces, and lumber.[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

Hulin has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, bitterly cold, but dry winters, and warm, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −18.3 °C (−1 °F) in January to 21.6 °C (71 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 3.49 °C (38.3 °F). More than 2/3 of the year's precipitation occurs from June to September.

Climate data for Hulin (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −13.2
(8.2)
−8.1
(17.4)
0.6
(33.1)
11.3
(52.3)
18.6
(65.5)
23.3
(73.9)
26.4
(79.5)
25.5
(77.9)
20.2
(68.4)
11.4
(52.5)
−0.4
(31.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
8.8
(47.8)
Average low °C (°F) −23.1
(−9.6)
−19
(−2)
−9.8
(14.4)
0.2
(32.4)
7.0
(44.6)
13.2
(55.8)
17.3
(63.1)
16.4
(61.5)
9.4
(48.9)
0.7
(33.3)
−9.9
(14.2)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−1.4
(29.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5.4
(0.213)
5.8
(0.228)
12.4
(0.488)
33.4
(1.315)
55.2
(2.173)
82.1
(3.232)
108.2
(4.26)
112.5
(4.429)
78.0
(3.071)
48.6
(1.913)
15.9
(0.626)
8.1
(0.319)
565.6
(22.267)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.9 5.2 6.5 9.5 13.5 14.1 12.7 13.2 11.2 9.2 7.8 7.7 116.5
Source: Weather China

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