Huma County

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Huma County
呼玛县
County
The Huma River was shown as Houmar on early maps (1773), the surrounding region labeled Houmari
The Huma River was shown as Houmar on early maps (1773), the surrounding region labeled Houmari
Huma County (red) in Da Hinggan Ling Prefecture (yellow) and Heilongjiang
Huma County (red) in Da Hinggan Ling Prefecture (yellow) and Heilongjiang
Huma is located in Heilongjiang
Huma
Huma
Location of the seat in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 51°44′N 126°39′E / 51.733°N 126.650°E / 51.733; 126.650Coordinates: 51°44′N 126°39′E / 51.733°N 126.650°E / 51.733; 126.650
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture Da Hinggan Ling
Area
 • Total 14,285 km2 (5,515 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population
 • Total 340,000
 • Density 24/km2 (62/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 165100
Area code(s) 0457

Huma County (simplified Chinese: 呼玛县; traditional Chinese: 呼瑪縣; pinyin: Hūmǎ xiàn; Manchu: Hūmar Siyan; Russian: Кумары) is a county in the far north of the Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. The county seat is located on the right (southwestern) bank of the Amur River, a few kilometers upstream from the fall of the Huma River (formerly also known as Houmar) into the Amur. It is under the administration of the Da Hinggan Ling Prefecture.

The opposite side of the Amur River is in Amurskaya Oblast', Russia, where there is a village with the same name in Russified form, Kumara (Russian: Кумара)[1]

History[edit]

Kumarsk, the predecessor of the present-day Huma, was a fortified Russian town in the Amur River region, founded in 1652 by Yerofey Khabarov and his companions, during his retreat from Achansk, corresponding to the present-day Khabarovsk, where he was besieged by Manchu and Daur allied forces.

On 13 March 1655, the Komar fortress, defended by the ataman Onufriy Stepanov and his 500 Cossacks, was besieged by a Qing army led by Ming'andali (明安達理) consisting of 10,000 men. The outnumbered defenders repulsed several assaults. The defeated Manchu lift the siege the following month (on 3 April 1655). The town was ceded to Qing Empire after the treaty of Nerchinsk in 1689.

Climate[edit]

Huma County has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb) with very warm, humid summers and severely cold, extremely dry winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −26.2 °C (−15.2 °F) in January to 20.6 °C (69.1 °F), and although temperatures consistently average above 10 °C (50 °F) from May to September, the annual mean, at −1.01 °C (30.2 °F), is low enough to form sporadic permafrost on sheltered sites, which is unusual for areas with this climatic classification. More than 70% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 52% in July and December to 73% in February, sunshine is generous and the area receives 2,595 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Huma County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −19.6
(−3.3)
−11.7
(10.9)
−2
(28)
9.2
(48.6)
18.6
(65.5)
24.9
(76.8)
26.6
(79.9)
24.1
(75.4)
17.8
(64)
7.0
(44.6)
−7.5
(18.5)
−18.2
(−0.8)
5.8
(42.4)
Average low °C (°F) −31.3
(−24.3)
−26.8
(−16.2)
−17.3
(0.9)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.0
(39.2)
11.1
(52)
14.9
(58.8)
12.5
(54.5)
5.0
(41)
−5.1
(22.8)
−18.8
(−1.8)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−7
(19.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 5.3
(0.209)
3.8
(0.15)
7.7
(0.303)
27.6
(1.087)
41.3
(1.626)
71.8
(2.827)
114.0
(4.488)
108.7
(4.28)
51.2
(2.016)
20.9
(0.823)
11.3
(0.445)
7.6
(0.299)
471.2
(18.553)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.7 4.6 4.8 7.5 10.2 13.6 14.5 14.2 11.4 7.2 7.1 8.5 111.3
 % humidity 71 67 60 54 52 68 76 79 72 61 68 73 66.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 146.7 200.4 252.7 235.8 271.8 282.0 260.7 243.8 210.0 202.5 162.2 126.5 2,595.1
Percent possible sunshine 57 72 69 57 57 57 52 54 55 61 61 52 58.7
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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