Jiulong County

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For the river in southern Fujian, see Jiulong River. Jiulong is also the Mandarin-based transcription of the Chinese name of Kowloon.
Jiulong County
བརྒྱད་ཟིལ།
九龙县
County
Jiulong County (red) in Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Jiulong County (red) in Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Jiulong is located in Sichuan
Jiulong
Jiulong
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 28°54′N 101°41′E / 28.900°N 101.683°E / 28.900; 101.683Coordinates: 28°54′N 101°41′E / 28.900°N 101.683°E / 28.900; 101.683
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Garzê
Light green -Yi. Red -Tibetan.

Gyaisi County (Tibetan: བརྒྱད་ཟིལ། / བརྒྱད་ཟུར།, ZYPY: Gyaisi / Gyaisur ), also Jiulong County (simplified Chinese: 九龙县; traditional Chinese: 九龍縣); is a county located in southeastern Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. With a population of 52 thousand, mainly Tibetans, Hans, and Yis, it contains 1 town and 17 townships.

Geography[edit]

Due to its elevation, Jiulong County has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with strong monsoonal influences; winters are frosty and summers warm with frequent rain. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 1.1 °C (34.0 °F) in December and January to 15.1 °C (59.2 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 8.93 °C (48.1 °F). Over 75% of the annual precipitation of 786 mm (30.9 in) occurs from June thru September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 32% in July to 58% in January, the county seat receives 1,983 hours of bright sunshine annually. Diurnal temperature variation is large, averaging 14.4 °C (25.9 °F) annually.

Climate data for Jiulong County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.3
(55.9)
16.4
(61.5)
18.9
(66)
21.0
(69.8)
21.3
(70.3)
21.4
(70.5)
21.2
(70.2)
19.2
(66.6)
17.3
(63.1)
14.3
(57.7)
11.8
(53.2)
17.3
(63.1)
Average low °C (°F) −6.6
(20.1)
−4.5
(23.9)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.1
(35.8)
6.4
(43.5)
10.1
(50.2)
11.0
(51.8)
10.5
(50.9)
9.2
(48.6)
5.2
(41.4)
−1.2
(29.8)
−5.8
(21.6)
2.9
(37.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.6
(0.102)
3.9
(0.154)
15.0
(0.591)
43.5
(1.713)
89.8
(3.535)
189.5
(7.461)
195.9
(7.713)
139.1
(5.476)
154.5
(6.083)
56.0
(2.205)
10.8
(0.425)
2.1
(0.083)
902.7
(35.541)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.2 3.3 8.0 13.8 18.4 24.5 26.1 24.1 23.2 13.9 5.9 2.2 165.6
 % humidity 43 42 44 54 63 75 79 77 79 72 61 50 61.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 186.8 173.3 189.0 181.7 183.8 144.2 138.0 140.0 129.4 161.7 174.1 181.4 1,983.4
Percent possible sunshine 58 55 51 47 44 35 32 34 35 46 54 57 45
Source: China Meteorological Administration