Keshan County

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Keshan County
克山县
County
Keshan is located in Heilongjiang
Keshan
Keshan
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 48°11′N 125°44′E / 48.183°N 125.733°E / 48.183; 125.733Coordinates: 48°11′N 125°44′E / 48.183°N 125.733°E / 48.183; 125.733
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Qiqihar
Township-level divisions 2 towns
9 townships
County seat Keshan (克山镇)
Area
 • Total 3,632 km2 (1,402 sq mi)
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population
 • Total 460,000
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 161610

Keshan (Chinese: 克山; pinyin: Kèshān) is a county in western Heilongjiang province, China, about 100 km (62 mi) northeast of Qiqihar, which administers it. It is named from a city-shaped extinct volcano, which has a name of Erkeshan in its territory. Its total area is 3,632 square kilometres (1,402 sq mi), with a population of 460,000.[when?] Post Code: 161610. The seat of Keshan County is located in Keshan Town.

Geography and climate[edit]

Keshan 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 −22.0 °C (−7.6 °F), and July, the warmest month, averages 21.9 °C (71.4 °F), with an average annual temperature +1.87 °C (35.4 °F). A majority of the annual precipitation falls in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 54% in July to 71% in February, sunshine is abundant and the area receives 2,710 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Keshan County(1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −16.3
(2.7)
−10.3
(13.5)
−0.1
(31.8)
11.3
(52.3)
19.8
(67.6)
25.0
(77)
27.0
(80.6)
25.1
(77.2)
18.9
(66)
9.3
(48.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
−13.8
(7.2)
7.7
(45.9)
Average low °C (°F) −26.8
(−16.2)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−12.3
(9.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
6.5
(43.7)
13.4
(56.1)
17.0
(62.6)
14.7
(58.5)
7.3
(45.1)
−1.8
(28.8)
−13.6
(7.5)
−23.3
(−9.9)
−3.6
(25.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.5
(0.098)
2.3
(0.091)
5.6
(0.22)
20.9
(0.823)
36.9
(1.453)
79.9
(3.146)
155.3
(6.114)
122.5
(4.823)
52.5
(2.067)
20.9
(0.823)
5.7
(0.224)
4.7
(0.185)
509.7
(20.067)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.4 3.6 4.1 7.2 9.0 13.4 14.3 13.0 10.5 6.7 5.7 5.8 97.7
 % humidity 73 69 57 50 48 64 75 76 69 60 66 73 65.0
Mean monthly sunshine hours 174.0 202.8 255.1 236.1 272.8 272.6 259.3 258.9 231.9 218.0 177.4 150.8 2,709.7
Percent possible sunshine 64 71 70 58 58 57 54 59 62 65 64 58 61
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are two towns and nine townships in the county:[1]

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:克山县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

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