Laoting County

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Laoting County
乐亭县
County
Laoting is located in Hebei
Laoting
Laoting
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 39°26′N 118°55′E / 39.433°N 118.917°E / 39.433; 118.917Coordinates: 39°26′N 118°55′E / 39.433°N 118.917°E / 39.433; 118.917
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Tangshan
Township-level divisions 1 subdistrict
11 towns
3 townships
County seat Chengqu Subdistrict (城区街道)
Area
 • Total 1,308 km2 (505 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (38 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 490,000
 • Density 370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 063600
Website laoting.gov.cn

Laoting County (simplified Chinese: 乐亭县; traditional Chinese: 樂亭縣; pinyin: Làotíng Xiàn),[1] often mis-pronounced as Leting County, is a county in the northeast of Hebei province, People's Republic of China, facing the Bohai Sea to the east and south. It is under the administration of Tangshan City.

Geography and climate[edit]

Laoting has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with four distinct seasons and some maritime moderation during the summer. Winters are cold and very dry, with a January daily average temperature of −5.8 °C (21.6 °F), while summers are hot and humid, with a July daily average temperature of 24.9 °C (76.8 °F). The annual mean temperature is 10.59 °C (51.06 °F). With the monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 45% in July to 65% in October, the area receives 2,588 hours of bright sunshine per year. A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.

Climate data for Laoting County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
3.3
(37.9)
9.6
(49.3)
17.9
(64.2)
23.3
(73.9)
27.5
(81.5)
29.2
(84.6)
28.9
(84)
25.5
(77.9)
18.6
(65.5)
9.6
(49.3)
2.8
(37)
16.4
(61.5)
Average low °C (°F) −10.8
(12.6)
−8
(18)
−1.7
(28.9)
5.8
(42.4)
11.6
(52.9)
17.0
(62.6)
21.1
(70)
20.1
(68.2)
14.0
(57.2)
7.0
(44.6)
−1
(30)
−7.5
(18.5)
5.6
(42.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3.7
(0.146)
4.0
(0.157)
10.1
(0.398)
22.6
(0.89)
47.8
(1.882)
87.3
(3.437)
196.7
(7.744)
145.2
(5.717)
47.8
(1.882)
25.4
(1)
11.3
(0.445)
5.1
(0.201)
607.0
(23.898)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 2.5 3.4 5.0 6.7 8.9 12.3 9.9 5.9 4.8 3.0 2.0 66.8
 % humidity 57 57 59 58 63 73 82 83 74 69 65 60 66.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 187.7 187.2 224.8 244.6 266.9 242.9 203.0 214.4 236.5 223.1 182.4 174.8 2,588.3
Percent possible sunshine 63 62 61 62 60 55 45 51 64 65 61 60 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisions[edit]

The county administers 1 subdistrict, 11 towns and 3 townships.[2]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "网站首页-乐亭县人民政府网" (in Simplified Chinese). Laoting County People's Government. Retrieved 2011-02-22. 
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:乐亭县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-20. 

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