Leibo County

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Leibo County
雷波县
County
Leibo is located in Sichuan
Leibo
Leibo
Location of the county seat in Sichuan
Coordinates: 28°16′N 103°34′E / 28.267°N 103.567°E / 28.267; 103.567Coordinates: 28°16′N 103°34′E / 28.267°N 103.567°E / 28.267; 103.567
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Autonomous prefecture Liangshan
County seat Jincheng (锦城镇)
Area
 • Total 2,932.46 km2 (1,132.23 sq mi)
Elevation 1,175 m (3,855 ft)
Population
 • Total 223,000
 • Density 76/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 616550

Leibo County is a mountainous county of southern Sichuan province, People's Republic of China, along the border with Yunnan. It is under the administration of the Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture, and has a population of 223,000[when?], 91% of whom are agricultural, residing in an area of 2,932.46 square kilometres (1,132.23 sq mi); the Yi are the largest ethnic group, forming 45% of the population.[1] Ayi Jihu, a singer signed to British company Shlepp Records, is from Leibo County.[2]

Geography and climate[edit]

Leibo County ranges in latitude from 27° 49' to 28° 36' N and in longitude from 103° 10' to 103° 52' E, and lies on the northern bank of the Jinsha River in the Hengduan Mountains in the eastern portion of Liangshan Prefecture. It borders Yongshan County (Yunnan) to the southeast across the river, the cities of Yibin and Leshan to the north, Meigu County to the west, and Zhaojue and Jinyang counties to the southwest. Elevations range from 325 metres (1,066 ft) along the banks of the Jinsha, also the lowest point in the prefecture, to 4,076.5 m (13,374 ft) at Mount Shizi (Chinese: 狮子山; pinyin: Shīzi Shān; literally: "lion mountain"),[1] and generally increase from east to west.

Due to its low latitude and elevation above 1,150 m (3,770 ft), Leibo has a monsoon-influenced subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with very warm, rainy summers and cool, damp winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 1.9 °C (35.4 °F) in January to 21.1 °C (70.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 11.9 °C (53.4 °F). Rainfall is extremely common year-round, occurring on 207−208 days of the year, but over half of the annual total occurs from June to August. The frost-free period averages 270 days, and there are 1,225 hours of sunshine annually.[1]

Climate data for Leibo County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
7.1
(44.8)
12.2
(54)
17.7
(63.9)
21.0
(69.8)
22.9
(73.2)
25.6
(78.1)
25.6
(78.1)
20.6
(69.1)
15.8
(60.4)
11.7
(53.1)
7.1
(44.8)
16.0
(60.9)
Average low °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
1.8
(35.2)
5.2
(41.4)
9.8
(49.6)
13.6
(56.5)
16.3
(61.3)
18.4
(65.1)
18.1
(64.6)
14.7
(58.5)
10.8
(51.4)
6.5
(43.7)
2.2
(36)
9.8
(49.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.9
(0.469)
14.6
(0.575)
22.6
(0.89)
56.0
(2.205)
92.7
(3.65)
142.8
(5.622)
147.4
(5.803)
159.4
(6.276)
96.8
(3.811)
54.4
(2.142)
25.2
(0.992)
15.8
(0.622)
839.6
(33.057)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 15.4 15.6 14.4 17.0 18.5 19.2 17.1 17.1 19.9 20.5 17.0 15.8 207.5
Source: Weather China [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "雷波城市介绍" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  2. ^ Lu Chaoran/吕超然 (September 2008), "剑桥彝族美女吉胡阿依:英国第一位Hip Hop中国女歌手/Cambridge ethnic Yi girl Jihu Ayi: UK's first Chinese female hip-hop artist", New Youth, retrieved 2010-01-05