Nagqu County

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Nagqu County
Nagchu County
Naqu County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan ནག་ཆུ་རྫོང་།
 • Wylie transliteration Nag-Chu-rDzong
 • Tibetan Pinyin Nagqu Zong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 那曲县
 • Traditional 那曲縣
 • Pinyin Nǎqū Xiàn
Tibet landscape.jpg
Location of Nagchu County (red) within Nagchu Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet AR
Location of Nagchu County (red) within Nagchu Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet AR
Nagqu is located in Tibet
Nagqu
Nagqu
Location of the seat in the Tibet AR
Coordinates: 31°29′N 92°04′E / 31.483°N 92.067°E / 31.483; 92.067Coordinates: 31°29′N 92°04′E / 31.483°N 92.067°E / 31.483; 92.067
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet
Prefecture Nagchu Prefecture
Township-level divisions 12
County seat Nagqu Town
Elevation 4,513 m (14,806 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Nagqu County (Tibetan: ནག་ཆུ་རྫོང་།; Chinese: 那曲县; pinyin: Nàqū xiàn) is a county within the Nagqu Prefecture of the Tibet Autonomous Region, western People's Republic of China. The name of the county in the Tibetan language means "black river".[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

Located in the northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Nagqu County ranges in latitude from 30° 31' to 31° 55' N and in longitude from 91° 12' to 93° 02' E. Bordering counties within Nagqu Prefecture are Lhari to the southeast, Biru to the east, Nyainrong to the northeast, Amdo to the northwest, and Baingoin to the west, while Lhasa City, the regional capital, is to the south.

With an elevation of around 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), Nagqu has a harsh, alpine climate (Köppen EH), with long, very cold and dry winters, and short, cool summers. In winter, temperatures frequently drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) at night and in summer typically rise to 16 °C (61 °F) during the day. The monthly 24-hour average daily temperature ranges from −12.6 °C (9.3 °F) in January to 9.0 °C (48.2 °F) in July, and the annual mean is only −1.17 °C (29.9 °F). From June to September, a majority of the days receives some precipitation, and over 80% of the annual precipitation is delivered.

Climate data for Nagqu County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.9
(37.2)
6.8
(44.2)
11.2
(52.2)
14.9
(58.8)
15.6
(60.1)
15.1
(59.2)
12.7
(54.9)
7.5
(45.5)
1.8
(35.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
6.9
(44.3)
Average low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
−8.5
(16.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.5
(34.7)
3.5
(38.3)
3.0
(37.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−6
(21)
−14.4
(6.1)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−8.1
(17.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3.2
(0.126)
3.3
(0.13)
3.6
(0.142)
11.2
(0.441)
28.5
(1.122)
83.8
(3.299)
103.1
(4.059)
91.5
(3.602)
75.2
(2.961)
20.4
(0.803)
3.8
(0.15)
2.6
(0.102)
430.2
(16.937)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.0 4.1 3.9 6.8 13.2 18.8 20.1 19.3 18.8 8.1 3.0 2.8 122.9
Source: Weather China[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "那曲城市介绍" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 

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