Otog Banner

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Otog Banner
鄂托克旗
Banner
Otog is located in Inner Mongolia
Otog
Otog
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 39°05′N 107°59′E / 39.083°N 107.983°E / 39.083; 107.983Coordinates: 39°05′N 107°59′E / 39.083°N 107.983°E / 39.083; 107.983
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
Prefecture-level city Ordos
Area
 • Total 20,064 km2 (7,747 sq mi)
Elevation 1,367 m (4,485 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 90,000
 • Density 4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Otog Banner (Mongolian: ᠣᠲᠣᠭ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Otoɣ qosiɣu; Chinese: 鄂托克旗; pinyin: Ètuōkè Qí) is a banner of southwestern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Ordos City, and borders Otog Front Banner to the southwest and Uxin Banner to the southeast.

Geography and climate[edit]

Otog Banner is located in the southwest of Inner Mongolia and the west of Ordos City's administration, with a latitude range of 38° 18' to 40° 11' N and a longitude range of 106° 41' to 108° 54', spanning 209 kilometres (130 mi) north to south and 188 kilometres (117 mi) west to east. Its total area is 20,064 square kilometres (7,747 sq mi).

Otog Banner has a monsoon-influenced, continental cold desert climate (Köppen BWk), with long, cold and very dry winters, and hot, slightly wetter summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from −9.9 °C (14.2 °F) in January to 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 8.08 °C (46.5 °F). Only during the summer months does significant rainfall occur, and there is an average of 146 millimetres (5.7 in) of precipitation annually. There are 3,000 hours of sunshine and 122 frost-free days per year.[1]

Climate data for Otog Banner (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
8.5
(47.3)
17.5
(63.5)
24.6
(76.3)
28.8
(83.8)
30.7
(87.3)
28.3
(82.9)
23.1
(73.6)
15.4
(59.7)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
14.9
(58.9)
Average low °C (°F) −15.1
(4.8)
−11.6
(11.1)
−5
(23)
2.7
(36.9)
9.7
(49.5)
14.9
(58.8)
17.9
(64.2)
16.1
(61)
9.8
(49.6)
2.4
(36.3)
−5.4
(22.3)
−12.1
(10.2)
2.0
(35.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.039)
1.1
(0.043)
3.0
(0.118)
4.2
(0.165)
10.8
(0.425)
14.3
(0.563)
34.1
(1.343)
47.7
(1.878)
18.9
(0.744)
8.5
(0.335)
1.7
(0.067)
.4
(0.016)
145.7
(5.736)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) .9 1.2 1.5 1.5 3.0 4.4 7.4 8.1 4.6 2.3 1.0 .6 36.5
Source: Weather.com.cn [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "鄂托克旗 - 气象数据 -中国天气网" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather.com.cn. Retrieved 2011-12-29.