Pingbian Miao Autonomous County

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Pingbian County
屏边县
Autonomous county
屏边苗族自治县
Pingbian Miao
Autonomous County
Pingbian is located in Yunnan
Pingbian
Pingbian
Location in Yunnan
Coordinates: 22°59′N 103°41′E / 22.983°N 103.683°E / 22.983; 103.683Coordinates: 22°59′N 103°41′E / 22.983°N 103.683°E / 22.983; 103.683
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Honghe
Area
 • Total 1,905 km2 (736 sq mi)
Elevation 1,414 m (4,639 ft)
Population
 • Total 150,000
 • Density 79/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 661200
Area code(s) 0873
Website http://www.ynpb.gov.cn/

Pingbian Miao Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 屏边苗族自治县; traditional Chinese: 屏邊苗族自治縣; pinyin: Píngbiān Miáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county in the southeast of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. Its seat is located only 21 kilometres (13 mi) from the border with Lào Cai Province, Vietnam.

Climate[edit]

Pingbian County has a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) influenced by its elevation, with short, mild, dry winters and warm, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 9.2 °C (48.6 °F) in January to 21.3 °C (70.3 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 16.3 °C (61.3 °F). The greatest rainfall tends to occur during the summer; spring is the sunniest season.

Climate data for Pingbian County
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.3
(73.9)
27.1
(80.8)
29.0
(84.2)
30.6
(87.1)
31.5
(88.7)
29.8
(85.6)
30.7
(87.3)
31.0
(87.8)
30.1
(86.2)
27.6
(81.7)
26.9
(80.4)
23.2
(73.8)
31.5
(88.7)
Average high °C (°F) 13.2
(55.8)
15.2
(59.4)
19.5
(67.1)
23.0
(73.4)
24.5
(76.1)
25.1
(77.2)
25.1
(77.2)
25.3
(77.5)
23.7
(74.7)
20.9
(69.6)
17.4
(63.3)
14.4
(57.9)
20.6
(69.1)
Average low °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
8.0
(46.4)
11.0
(51.8)
14.2
(57.6)
17.0
(62.6)
18.7
(65.7)
18.6
(65.5)
18.1
(64.6)
16.8
(62.2)
14.5
(58.1)
11.0
(51.8)
7.4
(45.3)
13.5
(56.3)
Record low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
0.0
(32)
−1.7
(28.9)
3.6
(38.5)
9.6
(49.3)
12.8
(55)
13.8
(56.8)
14.0
(57.2)
9.9
(49.8)
6.2
(43.2)
2.3
(36.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
−1.7
(28.9)
Rainfall mm (inches) 26.9
(1.059)
38.9
(1.531)
51.6
(2.031)
101.9
(4.012)
171.5
(6.752)
238.0
(9.37)
326.6
(12.858)
301.3
(11.862)
185.5
(7.303)
108.8
(4.283)
64.3
(2.531)
22.9
(0.902)
1,638.2
(64.494)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.1 mm) 15.8 15.9 14.6 15.6 19.2 21.5 24.1 22.9 18.7 16.0 12.5 10.2 207
Mean monthly sunshine hours 96.1 105.5 151.9 180.0 182.9 132.0 133.3 145.7 123.0 102.3 96.0 111.6 1,560.3
Percent possible sunshine 28 33 41 47 45 33 32 36 33 28 29 34 34.9
Source #1: China Weather (1971−2000),[1] NOAA [2]
Source #2: HKO (sun only, 1961−1990) [3]
Note that extreme temperature data is combined from NOAA (1961−1990) and China Weather (1971−2000)

Transportation[edit]

The narrow-gauge Kunming–Hai Phong Railway crosses Pingbian County. This railway's famous Faux Namti Bridge is located north of the county's Wantang Township (湾塘乡).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "屏边城市介绍" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-05-31. 
  2. ^ "Pingbian Climate Normals 1961–1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved December 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Climatological Information for Pingbian, China". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved 2011-05-02. 

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