Sansui County

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Sansui County
三穗县
County
Coordinates: 26°55′N 108°50′E / 26.917°N 108.833°E / 26.917; 108.833Coordinates: 26°55′N 108°50′E / 26.917°N 108.833°E / 26.917; 108.833
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Area
 • Total 1,035.8 km2 (399.9 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 200,000
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 556500
Area code(s) 0855

Sansui County (simplified Chinese: 三穗县; traditional Chinese: 三穗縣; pinyin: Sānsuì Xiàn) is a county in eastern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China, bordering Hunan province to the east. It is under the administration of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture and is one of the province's eastern gateways.

Geography and climate[edit]

Sansui County is located in the east of Guizhou and the northeast of Qiandongnan Prefecture 247 kilometres (153 mi) away from the provincial capital of Guiyang and 87 kilometres (54 mi) away from the prefecture seat of Kaili. It ranges in latitude from 26° 47' to 27° 04' N and in longitude from 108° 32' to 109° 04' E, spanning a total area of 1,035.8 square kilometres (399.9 sq mi). Bordering counties are Xinhuang (Hunan) to the northeast, Tianzhu and Jianhe to the southeast and southwest, and Zhenyuan to the north. The county is part of the Yuan River watershed, and there is a total of 776 kilometres (482 mi) of rivers within its borders.[1]

Sansui has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with chilly, damp winters, and hot, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 3.6 °C (38.5 °F) in January to 25.2 °C (77.4 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.0 °C (59.0 °F). More than half of the annual rainfall occurs from May to August, while the annual frost-free period typically lasts 290 to 300 days.[1]

Climate data for Sansui County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
8.9
(48)
13.5
(56.3)
20.4
(68.7)
24.6
(76.3)
27.5
(81.5)
30.1
(86.2)
30.0
(86)
26.3
(79.3)
20.8
(69.4)
15.5
(59.9)
10.7
(51.3)
19.6
(67.4)
Average low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
2.7
(36.9)
6.2
(43.2)
11.8
(53.2)
16.1
(61)
19.8
(67.6)
21.5
(70.7)
20.7
(69.3)
17.1
(62.8)
12.4
(54.3)
7.5
(45.5)
2.9
(37.2)
11.6
(53.0)
Precipitation mm (inches) 37.7
(1.484)
38.1
(1.5)
63.2
(2.488)
111.0
(4.37)
176.8
(6.961)
168.9
(6.65)
142.7
(5.618)
124.6
(4.906)
78.4
(3.087)
90.2
(3.551)
54.2
(2.134)
24.8
(0.976)
1,110.6
(43.725)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 15.3 14.9 17.8 18.5 18.6 16.7 13.6 13.3 11.7 14.5 11.6 10.2 176.7
Source: Weather China[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "三穗 - 气象数据 -中国天气网" (in Simplified Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-12-22.