Suizhong County

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Suizhong County
绥中县
County
Location in Huludao City
Location in Huludao City
Suizhong is located in Liaoning
Suizhong
Suizhong
Location of the seat in Liaoning
Coordinates: 40°20′N 120°21′E / 40.333°N 120.350°E / 40.333; 120.350Coordinates: 40°20′N 120°21′E / 40.333°N 120.350°E / 40.333; 120.350
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Prefecture-level city Huludao
County seat Suizhong Town (绥中镇)
Area
 • Total 2,765 km2 (1,068 sq mi)
Elevation 17 m (56 ft)
Population
 • Total 640,000
 • Density 230/km2 (600/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 125200
Area code(s) 0429

Suizhong County (simplified Chinese: 绥中县; traditional Chinese: 綏中縣; pinyin: Suízhōng Xiàn) is a county of southwestern Liaoning, People's Republic of China. It is located on the northern coast of the Bohai Sea and is the southernmost county of Huludao City (as well as non-peninsular Liaoning), bordering Hebei to the southwest. The county has an area of 2,765 square kilometres (1,068 sq mi), a population of 640,000, and is an economically important region within Huludao.[1] Suizhong is famed as the home of the first PRC citizen to travel in space, Yang Liwei.

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 14 towns, 5 townships, and 6 ethnic townships in the county.[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate[edit]

Suizhong County has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with cold, very dry, and rather long winters, and hot, humid summers; a majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −7.3 °C (18.9 °F) in January to 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 9.62 °C (49.3 °F); however, high temperatures peak in August. Due to the coastal location, temperatures are moderated in the summer, but prevailingly northerly and westerly winds minimise maritime influence during winter.

Climate data for Suizhong County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
2.0
(35.6)
8.2
(46.8)
16.4
(61.5)
22.4
(72.3)
26.0
(78.8)
28.0
(82.4)
28.4
(83.1)
25.0
(77)
17.9
(64.2)
8.8
(47.8)
1.9
(35.4)
15.3
(59.6)
Average low °C (°F) −12.7
(9.1)
−9.6
(14.7)
−3.1
(26.4)
4.7
(40.5)
11.4
(52.5)
16.7
(62.1)
20.6
(69.1)
19.6
(67.3)
13.4
(56.1)
5.7
(42.3)
−2.5
(27.5)
−9.3
(15.3)
4.6
(40.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 3.2
(0.126)
3.6
(0.142)
8.6
(0.339)
24.1
(0.949)
52.6
(2.071)
100.1
(3.941)
180.6
(7.11)
155.5
(6.122)
55.8
(2.197)
31.6
(1.244)
10.7
(0.421)
4.6
(0.181)
631.0
(24.843)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.0 2.2 3.2 5.6 7.9 10.0 12.6 10.1 6.8 4.8 3.1 1.9 70.2
Source: Weather China

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Introduction to Suizhong" (in Chinese). Official website of Suizhong Government. Retrieved 2010-01-06. 
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:绥中县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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