Abag Banner

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Abag Banner
阿巴嘎旗
Banner
Abag is located in Inner Mongolia
Abag
Abag
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 43°33′23″N 115°20′42″E / 43.5565°N 115.3450°E / 43.5565; 115.3450Coordinates: 43°33′23″N 115°20′42″E / 43.5565°N 115.3450°E / 43.5565; 115.3450
Country People's Republic of China
Region Inner Mongolia
League Xilin Gol
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Abag Banner (Mongolian: ᠠᠪᠠᠭ᠎ᠠ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Abaɣ-a qosiɣu; Chinese: 阿巴嘎旗; pinyin: Ābāgā Qí) is a county of Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Xilin Gol League. Abag Mongols live here.The local dialect has variously been classified as Chakhar[1] or Khalkha.[2]

Climate[edit]

Abag Banner has a monsoon-influenced, continental semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), with very cold and dry winters, very warm, somewhat humid summers, and strong winds, especially in spring. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −21.2 °C (−6.2 °F) in January to 20.8 °C (69.4 °F) in July, with the annual mean at 1.35 °C (34.4 °F). The annual precipitation is 250 millimetres (9.8 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. There are 3,017 hours of bright sunshine annually, with each of the winter months having over two-thirds of the possible total, and this percentage falling to 60 in July.

Climate data for Abag Banner (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −14.2
(6.4)
−9.1
(15.6)
0.5
(32.9)
12.1
(53.8)
19.9
(67.8)
24.8
(76.6)
27.1
(80.8)
25.3
(77.5)
19.2
(66.6)
10.2
(50.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
−11.3
(11.7)
8.6
(47.4)
Average low °C (°F) −26.7
(−16.1)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−13.7
(7.3)
−3.1
(26.4)
4.3
(39.7)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
12.6
(54.7)
5.2
(41.4)
−3.7
(25.3)
−14.3
(6.3)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−5.1
(22.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 1.3
(0.051)
2.0
(0.079)
3.8
(0.15)
7.3
(0.287)
18.1
(0.713)
43.6
(1.717)
74.7
(2.941)
59.7
(2.35)
20.6
(0.811)
11.7
(0.461)
4.5
(0.177)
2.2
(0.087)
249.5
(9.824)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 3.7 3.2 3.7 3.6 5.6 10.3 12.8 11.4 6.2 4.9 4.3 4.3 74.0
 % humidity 75 71 57 38 37 48 59 61 54 54 64 74 57.7
Mean monthly sunshine hours 206.4 219.0 271.3 279.7 306.9 291.7 280.1 274.1 259.9 240.6 200.2 186.7 3,016.6
Percent possible sunshine 72 75 74 70 68 63 60 64 70 71 69 68 68
Source: China Meteorological Administration

References[edit]

  1. ^ e.g. Secenbagatur et al. 2005
  2. ^ Svantesson et al. 2005

Bibliography[edit]

  • www.xzqh.org (Chinese)
  • (Mongolian) Sečenbaγatur, Qasgerel, Tuyaγ-a, B. ǰirannige, U Ying ǰe. 2005. Mongγul kelen-ü nutuγ-un ayalγun-u sinǰilel-ün uduridqal. Kökeqota: ÖMAKQ. ISBN 7-204-07621-4.
  • Svantesson, Jan-Olof, Anna Tsendina, Anastasia Karlsson, Vivan Franzén. 2005. The Phonology of Mongolian. New York: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-926017-6.