Maralbexi County

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Bachu (Maralbexi) County
巴楚县مارالبېشى ناھىيىسى
County
Location of the county
Location of the county
Country China
Province Xinjiang
Prefecture-level divisions Kashgar Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Maralbexi County
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese 巴楚县
Traditional Chinese 巴楚縣
Uyghur name
Uyghur
مارالبېشى ناھىيىسى

Bachu County or Maralbexi County or Maralbashi is located in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China and is under the administration, of the Kashgar Prefecture. It has an area of 118,360 km2. According to the 2002 census, it has a population of 380,000.

Geography[edit]

Climate data for Maralbexi County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
6.4
(43.5)
14.6
(58.3)
23.8
(74.8)
28.6
(83.5)
32.1
(89.8)
33.8
(92.8)
32.3
(90.1)
27.9
(82.2)
20.8
(69.4)
11.0
(51.8)
2.4
(36.3)
19.6
(67.2)
Average low °C (°F) −12.2
(10)
−7.4
(18.7)
1.4
(34.5)
9.0
(48.2)
14.0
(57.2)
17.4
(63.3)
19.5
(67.1)
18.5
(65.3)
13.1
(55.6)
4.8
(40.6)
−3.4
(25.9)
−10.1
(13.8)
5.4
(41.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.4
(0.016)
1.3
(0.051)
2.5
(0.098)
2.9
(0.114)
7.8
(0.307)
13.8
(0.543)
13.2
(0.52)
11.7
(0.461)
4.3
(0.169)
2.1
(0.083)
0.3
(0.012)
0.7
(0.028)
61.0
(2.402)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.0 1.1 0.8 0.8 2.6 4.7 5.5 4.1 2.3 0.8 0.2 0.9 24.8
Average relative humidity (%) 61 50 41 33 36 39 43 47 49 51 56 65 47.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 180.6 177.8 194.5 229.3 267.5 301.7 308.1 285.4 265.4 258.1 212.8 177.8 2,859
Percent possible sunshine 61 59 53 58 61 68 68 67 71 75 71 61 64.4
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Transportation[edit]

Bachu is served by the Southern Xinjiang Railway.

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Coordinates: 39°46′43″N 78°34′30″E / 39.77861°N 78.57500°E / 39.77861; 78.57500