Bairin Left Banner

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Bairin Left Banner

巴林左旗ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠷᠢᠨᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ
Liao Shangjing view of South Pagoda.jpg
Baarin Zuoqi is located in Inner Mongolia
Baarin Zuoqi
Baarin Zuoqi
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 43°58′N 119°23′E / 43.967°N 119.383°E / 43.967; 119.383Coordinates: 43°58′N 119°23′E / 43.967°N 119.383°E / 43.967; 119.383
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityChifeng
Banner seatLindong (林东镇)
Elevation
484 m (1,588 ft)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
025450
Area code(s)0476

Baarin Left Banner (Mongolian: ᠪᠠᠭᠠᠷᠢᠨ ᠵᠡᠭᠦᠨ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Baɣarin Jegün qosiɣu; Chinese: 巴林左旗; pinyin: Bālín Zuǒ Qí), or Bairin, is a banner of eastern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Chifeng City, 195 kilometres (121 mi) to the south-southwest. Baarin Mongols live here. The distinct Mongolian dialect of this region is called Baarin. It is located at the intersection of two national highways: China National Highway 303 and 305. It was the Capital of the Khitan-led Liao Dynasty, when it was called Shangjing (Chinese: 上京).

Climate[edit]

Baarin Left Banner has a dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), falling just short of being semi-arid (Köppen BSk), with very cold and dry winters, hot, somewhat humid summers, and strong winds, especially in spring. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −13.5 °C (7.7 °F) in January to 22.5 °C (72.5 °F) in July, with the annual mean at 5.33 °C (41.6 °F). The annual precipitation is approximately 390 millimetres (15.4 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. Due to the aridity and elevation, diurnal temperature variation often exceeds 15 °C (27 °F) in spring, averaging 14.2 °C (25.6 °F) annually. There are 2,934 hours of bright sunshine annually, with each of the winter months having over 70% of the possible total, and this percentage falling to 52 in July.

Climate data for Baarin Left Banner (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −6.2
(20.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
4.9
(40.8)
15.1
(59.2)
22.7
(72.9)
26.6
(79.9)
28.4
(83.1)
27.0
(80.6)
21.8
(71.2)
13.9
(57)
3.2
(37.8)
−4
(25)
12.6
(54.7)
Average low °C (°F) −19.6
(−3.3)
−16.9
(1.6)
−10.1
(13.8)
−0.7
(30.7)
6.8
(44.2)
12.8
(55)
16.5
(61.7)
14.0
(57.2)
6.4
(43.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−10.3
(13.5)
−16.9
(1.6)
−1.6
(29.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.1
(0.043)
1.9
(0.075)
5.2
(0.205)
9.5
(0.374)
26.4
(1.039)
74.9
(2.949)
131.7
(5.185)
85.7
(3.374)
34.3
(1.35)
13.7
(0.539)
4.6
(0.181)
1.2
(0.047)
390.2
(15.361)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.2 1.6 2.9 3.4 6.5 12.6 13.1 11.3 7.9 3.7 2.0 1.5 67.7
Average relative humidity (%) 46 42 40 37 39 57 70 72 63 50 51 50 51
Mean monthly sunshine hours 216.4 226.2 271.2 267.6 290.4 261.7 241.3 252.8 253.8 247.3 206.1 199.2 2,934
Percent possible sunshine 76 77 74 67 64 57 52 59 68 73 71 72 66
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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