Bayi Subdistrict

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Bayi
八一街道 · བྲག་ཡིབ་གྲོང་
Subdistrict
Main centre
Main centre
Bayi is located in Tibet
Bayi
Bayi
Coordinates: 29°39′59″N 94°21′46″E / 29.66639°N 94.36278°E / 29.66639; 94.36278Coordinates: 29°39′59″N 94°21′46″E / 29.66639°N 94.36278°E / 29.66639; 94.36278
Country People's Republic of China
Region Tibet Autonomous Region
Prefecture-level city Nyingchi
District Bayi District
Area
 • Total 55 km2 (21 sq mi)
Elevation 2,994 m (9,823 ft)
Population
 • Total 21,400
Time zone CST (UTC+8)
Bayi
Chinese name
Chinese 八一
Postal Lhabagar
Tibetan name
Tibetan བྲག་ཡིབ་གྲོང།

Bayi is a subdistrict in Tibet and seat of Bayi District. It lies on the Nyang River at an altitude of 2,994 metres (9,826 feet). Bayi is an important timber and wool producing town, known historically before the 1960s as Lhabagar. By road it is 405 kilometres (252 mi) east of Lhasa on the way to Chengdu.[1]

The new subdistrict completely absorbed the ancient village of Drakchi, which used to stand on this site. The population is now mostly Han Chinese. The Bayi Zanchen bridge crosses the Nyang-chu or Nyang River here.[2]

There are 9 villages under the jurisdiction of the subdistrict, with a total population of 21,400, from the Han, Hui, Mongolian, Xibe, Manchu ethnicities. The subdistrict covers an area of 55 square kilometres (21 sq mi), with an area of 51,047 mu (3,403 ha) of cultivated land. There has been the extension of two major irrigation channels in the subdistrict to provide for rice farming and the production of other cash crops.

Climate[edit]

Bayi has a subtropical highland climate with monsoonal influences (Köppen Cwb). Precipitation is abundant compared to other areas in Tibet and the area around Bayi is covered with trees.[3]

Climate data for Bayi (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.3
(61.3)
20.2
(68.4)
20.8
(69.4)
25.3
(77.5)
27.0
(80.6)
28.3
(82.9)
30.3
(86.5)
29.5
(85.1)
27.6
(81.7)
24.0
(75.2)
19.9
(67.8)
16.0
(60.8)
30.3
(86.5)
Average high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
9.5
(49.1)
13.0
(55.4)
16.4
(61.5)
19.2
(66.6)
21.4
(70.5)
22.1
(71.8)
22.0
(71.6)
20.3
(68.5)
17.3
(63.1)
13.4
(56.1)
9.8
(49.6)
16.1
(61)
Daily mean °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
2.3
(36.1)
5.5
(41.9)
8.5
(47.3)
11.8
(53.2)
14.8
(58.6)
15.8
(60.4)
15.3
(59.5)
13.5
(56.3)
10.0
(50)
5.2
(41.4)
1.4
(34.5)
8.7
(47.7)
Average low °C (°F) −5
(23)
−2.7
(27.1)
0.6
(33.1)
3.4
(38.1)
6.7
(44.1)
10.3
(50.5)
11.5
(52.7)
11.0
(51.8)
9.5
(49.1)
5.3
(41.5)
−0.6
(30.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
3.8
(38.8)
Record low °C (°F) −13.7
(7.3)
−11.3
(11.7)
−8.7
(16.3)
−4.2
(24.4)
−1.6
(29.1)
3.5
(38.3)
4.4
(39.9)
5.0
(41)
1.0
(33.8)
−4.8
(23.4)
−8.3
(17.1)
−11.6
(11.1)
−13.7
(7.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.063)
4.4
(0.173)
17.0
(0.669)
47.1
(1.854)
74.3
(2.925)
125.2
(4.929)
133.9
(5.272)
123.3
(4.854)
114.6
(4.512)
39.9
(1.571)
5.3
(0.209)
1.4
(0.055)
688
(27.086)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.8 6.0 11.5 17.3 19.6 23.0 22.8 21.5 22.2 14.0 4.0 1.7 166.4
Source: Weather China

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