Changling County

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Changling County
长岭县
County
Changling is located in Jilin
Changling
Changling
Location in Jilin
Coordinates: 44°17′N 123°59′E / 44.283°N 123.983°E / 44.283; 123.983Coordinates: 44°17′N 123°59′E / 44.283°N 123.983°E / 44.283; 123.983
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
Prefecture-level city Songyuan
Seat Changling Town (长岭镇)
Area
 • Total 5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi)
Elevation 191 m (627 ft)
Population
 • Total 640,000
 • Density 110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 131500

Changling County (simplified Chinese: 长岭县; traditional Chinese: 長嶺縣; pinyin: Chánglǐng Xiàn) is a county of northwestern Jilin province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the west. It is under the administration of Songyuan City, with a population of 640,000[when?] residing in an area of 5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi).

Administrative divisions[edit]

The county administers 12 towns and 10 townships.[1]

Towns:

Townships:

Geography and climate[edit]

Changling is in the southwest part of Songyuan City and borders Nong'an County to the east, Gongzhuling and Shuangliao to the south, Horqin Left Middle Banner of Inner Mongolia to the west, and Tongyu County, Qian'an County, and Qian Gorlos County to the north.

Changling has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa) characterised by hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon, and long, very cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian anticyclone. A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August. The monthly 24-hour average temperatures ranges from −15.5 °C (4.1 °F) in January to 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 5.55 °C (42.0 °F). The frost-free period lasts 140 days.

Climate data for Changling County (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5.0
(41)
14.9
(58.8)
20.4
(68.7)
29.3
(84.7)
35.7
(96.3)
36.5
(97.7)
36.4
(97.5)
36.2
(97.2)
31.2
(88.2)
27.1
(80.8)
19.0
(66.2)
10.6
(51.1)
36.5
(97.7)
Average high °C (°F) −9.3
(15.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
3.9
(39)
14.4
(57.9)
21.8
(71.2)
26.6
(79.9)
28.2
(82.8)
27.0
(80.6)
21.6
(70.9)
13.1
(55.6)
1.7
(35.1)
−6.8
(19.8)
11.49
(52.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −15.5
(4.1)
−10.9
(12.4)
−2.2
(28)
7.9
(46.2)
15.4
(59.7)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
21.8
(71.2)
15.5
(59.9)
6.7
(44.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
−12.5
(9.5)
5.6
(42.1)
Average low °C (°F) −20.6
(−5.1)
−16.5
(2.3)
−8.2
(17.2)
1.5
(34.7)
9.0
(48.2)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
17.2
(63)
9.9
(49.8)
1.3
(34.3)
−8.7
(16.3)
−17.1
(1.2)
0.2
(32.4)
Record low °C (°F) −33.2
(−27.8)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−12
(10)
−4.3
(24.3)
4.4
(39.9)
10.0
(50)
7.7
(45.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
−13.5
(7.7)
−24.9
(−12.8)
−32.2
(−26)
−33.2
(−27.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.063)
2.7
(0.106)
9.4
(0.37)
16.3
(0.642)
40.1
(1.579)
71.6
(2.819)
137.3
(5.406)
97.0
(3.819)
39.2
(1.543)
21.8
(0.858)
6.2
(0.244)
3.0
(0.118)
446.2
(17.567)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 2.8 3.8 5.6 8.4 12.0 13.4 11.0 7.9 5.1 3.8 3.4 79.6
Source: Weather China

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:镇赉县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 

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