Dunhua

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Dunhua

敦化市 · 돈화시
Dunhua in 2013
Dunhua in 2013
Dunhua is located in Jilin
Dunhua
Dunhua
Location in Jilin province
Coordinates: 43°22′N 128°14′E / 43.367°N 128.233°E / 43.367; 128.233Coordinates: 43°22′N 128°14′E / 43.367°N 128.233°E / 43.367; 128.233
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJilin
PrefectureYanbian
SeatMinzhu Subdistrict
Area
 • Total11,963 km2 (4,619 sq mi)
Elevation
505 m (1,657 ft)
Population
 • Total480,000
 • Density40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
133700
Area code(s)0433
Dunhua
Chinese
Chinese Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl
South Korean name
Hangul

Dunhua is a county-level city of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in southeastern Jilin province, People's Republic of China. It has more than 480,000 inhabitants (as of 2002) and was the capital of Balhae between 742−756, known at the time as "Junggyeong". During the Qing Dynasty it was called Áodōng (敖东) in Chinese and Odoli in Manchu.[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

Dunhua is situated amongst the Changbai Mountains, its administrative area spanning 42°42′−44°30′ N latitude and 127°28′−129°13′ E longitude, reaching a maximal north-south extent of 200 km (124 mi) and east-west width of 142 km (88 mi). Its total area of 11,957 km2 (4,617 sq mi) makes it, by area, the largest county-level city of the province.

Dunhua has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, very cold winters, and short, but warm, humid summers. Spring and autumn constitute very short transitions with some, but usually not heavy, rainfall. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −16.6 °C (2.1 °F) in January to 20.1 °C (68.2 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 3.28 °C (37.9 °F) and a total precipitation of 632 mm (24.9 in), more than 60% of which falls from June through August.

Climate data for Dunhua (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 5.6
(42.1)
12.7
(54.9)
16.7
(62.1)
29.0
(84.2)
32.4
(90.3)
34.5
(94.1)
36.4
(97.5)
33.3
(91.9)
29.2
(84.6)
28.3
(82.9)
18.9
(66.0)
8.4
(47.1)
36.4
(97.5)
Average high °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−5.6
(21.9)
2.0
(35.6)
12.2
(54.0)
19.3
(66.7)
23.0
(73.4)
25.5
(77.9)
24.6
(76.3)
19.5
(67.1)
12.0
(53.6)
1.4
(34.5)
−6.6
(20.1)
9.8
(49.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.6
(2.1)
−12.7
(9.1)
−4.2
(24.4)
5.3
(41.5)
12.1
(53.8)
16.8
(62.2)
20.1
(68.2)
19.1
(66.4)
12.6
(54.7)
4.7
(40.5)
−4.8
(23.4)
−13.0
(8.6)
3.3
(37.9)
Average low °C (°F) −22.8
(−9.0)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−10.7
(12.7)
−1.1
(30.0)
5.3
(41.5)
11.3
(52.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.5
(58.1)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−2.6
(27.4)
Record low °C (°F) −35.9
(−32.6)
−33.9
(−29.0)
−26.8
(−16.2)
−13.7
(7.3)
−9.6
(14.7)
1.4
(34.5)
7.4
(45.3)
3.0
(37.4)
−6
(21)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−34.1
(−29.4)
−35.9
(−32.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.8
(0.19)
4.8
(0.19)
11.9
(0.47)
29.0
(1.14)
59.7
(2.35)
116.1
(4.57)
151.8
(5.98)
138.0
(5.43)
65.4
(2.57)
28.8
(1.13)
14.8
(0.58)
6.6
(0.26)
631.7
(24.86)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.3 5.6 7.3 10.1 12.6 16.2 16.2 15.4 11.2 8.5 8.0 6.6 123.0
Source: Weather China

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dunhua has four subdistricts, 11 towns, and 5 townships.[2]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

Sister cities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/6787.htm
  2. ^ 延边朝鲜族自治州-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). xzqh.org. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
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