Gar County

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Gar County
噶尔县སྒར་རྫོང་།
County
Location of Gar County within Tibet
Location of Gar County within Tibet
Country China
Region Tibet
Prefecture Ngari Prefecture
Capital Shiquanhe (Gar)

Gar County (Tibetan: སྒར་རྫོང་ wylie: sgar rdzong; Chinese: 噶尔县; Pinyin:Gá'ěr Xiàn) is a county in the Ngari Prefecture of the western Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The main town is Shiquanhe, once known as the city of "Gar" and often known as "Ali" in English.

Geology[edit]

Main rivers in the county include Sênggê Zangbo and Gar Zangbo.

Climate data for Shiquanhe
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
9.5
(49.1)
13.4
(56.1)
15.7
(60.3)
20.5
(68.9)
25.2
(77.4)
32.1
(89.8)
26.4
(79.5)
23.7
(74.7)
16.7
(62.1)
12.7
(54.9)
7.1
(44.8)
32.1
(89.8)
Average high °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.3
(36.1)
7.4
(45.3)
12.6
(54.7)
18.1
(64.6)
21.5
(70.7)
20.5
(68.9)
16.3
(61.3)
8.2
(46.8)
2.9
(37.2)
−1.6
(29.1)
8.51
(47.31)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.0
(10.4)
−9.2
(15.4)
−4.8
(23.4)
0.1
(32.2)
5.1
(41.2)
10.7
(51.3)
14.4
(57.9)
13.8
(56.8)
9.3
(48.7)
0.5
(32.9)
−5.7
(21.7)
−10.1
(13.8)
1.01
(33.81)
Average low °C (°F) −19.7
(−3.5)
−16.9
(1.6)
−12.6
(9.3)
−7.9
(17.8)
−2.7
(27.1)
3.1
(37.6)
7.7
(45.9)
7.5
(45.5)
2.0
(35.6)
−8.0
(17.6)
−14.8
(5.4)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−6.71
(19.93)
Record low °C (°F) −36.6
(−33.9)
−30.2
(−22.4)
−25.3
(−13.5)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−11.2
(11.8)
−6.6
(20.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
−0.4
(31.3)
−10.0
(14)
−17.0
(1.4)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−36.6
(−33.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.063)
1.2
(0.047)
1.4
(0.055)
1.3
(0.051)
2.9
(0.114)
3.7
(0.146)
21.4
(0.843)
23.8
(0.937)
5.7
(0.224)
2.0
(0.079)
0.3
(0.012)
1.1
(0.043)
66.4
(2.614)
Source: China Meteorological Administration,[1]

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中国地面国际交换站气候标准值月值数据集(1981-2010年). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved January 1, 2011. 

Coordinates: 32°05′49″N 80°21′23″E / 32.09694°N 80.35639°E / 32.09694; 80.35639