Gar County

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Gar County

噶尔县སྒར་རྫོང་།

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PLA emblem on the hill near Shiquanhe
PLA emblem on the hill near Shiquanhe
Location of Gar County within Tibet Autonomous Region
Location of Gar County within Tibet Autonomous Region
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionTibet Autonomous Region
PrefectureNgari Prefecture
SeatShiquanhe (Gar)

Gar County (Tibetan: སྒར་རྫོང་།, Wylie: sgar rdzong, ZYPY: Gar Zong; simplified Chinese: 噶尔县; traditional Chinese: 噶爾縣; pinyin: Gá'ěr Xiàn) is a district (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)
8.5
(47.3)
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)
1.0
(33.8)
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)
−6.7
(19.9)
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
(14.0)
−17.0
(1.4)
−23.5
(−10.3)
−32.9
(−27.2)
−36.6
(−33.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.06)
1.2
(0.05)
1.4
(0.06)
1.3
(0.05)
2.9
(0.11)
3.7
(0.15)
21.4
(0.84)
23.8
(0.94)
5.7
(0.22)
2.0
(0.08)
0.3
(0.01)
1.1
(0.04)
66.4
(2.61)
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) (in Chinese). 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