Huailai County

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Huailai County
怀来县
County
Huailai is located in Hebei
Huailai
Huailai
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 40°25′N 115°31′E / 40.417°N 115.517°E / 40.417; 115.517Coordinates: 40°25′N 115°31′E / 40.417°N 115.517°E / 40.417; 115.517
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Zhangjiakou
County seat Shacheng
Area
 • Total 1,793 km2 (692 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 338,000
 • Density 190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 075400
Area code(s) 0313
Website huailai.gov.cn

Huailai (simplified Chinese: 怀; traditional Chinese: 懷來縣; pinyin: Huáilái Xiàn) is a county in northwestern Hebei province, People's Republic of China, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Zhangjiakou.

Huailai County is a center for grape wine production, with the China Great Wall Wine Company, Ltd. headquartered in the town of Shacheng.[1] Huailai Tianyuan Special Type Glass Co., Ltd. is also located in Huailai County.[2]

Geography[edit]

Huailai County is located in the eastern part of Zhangjiakou prefecture, with latitude ranging from 40° 04′ to 40° 35′ N and longitude 115° 16′ to 115° 58′ E. It contains the upper reaches of the Yongding River and borders Beijing Municipality. It is 87 kilometres (54 mi) east-southeast of the urban area of Zhangjiakou and 120 kilometres (75 mi) west-northwest of Beijing city proper.

Huailai County has a monsoon-influenced, continental semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk), with cold, dry, and windy winters and hot, humid summers, with temperatures slightly warmer than Zhangjiakou due to the more southerly location but still significantly cooler than in Beijing due to the high elevation. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −7.4 °C (18.7 °F) in January to 24.4 °C (75.9 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 9.60 °C (49.3 °F). A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 60% in July to 73% in January and February, sunshine is abundant year-round, totalling about 3,030 hours annually.

Climate data for Huailai County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −1.2
(29.8)
2.6
(36.7)
9.7
(49.5)
19.1
(66.4)
25.6
(78.1)
29.4
(84.9)
30.2
(86.4)
28.7
(83.7)
24.4
(75.9)
17.3
(63.1)
7.5
(45.5)
0.6
(33.1)
16.2
(61.1)
Average low °C (°F) −12.2
(10)
−9.5
(14.9)
−3.2
(26.2)
4.9
(40.8)
11.5
(52.7)
16.4
(61.5)
19.4
(66.9)
17.7
(63.9)
11.4
(52.5)
4.4
(39.9)
−3.4
(25.9)
−9.7
(14.5)
4.0
(39.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.7
(0.067)
3.1
(0.122)
6.6
(0.26)
14.2
(0.559)
28.6
(1.126)
61.7
(2.429)
107.5
(4.232)
84.8
(3.339)
41.3
(1.626)
15.4
(0.606)
6.0
(0.236)
1.5
(0.059)
372.4
(14.661)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.3 2.0 4.3 5.0 7.5 10.5 13.7 12.4 8.8 4.4 2.5 1.4 73.8
Average relative humidity (%) 40 41 41 39 43 54 68 71 63 54 50 43 50.6
Mean monthly sunshine hours 218.1 217.2 256.2 274.5 303.4 298.8 274.4 266.4 261.4 249.1 208.4 201.9 3,029.8
Percent possible sunshine 73 73 70 69 68 67 60 63 70 72 70 70 68
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 11 towns, five townships and one ethnic township in the county:[3]

Towns (镇)[edit]

Townships (乡)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.winechina.com/EN/brands/gw02.asp
  2. ^ http://www.ty-glass.com/
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:怀来县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-02-24. 

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