Jainca County

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Chentsa
尖扎县 · གཅན་ཚ་རྫོང་།
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Jainca (Jianzha) County (light red) within Huangnan Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
Jainca (Jianzha) County (light red) within Huangnan Prefecture (yellow) and Qinghai
Coordinates: 35°56′18″N 102°02′00″E / 35.93833°N 102.03333°E / 35.93833; 102.03333Coordinates: 35°56′18″N 102°02′00″E / 35.93833°N 102.03333°E / 35.93833; 102.03333
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceQinghai
Autonomous prefectureHuangnan
County seatMarkhu Thang
Area
 • Total1,714 km2 (662 sq mi)
Elevation
1,990 m (6,530 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total55,325
 • Density32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
811200
Area code0973

Jainca County, Chentsa County or Jainzha County (Tibetan: གཅན་ཚ།, Wylie: gcan tsha; Chinese: 尖扎县; pinyin: Jiānzhā Xiàn) is a county in Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China, to Tibetans in the area known as Malho Prefecture, part of Amdo. There are six townships, three towns and a total of 79 administrative villages in Chentsa county. The county has an area of 1714 square kilometres and a population of ~50,000 (2001), 67% Tibetan. The county seat is the town of Markhu Thang (Tibetan: མར་ཁུ་ཐང་།, Wylie: mar khu thang; Chinese: 马克堂; pinyin: Mǎkètáng).

Climate[edit]

Jainca County has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) and it set the record high temperature of Qinghai[citation needed], at 40.3 °C (104.5 °F), on July 24, 2000.

Climate data for Jainca County
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
18.2
(64.8)
29.5
(85.1)
34.5
(94.1)
31.6
(88.9)
33.1
(91.6)
40.3
(104.5)
36.0
(96.8)
31.9
(89.4)
26.0
(78.8)
18.9
(66.0)
12.8
(55.0)
40.3
(104.5)
Average high °C (°F) 2.9
(37.2)
6.6
(43.9)
12.1
(53.8)
18.1
(64.6)
21.8
(71.2)
24.5
(76.1)
26.7
(80.1)
26.0
(78.8)
21.1
(70.0)
15.8
(60.4)
10.0
(50.0)
4.2
(39.6)
15.8
(60.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−1.1
(30.0)
4.4
(39.9)
10.4
(50.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.6
(63.7)
19.7
(67.5)
18.9
(66.0)
14.4
(57.9)
8.5
(47.3)
1.7
(35.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
8.3
(47.0)
Average low °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−7.3
(18.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
4.0
(39.2)
8.2
(46.8)
11.4
(52.5)
13.6
(56.5)
13.2
(55.8)
9.4
(48.9)
3.1
(37.6)
−4.5
(23.9)
−9.9
(14.2)
2.4
(36.3)
Record low °C (°F) −18.8
(−1.8)
−16.4
(2.5)
−13.7
(7.3)
−6.8
(19.8)
−1.5
(29.3)
3.5
(38.3)
5.6
(42.1)
6.9
(44.4)
1.2
(34.2)
−7.5
(18.5)
−14.0
(6.8)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−18.8
(−1.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.7
(0.03)
0.7
(0.03)
5.0
(0.20)
16.1
(0.63)
47.7
(1.88)
56.9
(2.24)
74.7
(2.94)
70.2
(2.76)
55.1
(2.17)
18.4
(0.72)
1.3
(0.05)
0.4
(0.02)
347.2
(13.67)
Source: China Meteorological Administration[1]

See also[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.

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