Jainca County

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Jainca
尖扎县 · གཅན་ཚ་རྫོང་།
County
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
Country China
Province Qinghai
Autonomous prefecture Huangnan
County seat Markhu Thang
Area
 • Total 1,714 km2 (662 sq mi)
Elevation 1,990 m (6,530 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 55,325
 • Density 32/km2 (84/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 811200
Area code(s) 0973
Location of Jianzha (red) in Huangnan (yellow)

Jainzha County or Chentsa 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 6 townships, 3 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: Maketang).

Climate[edit]

Jainca County has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) and it had the extreme high temperature at Qinghai of 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)
12.8
(55)
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)
15.8
(60.4)
10.0
(50)
4.2
(39.6)
15.82
(60.48)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−1.1
(30)
4.4
(39.9)
10.4
(50.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.6
(63.7)
19.7
(67.5)
18.9
(66)
14.4
(57.9)
8.5
(47.3)
1.7
(35.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
8.33
(47)
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)
2.37
(36.28)
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
(7)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−18.8
(−1.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.7
(0.028)
0.7
(0.028)
5.0
(0.197)
16.1
(0.634)
47.7
(1.878)
56.9
(2.24)
74.7
(2.941)
70.2
(2.764)
55.1
(2.169)
18.4
(0.724)
1.3
(0.051)
0.4
(0.016)
347.2
(13.67)
Source: China Meteorological Administration,[1]

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