Majiang County

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Majiang County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
Country China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Majiang County (麻江县) is a county of Guizhou, China. It is under the administration of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Majiang (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
28.9
(84)
31.3
(88.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.2
(91.8)
32.4
(90.3)
34.1
(93.4)
34.5
(94.1)
33.3
(91.9)
30.5
(86.9)
27.4
(81.3)
23.8
(74.8)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
13.8
(56.8)
19.6
(67.3)
23.3
(73.9)
25.6
(78.1)
27.6
(81.7)
28.0
(82.4)
24.9
(76.8)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
10.0
(50)
18.63
(65.53)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.7
(42.3)
9.6
(49.3)
15.1
(59.2)
19.1
(66.4)
21.8
(71.2)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
20.4
(68.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.1
(52)
6.2
(43.2)
14.61
(58.31)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
3.4
(38.1)
6.9
(44.4)
12.0
(53.6)
15.9
(60.6)
19.0
(66.2)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
17.1
(62.8)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
3.5
(38.3)
11.8
(53.23)
Record low °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
−6.2
(20.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
1.6
(34.9)
6.4
(43.5)
11.4
(52.5)
13.0
(55.4)
13.9
(57)
9.4
(48.9)
3.0
(37.4)
−4.3
(24.3)
−6.6
(20.1)
−6.9
(19.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.7
(1.602)
42.0
(1.654)
62.8
(2.472)
104.3
(4.106)
185.1
(7.287)
240.7
(9.476)
220.1
(8.665)
124.5
(4.902)
104.5
(4.114)
94.1
(3.705)
61.1
(2.406)
29.9
(1.177)
1,309.8
(51.566)
Average relative humidity (%) 85 84 83 82 82 84 82 81 80 83 81 79 82.2
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Languages[edit]

Languages spoken in Majiang County include Dongjia, Raojia, and Mulao. The Yao of Heba (河坝) speak an unclassified Hmong-Mien language.

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic Mulao are located in the following villages.[1] They are called "Ka" 卡 by the Raojia and "Kabie" 卡别 by the Miao.

  • Jidong Township 基东乡: Wengpao 瓮袍、Wengchang 瓮偿、An'e 安鹅、Jidong 基东
  • Xiasi Township 下司镇: Wenggang 瓮港、Dapo 大坡
  • Longshan Township 龙山乡: Fuxing 复兴
  • Bibo Township 碧波乡: Xinpai 新牌

The Raojia (also called Tianjia 天家 or Tian Miao 天苗) live in the townships of Heba 河坝 and Longshan 龙山 (in 23 natural villages, inside 6 administrative villages).[1] The Dongjia are distributed in 250 natural villages, inside 35 administrative villages and 12 townships.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Majiang County Almanac (1992)

Coordinates: 26°27′38″N 107°38′37″E / 26.46056°N 107.64361°E / 26.46056; 107.64361