Mengla County

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Mengla County

勐腊县 · เมืองหล้า
Traffic in the town of Mengla
Traffic in the town of Mengla
Location of Mengla County (pink) within Xishuangbanna Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Mengla County (pink) within Xishuangbanna Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Mengla County is located in Yunnan
Mengla County
Mengla County
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates (Mengla government): 21°27′32″N 101°33′50″E / 21.459°N 101.564°E / 21.459; 101.564Coordinates: 21°27′32″N 101°33′50″E / 21.459°N 101.564°E / 21.459; 101.564
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
PrefectureXishuangbanna
GB/T 2260 CODE[1]532823
Area
 • Total7,056 km2 (2,724 sq mi)
Population
 • Total194,360
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
666300[2]
Area code(s)0691[2]
Websitehttp://www.ynml.gov.cn/
1Yunnan Statistics Bureau [1]
2Xishuangbanna Gov. [2]
3Yunnan Portal [3]

Mengla County (simplified Chinese: 勐腊县; traditional Chinese: 猛臘縣; pinyin: Měnglà Xiàn; Thai: เมิ้งล่า, เมืองหล้า) is a county under the jurisdiction of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, in far southern Yunnan province, China. Meng is a variation of Mueang.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Menglang County has eight towns and two townships.

  • Towns: Mengla (勐腊镇), Mengpeng (勐捧镇), Mengman (勐满镇), Menglun (勐仑镇), Mohan (磨憨镇), Mengban (勐伴镇), Guanlei (关累镇), and Yiwu (易武镇)
  • Townships: Xiangming (象明彝族乡) and Yaoqu (瑶区瑶族乡)

Biodiversity[edit]

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is located in Menglun in Mengla County, covering an area of more than 1000 ha. Over 13,000 species of tropical plants are preserved in its 35 living collections.[3]

The last Indochinese tiger in the wild in China is believed to have been killed near Mengla in 2009. The perpetrator is believed to have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for this.[citation needed]

A tiny frog, Raorchestes menglaensis (known as the Zhishihe's bubble-nest frog or Mengla small treefrog) is only known from its type locality, Zhishihe in Mengla County.[4]

Climate[edit]

Mengla has a tropical savanna climate (Köppen Aw) with strong monsoonal influences. Summer is long and there is virtually no "winter" as such; instead, there is a dry season (December thru April) and wet season (May thru October). The coolest month is December, averaging 18.4 °C (65.1 °F), while the warmest is June, at 26.7 °C (80.1 °F); the annual mean is 23.43 °C (74.2 °F). However, high temperatures reach their peak in April before the onset of the monsoon from the Indian Ocean.

Transport[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-01-29.
  2. ^ a b Area Code and Postal Code in Yunnan Province
  3. ^ "Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden". Chinese Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Raorchestes menglaensis (Kou, 1990)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 November 2013.

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