Seni District

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Seni
色尼区གསེར་རྙེད་ཆུས།
District
Tibet landscape.jpg
Location of Seni (red) within Nagqu (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Location of Seni (red) within Nagqu (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Seni is located in Tibet
Seni
Seni
Location of the seat in the Tibet Autonomous Region
Coordinates: 31°29′N 92°04′E / 31.483°N 92.067°E / 31.483; 92.067Coordinates: 31°29′N 92°04′E / 31.483°N 92.067°E / 31.483; 92.067
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionTibet Autonomous Region
Prefecture-level cityNagqu
Township-level divisions12
County seatNagqu Town
Elevation4,513 m (14,806 ft)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Seni District (Tibetan: གསེར་རྙེད་ཆུས།; Chinese: 色尼区; pinyin: Sèní Qū) is a district within the Nagqu of the Tibet Autonomous Region, western People's Republic of China.

Geography and climate[edit]

Located in the northern part of the Tibet Autonomous Region, Seni ranges in latitude from 30° 31' to 31° 55' N and in longitude from 91° 12' to 93° 02' E. Bordering counties within Nagqu are Lhari to the southeast, Biru to the east, Nyainrong to the northeast, Amdo to the northwest, and Baingoin to the west, while Lhasa City, the regional capital, is to the south.

With an elevation of around 4,500 metres (14,800 ft), Nagqu has a harsh, alpine climate (Köppen EH), with long, very cold and dry winters, and short, cool summers. In winter, temperatures frequently drop below −20 °C (−4 °F) at night and in summer typically rise to 16 °C (61 °F) during the day. The monthly 24-hour average daily temperature ranges from −12.6 °C (9.3 °F) in January to 9.0 °C (48.2 °F) in July, and the annual mean is only −1.17 °C (29.9 °F). From June to September, a majority of the days receives some precipitation, and over 80% of the annual precipitation is delivered.

Climate data for Nagqu County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 7.7
(45.9)
10.3
(50.5)
16.1
(61)
16.6
(61.9)
21.3
(70.3)
24.2
(75.6)
22.6
(72.7)
21.6
(70.9)
22.2
(72)
18.0
(64.4)
12.8
(55)
11.8
(53.2)
24.2
(75.6)
Average high °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.9
(37.2)
6.8
(44.2)
11.2
(52.2)
14.9
(58.8)
15.6
(60.1)
15.1
(59.2)
12.7
(54.9)
7.5
(45.5)
1.8
(35.2)
−1.9
(28.6)
6.9
(44.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −12.6
(9.3)
−9.8
(14.4)
−5.4
(22.3)
−1.2
(29.8)
3.5
(38.3)
7.7
(45.9)
9.0
(48.2)
8.4
(47.1)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.2
(31.6)
−7.2
(19)
−11.8
(10.8)
−1.2
(29.8)
Average low °C (°F) −21.1
(−6)
−18.3
(−0.9)
−13.6
(7.5)
−8.5
(16.7)
−3.3
(26.1)
1.5
(34.7)
3.5
(38.3)
3.0
(37.4)
0.3
(32.5)
−6
(21)
−14.4
(6.1)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−8.1
(17.5)
Record low °C (°F) −37.6
(−35.7)
−32.2
(−26)
−27.3
(−17.1)
−20.1
(−4.2)
−12.5
(9.5)
−8.8
(16.2)
−4.9
(23.2)
−6.1
(21)
−9.6
(14.7)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−31.7
(−25.1)
−34.6
(−30.3)
−37.6
(−35.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.2
(0.126)
3.3
(0.13)
3.6
(0.142)
11.2
(0.441)
28.5
(1.122)
83.8
(3.299)
103.1
(4.059)
91.5
(3.602)
75.2
(2.961)
20.4
(0.803)
3.8
(0.15)
2.6
(0.102)
430.2
(16.937)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.0 4.1 3.9 6.8 13.2 18.8 20.1 19.3 18.8 8.1 3.0 2.8 122.9
Source: Weather China[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

The area is made up of several towns and townships:[2]

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 那曲城市介绍 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-05-27.
  2. ^ "那曲县历史沿革" (in Simplified Chinese). 行政区划网站www.xzqh.org. Retrieved 20 February 2018. 2010年第六次人口普查,那曲县常住总人口108781人,其中,那曲镇50530人,罗玛镇6572人,古露镇3695人,香茂乡6402人,油恰乡5013人,那玛切乡7898人,孔玛乡4690人,达萨乡8098人,洛麦乡3127人,色雄乡4047人,尼玛乡4175人,达前乡4534人。

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