Zêkog County

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Tongren
泽库县 · རྩེ་ཁོག་རྫོང་།
County
Country China
Province Qinghai
Autonomous prefecture Huangnan
County seat Chak Qu Town
Area
 • Total 6,494 km2 (2,507 sq mi)
Elevation 3,660 m (12,010 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 69,416
 • Density 11/km2 (28/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 811400
Area code(s) 0973

Zêkog County (Standard Tibetan: རྩེ་ཁོག་, Wylie: rtse khog; Chinese: 泽库县 ; pinyin : Zékù Xiàn) is the second largest administrative subdivision by area within Huangnan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, China. The county has an area of 6658 square kilometres and a population of ~50,000 (2001), mainly Tibetan. The county seat is the town of Chak Qu, the elevation of Zekog is 3700 meter above sea level.

Climate[edit]

Zêkog County has a alpine climate (Köppen ET) due to very high elevation.

Climate data for Zêkog County(1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
12.3
(54.1)
16.5
(61.7)
21.6
(70.9)
21.4
(70.5)
22.8
(73)
25.2
(77.4)
23.2
(73.8)
22.9
(73.2)
19.0
(66.2)
12.2
(54)
10.9
(51.6)
25.2
(77.4)
Average high °C (°F) −2.9
(26.8)
−0.4
(31.3)
3.3
(37.9)
7.5
(45.5)
10.8
(51.4)
13.2
(55.8)
15.5
(59.9)
15.4
(59.7)
11.9
(53.4)
6.8
(44.2)
2.0
(35.6)
−1.4
(29.5)
6.81
(44.25)
Daily mean °C (°F) −13.3
(8.1)
−10.3
(13.5)
−5.6
(21.9)
−0.2
(31.6)
3.8
(38.8)
7.1
(44.8)
9.3
(48.7)
8.5
(47.3)
4.9
(40.8)
−0.6
(30.9)
−7.5
(18.5)
−12.0
(10.4)
−1.32
(29.61)
Average low °C (°F) −21.3
(−6.3)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−12.8
(9)
−6.7
(19.9)
−2.0
(28.4)
1.7
(35.1)
3.7
(38.7)
2.8
(37)
0.1
(32.2)
−5.6
(21.9)
−14.3
(6.3)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−7.71
(18.13)
Record low °C (°F) −35
(−31)
−31.9
(−25.4)
−28.3
(−18.9)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−17.3
(0.9)
−6.2
(20.8)
−8.7
(16.3)
−7.6
(18.3)
−10.5
(13.1)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−27.1
(−16.8)
−31.1
(−24)
−35
(−31)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.1
(0.122)
4.4
(0.173)
11.1
(0.437)
23.8
(0.937)
55.0
(2.165)
87.4
(3.441)
107.4
(4.228)
87.2
(3.433)
80.1
(3.154)
29.4
(1.157)
3.2
(0.126)
1.3
(0.051)
493.4
(19.424)
Source: China Meteorological Administration,[1]

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Coordinates: 35°05′N 101°30′E / 35.083°N 101.500°E / 35.083; 101.500