Changling in Songyuan
Songyuan in Jilin
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Seat||Changling Town (长岭镇)|
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|• Total||5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi)|
|Elevation||191 m (627 ft)|
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|• Density||110/km2 (290/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Changling County (simplified Chinese :长岭县; traditional Chinese :長嶺縣; pinyin :Chánglǐng Xiàn) is a county in the northwest of Jilin province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the west. It is the southernmost and westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Songyuan, with a population of 640,000[ when? ] residing in an area of 5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi).
The county administers 12 towns and 10 townships.
Changling is in the southwest part of Songyuan City and borders Nong'an County to the east, Gongzhuling and Shuangliao to the south, Horqin Left Middle Banner of Inner Mongolia to the west, and Tongyu County, Qian'an County, and Qian Gorlos County to the north.
Changling has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa) characterised by hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon, and long, very cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian anticyclone. A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August. The monthly 24-hour average temperatures ranges from −15.5 °C (4.1 °F) in January to 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 5.55 °C (42.0 °F). The frost-free period lasts 140 days.
|Climate data for Changling County (1971–2000)|
|Record high °C (°F)||5.0|
|Average high °C (°F)||−9.3|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−15.5|
|Average low °C (°F)||−20.6|
|Record low °C (°F)||−33.2|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||1.6|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||2.4||2.8||3.8||5.6||8.4||12.0||13.4||11.0||7.9||5.1||3.8||3.4||79.6|
|Source: Weather China|
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