Changling County

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Changling County

长岭县
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Changling in Songyuan
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Songyuan in Jilin
Coordinates: 44°16′34″N123°58′01″E / 44.276°N 123.967°E / 44.276; 123.967 Coordinates: 44°16′34″N123°58′01″E / 44.276°N 123.967°E / 44.276; 123.967
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
Prefecture-level city Songyuan
Seat Changling Town (长岭镇)
Area
  Total5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi)
Elevation
191 m (627 ft)
Population
  Total640,000
  Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
131500

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).

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Administrative divisions

The county administers 12 towns and 10 townships. [1]

Towns:

Townships:

Geography and climate

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 (19712000)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Record high °C (°F)5.0
(41.0)
14.9
(58.8)
20.4
(68.7)
29.3
(84.7)
35.7
(96.3)
36.5
(97.7)
36.4
(97.5)
36.2
(97.2)
31.2
(88.2)
27.1
(80.8)
19.0
(66.2)
10.6
(51.1)
36.5
(97.7)
Average high °C (°F)−9.3
(15.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
3.9
(39.0)
14.4
(57.9)
21.8
(71.2)
26.6
(79.9)
28.2
(82.8)
27.0
(80.6)
21.6
(70.9)
13.1
(55.6)
1.7
(35.1)
−6.8
(19.8)
11.5
(52.7)
Daily mean °C (°F)−15.5
(4.1)
−10.9
(12.4)
−2.2
(28.0)
7.9
(46.2)
15.4
(59.7)
20.9
(69.6)
23.5
(74.3)
21.8
(71.2)
15.5
(59.9)
6.7
(44.1)
−4.0
(24.8)
−12.5
(9.5)
5.6
(42.0)
Average low °C (°F)−20.6
(−5.1)
−16.5
(2.3)
−8.2
(17.2)
1.5
(34.7)
9.0
(48.2)
15.4
(59.7)
19.2
(66.6)
17.2
(63.0)
9.9
(49.8)
1.3
(34.3)
−8.7
(16.3)
−17.1
(1.2)
0.2
(32.4)
Record low °C (°F)−33.2
(−27.8)
−31.5
(−24.7)
−24.2
(−11.6)
−12
(10)
−4.3
(24.3)
4.4
(39.9)
10.0
(50.0)
7.7
(45.9)
−1.2
(29.8)
−13.5
(7.7)
−24.9
(−12.8)
−32.2
(−26.0)
−33.2
(−27.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches)1.6
(0.06)
2.7
(0.11)
9.4
(0.37)
16.3
(0.64)
40.1
(1.58)
71.6
(2.82)
137.3
(5.41)
97.0
(3.82)
39.2
(1.54)
21.8
(0.86)
6.2
(0.24)
3.0
(0.12)
446.2
(17.57)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)2.42.83.85.68.412.013.411.07.95.13.83.479.6
Source: Weather China

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References

  1. 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:镇赉县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-17.[ permanent dead link ]