Location in Baishan City
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|County seat||Jingyu Town|
|• Total||3,094 km2 (1,195 sq mi)|
|Elevation||549.2 m (1,801.8 ft)|
|• Density||47/km2 (120/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Jingyu County (simplified Chinese :靖宇县; traditional Chinese :靖宇縣; pinyin :Jìngyǔ Xiàn), formerly Méngjiāng County (simplified Chinese:蒙江县; traditional Chinese:蒙江縣) until February 1946, is a county in southern Jilin province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Baishan City. It is named after General Yang Jingyu, who was killed here during World War II.
There are seven towns and five townships under the county's administration.
Jingyu is located in southern Jilin and the northern part of Baishan City on the upper reaches of the Songhua River amidst the western periphery of the Changbai Mountains. The bordering county-level divisions are Fusong County to the east, Jiangyuan District to the south, Huinan to the west, and Huadian to the north. Its latitude ranges from 42° 06' to 42° 48' N and longitude 126° 30' to 127° 16' E. The average elevation in the county is 775 metres (2,543 ft), though the county seat is only at 549.2 m (1,802 ft).
Jingyu has a monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, bitterly cold winters, and short, but very warm and rainy summers. Spring and autumn are short with some rainfall. The monthly 24-hour average temperature in January is −17.4 °C (0.7 °F), and 20.9 °C (69.6 °F) in July, and the annual mean is +3.38 °C (38.1 °F). The mountainous location means that diurnal temperature variation is large, reaching 17 °C (31 °F) in winter, but precipitation is enhanced: the total precipitation is 764 millimetres (30.1 in), with more than 80% of it falling from May to September. The frost-free lasts only 104 days.
|Climate data for Jingyu County (1971−2000)|
|Record high °C (°F)||4.3|
|Average high °C (°F)||−8.3|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−17.4|
|Average low °C (°F)||−25.3|
|Record low °C (°F)||−41.9|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||7.1|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||8.5||8.3||9.5||10.6||13.4||16.7||18.0||15.8||12.0||10.2||10.5||10.3||143.8|
|Source: Weather China|
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