Keshan in Qiqihar
Qiqihar in Heilongjiang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||2 towns|
|County seat||Keshan (克山镇)|
|• Total||3,632 km2 (1,402 sq mi)|
|Elevation||223 m (732 ft)|
|• Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Keshan (Chinese :克山; pinyin :Kèshān) is a county in western Heilongjiang province, China, about 100 km (62 mi) northeast of Qiqihar, which administers it. It is named from a city-shaped extinct volcano, which has a name of Erkeshan in its territory. Its total area is 3,632 square kilometres (1,402 sq mi), with a population of 460,000.[ when? ] Post Code: 161610. The seat of Keshan County is located in Keshan Town.
Keshan has a humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa/Dwb), with long, bitterly cold, but dry winters, and humid, very warm summers. The monthly daily mean temperature in January, the coldest month, is −21.4 °C (−6.5 °F), and July, the warmest month, averages 22.0 °C (71.6 °F), with an average annual temperature +2.27 °C (36.1 °F). A majority of the annual precipitation falls in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 54% in July to 71% in February, sunshine is abundant and the area receives 2,710 hours of bright sunshine annually.
|Climate data for Keshan County (1981–2010 normals)|
|Average high °C (°F)||−16.0|
|Daily mean °C (°F)||−21.4|
|Average low °C (°F)||−26.1|
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||3.4|
|Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)||4.4||3.6||4.1||7.2||9.0||13.4||14.3||13.0||10.5||6.7||5.7||5.8||97.7|
|Average relative humidity (%)||73||69||57||50||49||62||76||77||68||61||66||73||65|
|Mean monthly sunshine hours||174.0||202.8||255.1||236.1||272.8||272.6||259.3||258.9||231.9||218.0||177.4||150.8||2,709.7|
|Percent possible sunshine||64||71||70||58||58||57||54||59||62||65||64||58||61|
|Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)|
There are two towns and nine townships in the county:
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