Tonghe County

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Tonghe County

通河县
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Location of Tonghe in Harbin
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Harbin in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 45°59′24″N128°44′46″E / 45.990°N 128.746°E / 45.990; 128.746 Coordinates: 45°59′24″N128°44′46″E / 45.990°N 128.746°E / 45.990; 128.746 [1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Sub-provincial city Harbin
Divisions
  • 6 towns
  • 2 townships
Seat Tonghe (通河镇)
Area
[2]
  Total5,675.5 km2 (2,191.3 sq mi)
Elevation
107 m (351 ft)
Population
 (2010) [3]
  Total210,650
  Density37/km2 (96/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
1509XX
Area code(s) 0451

Tonghe County (simplified Chinese :通河县; traditional Chinese :通河縣; pinyin :Tōnghé Xiàn; literally: 'Pass river') is under the administration of Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China, located on the northern (left) bank of the Songhua River. It is 161 kilometres (100 mi) to the east of central Harbin, bordering Yilan County to the east, Fangzheng County to the south, Mulan County to the west, as well as the prefecture-level city of Yichun to the north.

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Geography and climate

Tonghe County has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa/Dwb), with long, very dry, bitterly cold winters, very warm and humid summers, and short, rather dry spring and autumn in between. Its location in the Songhua River Valley at an elevation of 107 m (351 ft) allows for cool air to pool in and around the county seat, depressing temperatures slightly as compared to Harbin. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −20.4 °C (−4.7 °F) in January to 22.1 °C (71.8 °F) in July, and the annual mean is +2.93 °C (37.3 °F). Close to 65% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 46% in July to 66% in February, the area receives 2,413 hours of bright sunshine annually, with the latter half of winter being especially sunny.

Climate data for Tonghe County (1981–2010 normals)
MonthJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYear
Average high °C (°F)−13.7
(7.3)
−7.8
(18.0)
1.4
(34.5)
12.7
(54.9)
20.3
(68.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.1
(80.8)
25.8
(78.4)
20.5
(68.9)
11.4
(52.5)
−1.2
(29.8)
−11.1
(12.0)
9.2
(48.6)
Daily mean °C (°F)−20.4
(−4.7)
−15.3
(4.5)
−5.0
(23.0)
5.9
(42.6)
13.4
(56.1)
19.4
(66.9)
22.1
(71.8)
20.5
(68.9)
13.7
(56.7)
4.9
(40.8)
−7.0
(19.4)
−17.0
(1.4)
2.9
(37.3)
Average low °C (°F)−26.4
(−15.5)
−22.2
(−8.0)
−11.5
(11.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
6.4
(43.5)
13.8
(56.8)
17.6
(63.7)
16.0
(60.8)
7.7
(45.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
−12.2
(10.0)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−2.9
(26.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches)4.2
(0.17)
4.0
(0.16)
11.9
(0.47)
22.7
(0.89)
50.6
(1.99)
84.0
(3.31)
155.3
(6.11)
135.1
(5.32)
56.5
(2.22)
31.1
(1.22)
12.6
(0.50)
7.7
(0.30)
575.7
(22.66)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm)6.25.36.08.912.414.413.913.511.79.07.27.9116.4
Average relative humidity (%)75736763637281847871727673
Mean monthly sunshine hours 169.8192.0239.3222.1240.9225.7215.7203.7213.7189.4159.2141.02,412.5
Percent possible sunshine 61666555534846475756565354
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 19712000) [4] [5]

Administrative divisions

There are six towns and two townships in the county: [6]

Towns

Townships

Demographics

The population of the district was 234,662 in 1999. [7]

Transport

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