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Qianxi County, Guizhou

Qianxi County
黔西县
County
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture-level city Bijie
County seat Liancheng Subdistrict (莲城街道)
Elevation 1,225 m (4,019 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 551500
Area code(s) 0857

Qianxi (Chinese: 黔西; pinyin: Qiánxī) is a county of western Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Bijie City.

Geography and climate

Qianxi County ranges in latitude from 26° 45' to 27° 21' N and in longitude from 105° 47' to 106° 26' E, and straddles the middle reaches of the Wu River. It borders Xiuwen County to the east, Qingzhen and Zhijin County to the south, Dafang County to the west, north and northeast, and Jinsha County to the north. As measured from the county seat, the provincial capital Guiyang is 117 kilometres (73 mi) away, while the prefectural seat, Qixingguan, is 115 km (71 mi) off.

Due to its low latitude and elevation above 1,200 m (3,900 ft), Qianxi has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with hot, humid summers (though devoid of extreme heat) and cool, damp winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 3.6 °C (38.5 °F) in January to 23.0 °C (73.4 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 14.0 °C (57.2 °F). Rainfall is extremely common year-round, occurring on 187 days of the year (i.e. slightly more than half of the days), but over half of the annual total

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