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Shen County

Shen County
莘县
County
Shen County is located in Shandong
Shen County
Shen County
Location in Shandong
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Liaocheng
Township-level divisions 4 subdistricts
16 towns
4 townships
County seat Yanta Subdistrict (燕塔街道)
Area
 • Total 1,387.74 km2 (535.81 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population
 • Total 966,000
 • Density 700/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 252400
Area code(s) 0635
Website .cn.govsdsx

Shen County (simplified Chinese: 莘县; traditional Chinese: 莘縣; pinyin: Shēn Xiàn), or Shenxian, is a county of western Shandong province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan to the south and Hebei to the west. It is administered by Liaocheng City.

The population was 949,768 in 1999.[1]

Administrative divisions

There are 4 subdistricts, 16 towns and 4 townships in the county:[2]

Subdistricts (街道)

Towns (镇)

Townships (乡)

Geography and climate

Shen County ranges in latitude from 35° 46' to 36° 25' N and in longitude from 115° 20' to 115° 44' E, reaching 68 kilometres (42 mi) in north-south extent and 32 km (20 mi) in east-west width, and covers an area of 1,387.74 km2 (535.81 sq mi). It borders Guan County and Dongchangfu District to the north, Yanggu County across the Jinxian River (金线河) to the east, Puyang City of Henan to the south, and Handan City of Hebei to the west.

Shen County has a monsoon-influenced, continental semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk) with four distinct seasons. Winters are cold and very dry, with a 24-hour average temperature of −2.0 °C (28.4 °F) in January, while summers are hot and humid, with a 24-hour average temperature of 26.7 °C (80.1 °F) in July; the annual mean is 13.2 °C (55.8 °F). Nearly half of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.

Climate data for Chaocheng, Shen County (1971–2000), >20 km (12 mi) south of the county seat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 3.8
(38.8)
7.3
(45.1)
13.2
(55.8)
21.0
(69.8)
26.5
(79.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.5
(88.7)
30.2
(86.4)
26.6
(79.9)
21.0
(69.8)
12.7
(54.9)
6.0
(42.8)
19.3
(66.7)
Average low °C (°F) −6.5
(20.3)
−3.8
(25.2)
1.6
(34.9)
8.4
(47.1)
13.8
(56.8)
19.4
(66.9)
22.5
(72.5)
21.2
(70.2)
15.4
(59.7)
9.0
(48.2)
1.5
(34.7)
−4.3
(24.3)
8.2
(46.8)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.7
(0.185)
6.7
(0.264)
15.9
(0.626)
23.2
(0.913)
46.1
(1.815)
66.8
(2.63)
145.9
(5.744)
114.6
(4.512)
47.8
(1.882)
34.7
(1.366)
13.6
(0.535)
6.2
(0.244)
526.2
(20.716)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1mm) 2.0 2.6 4.2 4.9 6.0 7.7 11.6 9.0 6.3 5.1 3.6 2.6 65.6
Source: 中国气象局公共气象服务中心[3]

Historical monuments

See also

References

  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:莘县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-09. 
  3. ^ "莘县气候背景分析" (in 简体中文). 中国气象局公共气象服务中心. Retrieved 2012-12-12. 
  4. ^ 韩王墓 (Tombs of Princes Han).
  5. ^ a b 莘县韩氏家族墓地、马本斋烈士陵园游记 (A trip to Han Family Tombs and the Tomb of the Hero Ma Benzhai in Shen County) (Chinese)

External links

  • Official home page
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