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Sunwu County

Sunwu County
孙吴县
County
Sunwu is located in Heilongjiang
Sunwu
Sunwu
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Heilongjiang
Prefecture-level city Heihe
Township-level divisions 1 subdistrict
2 towns
9 townships
County seat Sunwuchengqu Subdistrict (孙吴城区街道)
Area
 • Total 4,448 km2 (1,717 sq mi)
Elevation 226 m (741 ft)
Population (2005)
 • Total 104,717
 • Density 24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 164200
Area code(s) 0456

Sunwu County (simplified Chinese: 孙吴县; traditional Chinese: 孫吳縣; pinyin: Sūnwú Xiàn) is a county under the administration of Heihe City in the north of Heilongjiang province, China, situated on the bank of Amur River, which demarcates the Sino-Russian border. The length of border line within Sunwu county is 36 km (22 mi).

Sunwu County is surrounded by Lesser Khingan Mountains, and its forest coverage is 45%. The urbanization level is 40%.

Geography and climate

Sunwu County has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb) with very warm, humid summers and severely cold, extremely dry winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −24.5 °C (−12.1 °F) in January to 19.9 °C (67.8 °F), and although temperatures consistently average above 10 °C (50 °F) from May to September, the annual mean, at −0.59 °C (30.9 °F), is low enough to form sporadic permafrost on sheltered sites, which is unusual for areas with this climatic classification. More than 70% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 52% in July to 73% in February, the area receives 2,576 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Sunwu County (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−9.9
(14.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.0
(50)
18.6
(65.5)
24.1
(75.4)
26.1
(79)
24.0
(75.2)
18.2
(64.8)
8.4
(47.1)
−4.7
(23.5)
−14.2
(6.4)
7.0
(44.5)
Average low °C (°F) −31.1
(−24)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−17.6
(0.3)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.6
(36.7)
9.3
(48.7)
13.5
(56.3)
11.5
(52.7)
3.7
(38.7)
−5.4
(22.3)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−27.9
(−18.2)
−7.6
(18.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.8
(0.189)
3.2
(0.126)
6.8
(0.268)
24.4
(0.961)
42.5
(1.673)
86.3
(3.398)
145.1
(5.713)
114.2
(4.496)
69.3
(2.728)
25.2
(0.992)
9.7
(0.382)
6.4
(0.252)
537.9
(21.178)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.3 4.5 5.3 8.4 11.0 13.9 15.4 14.3 12.5 7.9 7.1 7.8 115.4
% humidity 74 70 64 57 57 73 81 83 76 64 70 75 70.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 170.3 206.3 246.2 223.1 258.3 263.3 252.9 238.4 210.9 194.8 163.8 147.6 2,575.9
Percent possible sunshine 64 73 67 54 55 55 52 54 56 58 60 58 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisions

There is one subdistrict, two towns and nine townships in the county:[1]

The only subdistrict is Sunwuchengqu Subdistrict (孙吴城区街道)

Towns:

Townships:

Transport

References

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:孙吴县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-02-16. 

External links

  • Official site of Sunwu County
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