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Xingren County

Xingren County
兴仁县
County
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Autonomous prefecture Qianxinan
Township-level divisions 4 subdistricts
8 towns
5 townships
1 ethnic township
County seat Donghu Subdistrict (东湖街道)
Area
 • Total 1,785 km2 (689 sq mi)
Elevation 1,354 m (4,442 ft)
Population (2002)
 • Total 450,000
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 562300

Xingren County (simplified Chinese: 兴仁县; traditional Chinese: 興仁縣; pinyin: Xīngrén Xiàn) is a county of southwestern Guizhou province, China. It is under the administration of the Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

Geography and climate

Due to its low latitude and elevation above 1,300 m (4,265.09 ft), Xingren County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), bordering on a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) with very warm, rainy summers and mild, damp winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 6.3 °C (43.3 °F) in January to 22.1 °C (71.8 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.25 °C (59.4 °F). Rainfall is very common year-round, occurring on 190 days of the year, but over 75% of the annual total (1,340 mm or 53 in) occurs from May to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 25% in January to 42% in August, the county receives 1,532 hours of bright sunshine annually, with spring and summer sunnier than autumn and winter.

Climate data for Xingren County (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10.8
(51.4)
12.9
(55.2)
18.3
(64.9)
22.4
(72.3)
24.4
(75.9)
25.6
(78.1)
26.5
(79.7)
26.5
(79.7)
24.1
(75.4)
20.3
(68.5)
16.2
(61.2)
12.8
(55)
20.1
(68.1)
Average low °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
4.9
(40.8)
8.6
(47.5)
12.7
(54.9)
15.9
(60.6)
18.3
(64.9)
19.0
(66.2)
18.2
(64.8)
16.2
(61.2)
13.0
(55.4)
8.9
(48)
5.0
(41)
12.0
(53.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 25.1
(0.988)
27.3
(1.075)
36.3
(1.429)
65.0
(2.559)
166.1
(6.539)
257.8
(10.15)
241.9
(9.524)
205.6
(8.094)
151.6
(5.969)
97.8
(3.85)
50.5
(1.988)
17.0
(0.669)
1,342
(52.834)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 16.1 15.2 14.5 15.0 18.5 18.6 19.1 17.7 15.7 15.6 12.8 11.0 189.8
% humidity 84 80 74 74 78 81 83 83 82 82 83 81 80.4
Mean monthly sunshine hours 82.7 91.4 138.4 157.9 151.8 133.6 163.0 169.0 128.4 109.9 98.9 106.6 1,531.6
Percent possible sunshine 25 29 38 41 37 33 39 42 35 31 31 33 34.5
Source: China Meteorological Administration

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