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Zoigê County

Zoigê County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan མཛོད་དགེ་རྫོང༌།
 • Wylie mdzod dge rdzong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 若尔盖县
 • Traditional 若爾蓋縣
 • Pinyin Ruò'ěrgài Xiàn
Baozuo township in Zoigê County
Baozuo township in Zoigê County
Zoigê County (pink) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Zoigê County (pink) in Ngawa Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Zoigê County is located in Sichuan
Zoigê County
Zoigê County
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Ngawa
County seat Dazhasi (达扎寺镇)
Area
 • Total 10,620 km2 (4,100 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 69,000
 • Density 6.5/km2 (17/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities Tibetan - 90.4%
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 624500
Area code(s) 0837

Zoigê County (Tibetan: མཛོད་དགེ་རྫོང༌།, Wylie: mdzod dge rdzong, Chinese: 若尔盖县; pinyin: Ruò'ěrgài Xiàn) is a county of Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, Sichuan province, China, bordering Gansu to the north. It is the northernmost county of the province. It is part of Tibetan traditional part called Amdo.

It has an area of 10,620 km2 (4,100 sq mi) and 69,900, 90.4% of which are Tibetan people.[1]

Administrative divisions

Zoigê County has 1 town and 16 townships:[2]

  • Town: Dazhasi (达扎寺镇)
  • Townships:
    • Banyou (班佑乡)
    • Axi (阿西乡)
    • Tangke (唐克乡)
    • Xiaman (辖曼乡)
    • Hongxing (红星乡)
    • Maixi (麦溪乡)
    • Neiwa (嫩哇乡)
    • Donglie (冻列乡)
    • Chong'er (崇尔乡)
    • Re'er (热尔乡)
    • Zhanwa (占哇乡)
    • Jiangzha (降扎乡)
    • Baxi (巴西乡)
    • Axirong (阿西茸乡)
    • Qiuji (求吉乡)
    • Baozuo (包座乡)

Transport

Climate

Zoigê has an alpine subarctic climate (Köppen Dwc), featuring very cold nights even in summertime, and very cold winters with extreme diurnal temperature ranges. Snow can fall any time of the year and usually does not melt until summer due to repeated nightly freezing even when maxima are above 0 °C (32 °F). Therefore, access to Zoigê is heavily restricted during the winter months from late October to early May. Sitting at an altitude of more than 11,000 feet, high-altitude sickness is another common problem for tourists.

Climate data for Zoige
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
15.5
(59.9)
18.3
(64.9)
23.5
(74.3)
23.3
(73.9)
24.1
(75.4)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
23.8
(74.8)
22.6
(72.7)
16.2
(61.2)
11.4
(52.5)
25.4
(77.7)
Average high °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
2.4
(36.3)
5.9
(42.6)
9.3
(48.7)
12.6
(54.7)
15.0
(59)
17.2
(63)
17.2
(63)
13.3
(55.9)
9.2
(48.6)
4.8
(40.6)
1.7
(35.1)
9.1
(48.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −10.1
(13.8)
−7.0
(19.4)
−2.3
(27.9)
1.7
(35.1)
5.5
(41.9)
8.7
(47.7)
10.7
(51.3)
10.1
(50.2)
6.5
(43.7)
1.8
(35.2)
−4.2
(24.4)
−8.8
(16.2)
1.05
(33.9)
Average low °C (°F) −19.3
(−2.7)
−15
(5)
−8.5
(16.7)
−4
(25)
−0.1
(31.8)
3.4
(38.1)
5.3
(41.5)
4.4
(39.9)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.2
(26.2)
−10.5
(13.1)
−17
(1)
−5.2
(22.6)
Record low °C (°F) −33.6
(−28.5)
−31.8
(−25.2)
−26
(−15)
−16.6
(2.1)
−11.5
(11.3)
−6.6
(20.1)
−3.7
(25.3)
−5.6
(21.9)
−9.6
(14.7)
−15.5
(4.1)
−23.4
(−10.1)
−28
(−18)
−33.6
(−28.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.8
(0.189)
7.9
(0.311)
17.2
(0.677)
36.6
(1.441)
76.8
(3.024)
101.6
(4)
122.4
(4.819)
112.6
(4.433)
101.0
(3.976)
57.0
(2.244)
7.8
(0.307)
2.8
(0.11)
648.5
(25.531)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.4 7.5 11.8 14.8 18.5 19.8 18.6 16.7 18.7 15.7 5.8 3.7 157
Source: Weather China

References

  • "China Ruoergai" - County Government site
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