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Zhaoyuan County

Zhaoyuan-County
肇源县
Location of Zhaoyuan County in Daqing
Location of Zhaoyuan County in Daqing
Daqing in Heilongjiang
Daqing in Heilongjiang
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHeilongjiang
Prefecture-level cityDaqing
County seatZhengfu Street No. 304, Zhaoyuan Town (肇源镇政府大街304号)
Area
 • Total4,198 km2 (1,621 sq mi)
Population
 (2013)
 • Total475,800
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitezgzy.gov.cn

Zhaoyuan County (Chinese: 肇源县; pinyin: Zhàoyuán Xiàn), formerly Rear Gorlos Banner, is a county in the west-central part of Heilongjiang Province, China, bordering Jilin province to the south. The southernmost county-level division of Daqing City, it has a land area of 4,198 km2 (1,621 sq mi) and a population of 450,000. The postal code is 166500. The county seat is located in Zhaoyuan Town.

Some farms in Zhaoyuan county with alkaline soil are experimenting rice cultivation with hybrid saltwater-tolerant rice.[1]

Administrative divisions

Zhaoyuan consists of 8 towns and 8 townships.[2]

  • Towns: Zhaoyuan (肇源镇), Xinzhan (新站镇), Maoxing (茂兴镇), Erzhan (二站镇), Sanzhan (三站镇), Toutai (头台镇), Gulong (古龙镇), Guqia (古恰镇)
  • Townships: Minyi (民意乡), Yishun (义顺乡), Haode (浩德乡), Daxing (大兴乡), Fuxing (福兴乡), Heping (和平乡), Chaodeng (超等乡), Bohetai (薄荷台乡)

Climate

Climate data for Zhaoyuan (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
13.3
(55.9)
22.8
(73.0)
31.0
(87.8)
35.3
(95.5)
37.5
(99.5)
36.9
(98.4)
36.5
(97.7)
32.2
(90.0)
30.7
(87.3)
17.8
(64.0)
9.2
(48.6)
37.5
(99.5)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−4.9
(23.2)
4.0
(39.2)
14.4
(57.9)
22.0
(71.6)
26.8
(80.2)
28.4
(83.1)
27.1
(80.8)
22.1
(71.8)
13.0
(55.4)
0.5
(32.9)
−9.1
(15.6)
11.1
(52.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−11.9
(10.6)
−2.4
(27.7)
7.9
(46.2)
15.7
(60.3)
21.4
(70.5)
23.8
(74.8)
22.1
(71.8)
15.9
(60.6)
6.8
(44.2)
−4.8
(23.4)
−14.8
(5.4)
5.2
(41.4)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −22.7
(−8.9)
−18.0
(−0.4)
−8.6
(16.5)
1.3
(34.3)
9.4
(48.9)
16.0
(60.8)
19.4
(66.9)
17.7
(63.9)
10.4
(50.7)
1.5
(34.7)
−9.4
(15.1)
−19.6
(−3.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
Record low °C (°F) −40.2
(−40.4)
−40.6
(−41.1)
−27.0
(−16.6)
−10.3
(13.5)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.5
(40.1)
10.6
(51.1)
8.3
(46.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
−16.7
(1.9)
−27.3
(−17.1)
−36.1
(−33.0)
−40.6
(−41.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.9
(0.07)
2.4
(0.09)
5.9
(0.23)
12.6
(0.50)
43.5
(1.71)
82.8
(3.26)
113.6
(4.47)
89.8
(3.54)
42.8
(1.69)
16.6
(0.65)
7.8
(0.31)
4.0
(0.16)
423.7
(16.68)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.0 3.6 4.8 9.5 11.7 12.5 10.7 8.0 5.3 4.2 4.5 6.9 83.7
Average snowy days 5.3 4.0 5.4 1.5 0.1 0 0 0 0 1.5 5.6 7.2 30.6
Average relative humidity (%) 69 61 52 48 53 65 77 78 69 62 64 70 64
Mean monthly sunshine hours 180.9 205.8 241.9 237.9 252.0 243.0 226.0 229.4 234.6 205.5 172.2 163.2 2,592.4
Percent possible sunshine 64 70 65 58 55 52 48 53 63 61 61 60 59
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

References

  1. ^ CGTN (19 Jan 2020) Could seawater rice determine the future of food security?
  2. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 5 July 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 5 July 2023.

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