Bama County
巴马县 · Bahmaj Yen
巴马瑶族自治县
Bahmaj Yauzcuz Swciyen
Bama Yao Autonomous County
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Bama is located in Guangxi
Bama
Bama
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°08′31″N 107°15′32″E / 24.142°N 107.259°E / 24.142; 107.259Coordinates: 24°08′31″N 107°15′32″E / 24.142°N 107.259°E / 24.142; 107.259
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityHechi
Township-level divisions1 towns
9 townships
County seatBama Town
Area
 • Total1,966 km2 (759 sq mi)
Elevation
230 m (750 ft)
Population
 (2007)
 • Total251,000
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Bama Yao Autonomous County (Zhuang: Bahmax Yauzcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 巴马瑶族自治县; traditional Chinese: 巴馬瑤族自治縣; pinyin: Bāmǎ Yáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county in Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City. The residents of Bama County have a reputation for longevity, and Bama has been the focus of studies from geriatricians nationwide.[1]

Administrative divisions

There is 1 town and 9 townships in the county:[2]

The only town is Bama

Townships:

Demographics

The Yao people of Bama County consist of the following three subgroups.[citation needed]

Climate

Climate data for Bama (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 29.8
(85.6)
34.8
(94.6)
36.6
(97.9)
39.2
(102.6)
38.1
(100.6)
37.2
(99.0)
38.2
(100.8)
39.0
(102.2)
38.9
(102.0)
34.9
(94.8)
32.3
(90.1)
30.8
(87.4)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 16.6
(61.9)
18.5
(65.3)
22.1
(71.8)
27.0
(80.6)
29.9
(85.8)
31.6
(88.9)
32.6
(90.7)
32.9
(91.2)
31.3
(88.3)
27.6
(81.7)
23.5
(74.3)
19.2
(66.6)
26.1
(78.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
14.0
(57.2)
17.4
(63.3)
22.0
(71.6)
24.8
(76.6)
26.6
(79.9)
27.3
(81.1)
27.0
(80.6)
25.0
(77.0)
21.6
(70.9)
17.1
(62.8)
13.1
(55.6)
20.7
(69.2)
Average low °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
11.0
(51.8)
14.1
(57.4)
18.4
(65.1)
21.1
(70.0)
23.3
(73.9)
24.0
(75.2)
23.5
(74.3)
21.3
(70.3)
18.0
(64.4)
13.4
(56.1)
9.3
(48.7)
17.2
(62.9)
Record low °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
0.3
(32.5)
2.0
(35.6)
8.2
(46.8)
10.8
(51.4)
14.5
(58.1)
17.7
(63.9)
19.5
(67.1)
12.9
(55.2)
6.8
(44.2)
1.5
(34.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
−2.3
(27.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28.2
(1.11)
34.7
(1.37)
48.6
(1.91)
95.2
(3.75)
218.7
(8.61)
330.7
(13.02)
268.2
(10.56)
207.5
(8.17)
113.0
(4.45)
87.0
(3.43)
50.7
(2.00)
23.2
(0.91)
1,505.7
(59.29)
Average relative humidity (%) 77 77 76 77 80 83 84 84 82 81 80 77 80
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ Xu, Wei; He, Dan (2012-09-06). "Centenarians say age is just a number". Beijing: China Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:巴马瑶族自治县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-02.