Binchuan County
宾川县
Location of Binchuan County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Binchuan County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Binchuan is located in Yunnan
Binchuan
Binchuan
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 25°49′48″N 100°35′25″E / 25.8299°N 100.5904°E / 25.8299; 100.5904Coordinates: 25°49′48″N 100°35′25″E / 25.8299°N 100.5904°E / 25.8299; 100.5904
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Autonomous prefectureDali
Area
 • Total2,627 km2 (1,014 sq mi)
Population
 • Total330,000
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
671600
Area code(s)0872
Köppen climate classificationCwa[citation needed]
Websitebch.dali.gov.cn

Binchuan County (simplified Chinese: 宾川县; traditional Chinese: 賓川縣; pinyin: Bīnchuān Xiàn) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the west of Yunnan Province, China.

Mount Jizu is located in Binchuan County.

Administrative divisions

Binchuan County has 8 towns and 2 ethnic townships.[1]

8 towns
  • Jinniu (金牛镇)
  • Binju (宾居镇)
  • Zhoucheng (州城镇)
  • Daying (大营镇)
  • Zhonghe (鸡足山镇)
  • Lijiao (力角镇)
  • Pingchuan (平川镇)
  • Qiaodian (乔甸镇)
2 ethnic townships

Ethnic groups

There are 251 Lahu in Binchuan County, most of whom reside in the following villages of Zhongying Ethnic Lisu Township (钟英傈僳族乡) (Dali Ethnic Gazetteer 2009:251).

The Guola (过拉) people consists of 63 individuals in East Caijiawan (东蔡家湾) of Binchuan County (You 2013:134).[2] Their autonym is Nipu (尼濮), and they are most closely related to the Yi of Dayao (大姚) and Yanfeng (盐丰). The Guola of Binchuan had originally migrated from Yanfeng County (盐丰县).

Climate

Climate data for Binchuan (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.8
(80.2)
29.4
(84.9)
33.0
(91.4)
35.4
(95.7)
37.6
(99.7)
37.2
(99.0)
37.5
(99.5)
34.5
(94.1)
35.0
(95.0)
32.4
(90.3)
29.4
(84.9)
27.7
(81.9)
37.6
(99.7)
Average high °C (°F) 20.9
(69.6)
22.9
(73.2)
26.0
(78.8)
28.8
(83.8)
30.4
(86.7)
30.6
(87.1)
29.3
(84.7)
29.0
(84.2)
28.2
(82.8)
26.6
(79.9)
23.4
(74.1)
20.9
(69.6)
26.4
(79.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 10.5
(50.9)
13.0
(55.4)
16.5
(61.7)
20.2
(68.4)
23.3
(73.9)
24.6
(76.3)
23.9
(75.0)
23.1
(73.6)
21.8
(71.2)
19.3
(66.7)
14.3
(57.7)
10.5
(50.9)
18.4
(65.1)
Average low °C (°F) 1.3
(34.3)
3.7
(38.7)
7.4
(45.3)
11.7
(53.1)
16.3
(61.3)
19.4
(66.9)
19.6
(67.3)
18.8
(65.8)
17.2
(63.0)
13.6
(56.5)
7.0
(44.6)
2.0
(35.6)
11.5
(52.7)
Record low °C (°F) −4.4
(24.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
3.1
(37.6)
8.1
(46.6)
11.3
(52.3)
14.9
(58.8)
12.2
(54.0)
7.4
(45.3)
5.6
(42.1)
−0.3
(31.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
−6.4
(20.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.3
(0.13)
4.8
(0.19)
6.4
(0.25)
9.7
(0.38)
41.3
(1.63)
83.0
(3.27)
140.1
(5.52)
118.2
(4.65)
89.8
(3.54)
50.1
(1.97)
14.4
(0.57)
2.7
(0.11)
563.8
(22.21)
Average relative humidity (%) 56 51 47 47 53 64 73 77 75 70 67 64 62
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  2. ^ You Weiqiong (尤伟琼) (2013). 云南民族识别研究 [Classifying ethnic groups of Yunnan]. Beijing: Ethnic Publishing House (民族出版社).