Bobai County
博白县 · Bozbwz Yen
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Bobai is located in Guangxi
Bobai
Bobai
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 22°16′33″N 109°58′19″E / 22.2758°N 109.972°E / 22.2758; 109.972
CountryChina
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityYulin
County seatBobai Town
Area
 • Total3,836 km2 (1,481 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total1,390,612
 • Density360/km2 (940/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Bobai (Chinese: 博白; pinyin: Bóbái; Zhuang: Bozbwz) is a county of Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Yulin city.

Bobai was the home town of the linguist Wang Li, who described the Bobai dialect with its unusually large number of tones.

Administrative divisions

Bobai County is divided into 28 towns:[1]

Transportation

The county is served by the Yulin–Tieshangang railway. The railway opened for freight service in May 2015. Passenger service to Bobai railway station started on April 1, 2016.[2]

Contestation and protests

In May 2007, Bobai was the site of large protests held by local people against China's one-child policy,[3] and triggered the protest in Yangmei, Rongxian.

The small office of a grassroots NGO for sex workers' rights was ransacked and its leader Ye Haiyan was also attacked.[4]

Climate

Climate data for Bobai (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.5
(83.3)
31.4
(88.5)
33.6
(92.5)
34.8
(94.6)
35.9
(96.6)
36.9
(98.4)
38.9
(102.0)
37.6
(99.7)
36.6
(97.9)
35.0
(95.0)
33.1
(91.6)
29.8
(85.6)
38.9
(102.0)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 18.1
(64.6)
19.8
(67.6)
22.5
(72.5)
27.1
(80.8)
30.8
(87.4)
32.2
(90.0)
32.8
(91.0)
32.9
(91.2)
31.9
(89.4)
29.3
(84.7)
25.4
(77.7)
20.6
(69.1)
27.0
(80.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 13.9
(57.0)
15.8
(60.4)
18.7
(65.7)
23.2
(73.8)
26.4
(79.5)
27.9
(82.2)
28.2
(82.8)
28.1
(82.6)
27.0
(80.6)
24.3
(75.7)
20.3
(68.5)
15.7
(60.3)
22.5
(72.4)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 11.1
(52.0)
13.1
(55.6)
16.1
(61.0)
20.5
(68.9)
23.5
(74.3)
25.2
(77.4)
25.4
(77.7)
25.2
(77.4)
23.9
(75.0)
20.9
(69.6)
16.8
(62.2)
12.5
(54.5)
19.5
(67.1)
Record low °C (°F) 2.3
(36.1)
2.3
(36.1)
3.3
(37.9)
9.0
(48.2)
15.0
(59.0)
18.5
(65.3)
20.6
(69.1)
21.5
(70.7)
15.7
(60.3)
10.1
(50.2)
4.8
(40.6)
2.1
(35.8)
2.1
(35.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 54.1
(2.13)
46.9
(1.85)
80.6
(3.17)
151.9
(5.98)
234.2
(9.22)
272.5
(10.73)
321.0
(12.64)
268.8
(10.58)
172.5
(6.79)
82.3
(3.24)
59.5
(2.34)
39.1
(1.54)
1,783.4
(70.21)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.6 11.0 15.3 14.5 17.3 19.5 18.9 18.5 13.6 6.6 6.5 7.2 158.5
Average relative humidity (%) 77 79 83 82 81 83 82 83 79 74 72 71 79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 86.0 66.2 58.7 90.3 151.3 156.6 191.6 191.3 189.1 196.4 156.2 131.6 1,665.3
Percent possible sunshine 25 20 16 24 37 39 47 48 52 55 47 39 37
Source: China Meteorological Administration[5][6]

References

  1. ^ 2023年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:博白县 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  2. ^ 南宁至博白旅客列车将开通 全程307公里运行4小时 Archived March 25, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, 2016-3-18
  3. ^ Fresh protests in Guangxi against the one child policy
  4. ^ Mooney, Paul (31 July 2012). "China's Sex-Worker Warrior Ye Haiyan Fights for Prostitutes' Rights". The Daily Beast.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  6. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.