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Dabu
大埔县
Gateway with "父子進士" (Fathers and sons achieved the rank of "Jinshi") inscribed on it
Gateway with "父子進士" (Fathers and sons achieved the rank of "Jinshi") inscribed on it
Location in Meizhou
Location in Meizhou
Dabu is located in Guangdong
Dabu
Dabu
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°20′53″N 116°41′42″E / 24.348°N 116.695°E / 24.348; 116.695
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityMeizhou
Area
 • Total2,470 km2 (950 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.dabu.gov.cn
Dabu County
Simplified Chinese大埔县
Traditional Chinese大埔縣
Alternative Chinese name
Chinese大埔

Dabu County (Chinese: 大埔县) is a county in Meizhou City, in the east of Guangdong Province, China. A center of Hakka culture, it has a population of 375,000.

Notable people

This is the ancestral hometown of 1st Guyana President Arthur Chung even though the Indians are the majority of Guyana.[1]

70% of Singapore's 300,000-strong Hakka community are descended from emigrants from Dabu County, including the great-grandfather of Singapore's founding father and first Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew.[2]

Ethno-linguistic make-up

Dabu is noted for its large Hakka population.

Administrative divisions

Dabu County has jurisdiction over the following towns:

The administrative center of the county was originally in the ancient town of Chayang before moving to Huliao.[when?]

Climate

Climate data for Dabu (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 28.9
(84.0)
31.4
(88.5)
32.8
(91.0)
35.9
(96.6)
36.8
(98.2)
37.7
(99.9)
39.8
(103.6)
38.6
(101.5)
37.0
(98.6)
35.8
(96.4)
34.4
(93.9)
30.7
(87.3)
39.8
(103.6)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 19.3
(66.7)
20.7
(69.3)
23.2
(73.8)
27.1
(80.8)
30.3
(86.5)
32.4
(90.3)
34.3
(93.7)
33.9
(93.0)
32.5
(90.5)
29.5
(85.1)
25.7
(78.3)
20.9
(69.6)
27.5
(81.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
14.6
(58.3)
17.5
(63.5)
21.5
(70.7)
24.8
(76.6)
27.0
(80.6)
28.2
(82.8)
27.8
(82.0)
26.4
(79.5)
22.9
(73.2)
18.6
(65.5)
13.9
(57.0)
21.3
(70.4)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 8.6
(47.5)
10.7
(51.3)
13.8
(56.8)
17.7
(63.9)
21.1
(70.0)
23.6
(74.5)
24.3
(75.7)
24.3
(75.7)
22.7
(72.9)
18.7
(65.7)
14.4
(57.9)
9.7
(49.5)
17.5
(63.5)
Record low °C (°F) −3.1
(26.4)
−0.8
(30.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
7.6
(45.7)
13.4
(56.1)
15.9
(60.6)
20.2
(68.4)
21.1
(70.0)
14.6
(58.3)
6.9
(44.4)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.0
(24.8)
−4.0
(24.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 51.2
(2.02)
75.1
(2.96)
125.3
(4.93)
167.5
(6.59)
201.8
(7.94)
242.9
(9.56)
171.2
(6.74)
219.6
(8.65)
126.9
(5.00)
34.5
(1.36)
37.9
(1.49)
43.1
(1.70)
1,497
(58.94)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.6 10.4 14.4 14.8 16.8 19.3 14.7 17.9 11.9 5.5 5.5 6.5 145.3
Average snowy days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.1
Average relative humidity (%) 78 79 80 81 81 83 80 82 81 78 78 78 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 123.0 98.8 94.4 106.4 126.6 140.9 206.2 182.5 177.3 180.8 156.1 141.6 1,734.6
Percent possible sunshine 37 31 25 28 31 35 50 46 48 51 48 43 39
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "美洲史上首位华人总统,被民众尊称为国父,声称自己的根在中国_腾讯新闻".
  2. ^ "Lee Kuan Yew: The pride of a tiny village in China". 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 28 May 2023.