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Dawu County
道孚县 · རྟའུ་རྫོང
Daofu
Yagra Mountain
Yagra Mountain
Location of Dawu County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan.
Location of Dawu County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan.
Dawu is located in Sichuan
Dawu
Dawu
Location in Sichuan
Dawu is located in China
Dawu
Dawu
Dawu (China)
Coordinates: 30°59′N 101°08′E / 30.983°N 101.133°E / 30.983; 101.133
CountryChina
ProvinceSichuan
Autonomous prefectureGarzê
County seatXêqu (Xianshui)
Area
 • Total7,546 km2 (2,914 sq mi)
Elevation
2,992 m (9,816 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total53,378
 • Density7.1/km2 (18/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.gzdf.gov.cn
Dawu County, Sichuan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese道孚县
Traditional Chinese道孚縣
Tibetan name
Tibetanརྟའུ་རྫོང

Dawu County (Tibetan: རྟའུ་རྫོང་།), also written Tawu County or Daofu County (Chinese: 道孚县), is a county of northwestern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, and as of 2001, had a population of 46,900 residing in an area of 7,546 square kilometres (2,914 sq mi). By road it is 219 km (136 mi) from Kangding, the prefectural seat, and 585 km (364 mi) from Chengdu, the provincial capital. It borders the counties of Xinlong to the west, Kangding and Yajiang to the south, and Jinchuan and Zamtang of Ngawa Prefecture as well as Luhuo to the north.

In January 1981 it was struck by an earthquake.

Administrative divisions

Dawu County is divided into 7 towns and 12 townships:

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Administrative division code
Towns
Xêqu Town
(Xianshui)
鲜水镇 Xiānshuǐ Zhèn ཤེལ་ཆུ་གྲོང་རྡལ། shel chu grong rdal 513326100
Pamai Town
(Bamei)
八美镇 Bāměi Zhèn བ་སྨད་གྲོང་རྡལ། ba smad grong rdal 513326101
Xagzig Town
(Yazhuo)
亚卓镇 Yàzhuó Zhèn བཞག་བརྩིགས་གྲོང་རྡལ། bzhag brtsigs grong rdal 513326102
Yukar Town
(Yuke)
玉科镇 Yùkē Zhèn གཡུ་མཁར་གྲོང་རྡལ g.yu mkhar grong rdal 513326104
Zhungnyi Town
(Zhongni)
仲尼镇 Zhòngní Zhèn ཀྲུང་ཉི་གྲོང་རྡལ། krung nyi grong rdal 513326105
Gartar Town
(Taining)
泰宁镇 Tàiníng Zhèn མགར་ཐར་གྲོང་རྡལ། mgar thar grong rdal 513326106
Waxab Town
(Wari)
瓦日镇 Wǎrì Zhèn དབའ་ཞབས་གྲོང་རྡལ། dba' zhabs grong rdal 513326107
Townships
Masur Township
(Mazi)
麻孜乡 Mázī Xiāng མ་ཟུར་ཤང་། ma zur shang 513326201
Kangsar Township
(Kongse)
孔色乡 Kǒngsè Xiāng ཁང་གསར་ཤང་། khang gsar shang 513326202
Kugqa Township
(Geka)
葛卡乡 Gěkǎ Xiāng ཁུག་ཆ་ཤང་། khug cha shang 513326203
Zhagtog Township
(Zhatuo)
扎拖乡 Zhātuō Xiāng བྲག་ཐོག་ཤང་། brag thog shang 513326207
Qatang Township
(Xiatuo)
下拖乡 Xiàtuō Xiāng བྱ་ཐང་ཤང་། bya thang shang 513326208
Mugri Township
(Muru)
木茹乡 Mùrú Xiāng སྨུག་རི་ཤང་། smug ri shang 513326210
Jaggang Township
(Jiasikong)
甲斯孔乡 Jiǎsīkǒng Xiāng ལྕགས་སྐང་ཤང་། lcags skang shang 513326211
Qumar Township
(Qimei)
七美乡 Qīměi Xiāng ཆུ་དམར་ཤང་། chu dmar shang 513326213
Yungoin Township
(Yi'ngoi, Yin'en)
银恩乡 Yín'ēn Xiāng གཡུ་སྔོན་ཤང་། g.yu sngon shang 513326214
Lungdain Township
(Longdeng)
龙灯乡 Lóngdēng Xiāng ལུང་བསྟན་ཡུལ། lung bstan yul 513326216
Sêrka Township
(Seka)
色卡乡 Sèkǎ Xiāng གསེར་ཁ་ཤང་། gser kha shang 513326218
Xarchong Township
(Shachong)
沙冲乡 Shāchōng Xiāng ཤར་གྲོང་ཤང་། shar grong shang 513326219

Climate

Climate data for Dawu, elevation 3,009 m (9,872 ft), (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.4
(72.3)
25.9
(78.6)
29.9
(85.8)
28.8
(83.8)
31.6
(88.9)
31.2
(88.2)
33.4
(92.1)
30.8
(87.4)
30.3
(86.5)
27.5
(81.5)
22.9
(73.2)
22.0
(71.6)
33.4
(92.1)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 10.4
(50.7)
12.8
(55.0)
15.5
(59.9)
18.4
(65.1)
21.4
(70.5)
23.0
(73.4)
24.2
(75.6)
24.3
(75.7)
22.0
(71.6)
18.1
(64.6)
14.3
(57.7)
10.8
(51.4)
17.9
(64.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.4
(29.5)
2.0
(35.6)
5.7
(42.3)
9.3
(48.7)
12.8
(55.0)
15.1
(59.2)
16.2
(61.2)
16.0
(60.8)
13.6
(56.5)
8.9
(48.0)
3.1
(37.6)
−1.2
(29.8)
8.3
(47.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−6.2
(20.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
2.0
(35.6)
6.1
(43.0)
9.8
(49.6)
11.2
(52.2)
10.7
(51.3)
8.6
(47.5)
3.1
(37.6)
−4.1
(24.6)
−8.8
(16.2)
1.7
(35.1)
Record low °C (°F) −21.7
(−7.1)
−14.7
(5.5)
−12.1
(10.2)
−6.1
(21.0)
−3.7
(25.3)
0.8
(33.4)
2.1
(35.8)
1.9
(35.4)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.4
(20.5)
−12.4
(9.7)
−24
(−11)
−24
(−11)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.09)
4.0
(0.16)
11.7
(0.46)
35.4
(1.39)
67.9
(2.67)
147.9
(5.82)
126.6
(4.98)
97.5
(3.84)
110.8
(4.36)
40.1
(1.58)
5.0
(0.20)
1.3
(0.05)
650.4
(25.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.0 3.4 7.8 13.5 18.0 23.2 20.1 17.7 18.8 13.6 3.8 1.5 143.4
Average snowy days 3.7 5.4 6.3 1.8 0.2 0 0 0 0 0.3 2.9 2.6 23.2
Average relative humidity (%) 45 43 47 52 57 68 70 69 71 67 56 50 58
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.7 183.3 205.4 205.0 211.4 180.2 185.1 191.6 182.4 193.2 201.4 214.9 2,357.6
Percent possible sunshine 63 58 55 53 50 43 43 47 50 55 64 69 54
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

References

  1. ^ "甘孜州第七次全国人口普查公报(第二号)" (in Chinese). Government of Garzê Prefecture. 2021-06-04.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 13 April 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 13 April 2023.

See this link for a book-length study of a Tibetan village in Dawu County: