Debao
德保县 · Dwzbauj Yen
Debao is located in Guangxi
Debao
Debao
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 23°19′23″N 106°36′54″E / 23.323°N 106.615°E / 23.323; 106.615
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityBaise
Township-level divisions5 towns
7 townships
County seatChengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total2,575 km2 (994 sq mi)
Elevation
643 m (2,110 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total350,800
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Debao (simplified Chinese: 德保县; traditional Chinese: 德保縣; pinyin: Débǎo Xiàn, zhuang: Dwzbauj Yen) is a county of western Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Baise City.

Economy

Bauxite mining is a major industry in Debao County. To facilitate the transportation of the ore, a 72-km single-track electrified railway branch was completed in 2010, connecting Debao with Tiandong on the Nanning–Kunming mainline.[1] The bauxite and other local ores are shipped by rail to Qianxinan in Guizhou, Shihezi in Xinjiang, and to other metallurgical plants throughout the country. In the opposite direction, coal is brought to Debao from Guizhou, Shanxi, and from overseas (via the Fangchenggang port).[2]

There are also plans to extend this new railway further southwest from Debao, to the Longbang border crossing (Jingxi County) on the Vietnamese border.[1]

Administrative divisions

There are 5 towns and 7 townships in the county:[3]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Debao (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)
32.8
(91.0)
34.0
(93.2)
36.5
(97.7)
37.2
(99.0)
35.4
(95.7)
35.6
(96.1)
35.5
(95.9)
34.8
(94.6)
32.1
(89.8)
29.9
(85.8)
29.2
(84.6)
37.2
(99.0)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 15.7
(60.3)
18.3
(64.9)
21.6
(70.9)
26.1
(79.0)
28.6
(83.5)
29.9
(85.8)
30.2
(86.4)
30.2
(86.4)
28.7
(83.7)
25.5
(77.9)
22.1
(71.8)
17.7
(63.9)
24.5
(76.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.6
(52.9)
13.9
(57.0)
17.1
(62.8)
21.4
(70.5)
24.0
(75.2)
25.5
(77.9)
25.7
(78.3)
25.3
(77.5)
23.6
(74.5)
20.5
(68.9)
16.9
(62.4)
12.7
(54.9)
19.8
(67.7)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 8.9
(48.0)
10.9
(51.6)
14.1
(57.4)
18.1
(64.6)
20.7
(69.3)
22.6
(72.7)
22.8
(73.0)
22.2
(72.0)
20.4
(68.7)
17.4
(63.3)
13.5
(56.3)
9.5
(49.1)
16.8
(62.2)
Record low °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
0.1
(32.2)
2.0
(35.6)
7.5
(45.5)
11.9
(53.4)
15.0
(59.0)
16.9
(62.4)
18.4
(65.1)
13.5
(56.3)
7.5
(45.5)
2.4
(36.3)
−2.6
(27.3)
−2.6
(27.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 38.9
(1.53)
25.4
(1.00)
46.5
(1.83)
60.9
(2.40)
172.6
(6.80)
254.5
(10.02)
274.3
(10.80)
248.2
(9.77)
151.7
(5.97)
96.5
(3.80)
51.0
(2.01)
33.7
(1.33)
1,454.2
(57.26)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 12.2 10.7 12.5 12.2 15.5 18.6 20.4 18.2 12.5 9.8 8.6 8.5 159.7
Average snowy days 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Average relative humidity (%) 79 77 78 76 77 81 82 83 81 79 78 77 79
Mean monthly sunshine hours 68.4 76.7 86.7 117.9 136.7 113.4 137.1 153.0 141.8 120.5 119.3 103.7 1,375.2
Percent possible sunshine 20 24 23 31 33 28 33 39 39 34 36 31 31
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]

Transportation

The county has one railway station, Debao railway station.

References

  1. ^ a b Wang Gang (王刚) (2010-07-24), 泛亚铁路东通道重要路段广西开通 延伸至中越边境 (An important section of the Transasian Railway's Eastern Route; to extend to the Sino-Vietnamese border)
  2. ^ 广西田德铁路开通运营两年 货物发送达280万吨, Xinhua, 2011-11-27
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:德保县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2013-01-03.
  4. ^ 1991-2020 normals "Climate averages from 1991 to 2020". China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2023-04-17.
  5. ^ 1981-2010 extremes 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 14 April 2023.