Huize County
会泽县
Location of Huize County (pink) within Qujing City (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Huize County (pink) within Qujing City (yellow) and Yunnan
Huize County is located in Yunnan
Huize County
Huize County
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 26°24′57″N 103°17′37″E / 26.41589°N 103.29350°E / 26.41589; 103.29350
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture-level cityQujing
Area
 • Total5,093 km2 (1,966 sq mi)
Population
 • Total872,361
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
654200
Area code0874
Websitehz.yn.gov.cn

Huize County (simplified Chinese: 会泽县; traditional Chinese: 會澤縣; pinyin: Huìzé Xiàn, old name: Dongchuan 東川) is a county-level city, under the jurisdiction of Qujing City, Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.

Demography

The city has grown considerably over the past 20 years. It has 871,200 inhabitants.

Geography

Map including Huize (labeled as HUI-TSE (HWEITSEH) (TUNGCHWAN) 會澤) (AMS, 1954)

It is 120 km (75 mi) from the center of Qujing.

Huize is located between mountains with rice fields at one side and a large earth dam to the south. Some of the mountain areas are blasted for construction materials.

Administrative divisions

Huize County has 3 subdistricts, 7 towns, 12 townships and 1 ethnic township.[1]

3 subdistricts
7 towns
  • Nagu (娜姑镇)
  • Yiche (迤车镇)
  • Leye (乐业镇)
  • Kuangshan (矿山镇)
  • Zhehai (者海镇)
  • Dajing (大井镇)
  • Daibu (待补镇)
12 townships
  • Dahai (大海乡)
  • Laochang (老厂乡)
  • Wuxing (五星乡)
  • Daqiao (大桥乡)
  • Zhichang (纸厂乡)
  • Malu (马路乡)
  • Huohong (火红乡)
  • Yulu (雨碌乡)
  • Luna (鲁纳乡)
  • Shangcun (上村乡)
  • Jiache (驾车乡)
  • Tianba (田坝乡)
1 ethnic township

Climate

Tempered by the low latitude and moderate elevation, Huize has a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with short, mild, dry winters, and warm, rainy summers. A great majority of the year's rainfall occurs from June to September.

Climate data for Huize (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1971–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.7
(71.1)
24.2
(75.6)
27.6
(81.7)
29.0
(84.2)
31.3
(88.3)
31.2
(88.2)
30.4
(86.7)
29.4
(84.9)
30.1
(86.2)
25.7
(78.3)
23.1
(73.6)
21.0
(69.8)
31.3
(88.3)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 12.5
(54.5)
14.9
(58.8)
19.4
(66.9)
22.2
(72.0)
23.6
(74.5)
24.0
(75.2)
23.9
(75.0)
23.8
(74.8)
21.6
(70.9)
18.2
(64.8)
15.8
(60.4)
12.4
(54.3)
19.4
(66.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
8.1
(46.6)
12.0
(53.6)
15.1
(59.2)
17.2
(63.0)
18.6
(65.5)
19.1
(66.4)
18.5
(65.3)
16.4
(61.5)
12.9
(55.2)
9.4
(48.9)
6.0
(42.8)
13.3
(55.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
3.1
(37.6)
6.4
(43.5)
9.6
(49.3)
12.4
(54.3)
15.0
(59.0)
15.8
(60.4)
15.1
(59.2)
13.0
(55.4)
9.7
(49.5)
5.2
(41.4)
1.8
(35.2)
9.0
(48.2)
Record low °C (°F) −17.0
(1.4)
−16.2
(2.8)
−8.0
(17.6)
−3.6
(25.5)
1.2
(34.2)
7.6
(45.7)
7.7
(45.9)
6.7
(44.1)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
−6.0
(21.2)
−14.8
(5.4)
−17.0
(1.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 14.8
(0.58)
10.7
(0.42)
21.6
(0.85)
27.6
(1.09)
67.4
(2.65)
162
(6.4)
173.4
(6.83)
149.8
(5.90)
87.9
(3.46)
52.6
(2.07)
18.7
(0.74)
6.8
(0.27)
793.3
(31.26)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 4.8 5.0 6.5 8.4 11.6 15.6 18.7 16.9 13.8 11.8 4.9 3.4 121.4
Average snowy days 3.8 3.2 1.3 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 2.8 12
Average relative humidity (%) 63 57 53 56 64 75 79 79 80 81 73 70 69
Mean monthly sunshine hours 207.7 205.7 252.9 254.7 224.0 166.8 158.4 161.9 144.4 147.9 191.4 196.4 2,312.2
Percent possible sunshine 63 65 68 66 54 41 38 40 40 42 59 61 53
Source 1: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]
Source 2: Weather China[4]

Transport

Economy

There are several food markets, temples, shops and bars in the county center.

Tourist attractions

On 23 July 2023 a glass segment of touristic glass slide had completely dislodged, leaving a void at a height of 10 metres. It caused collisions between rafts but nobody was injured. A video of the accident was in the worldwide media.[5][6]

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. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Experience Template" 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  4. ^ 会泽 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 29 November 2022.
  5. ^ Watch: Glass slide breaks as rafts zoom towards 10-metre void at Chinese tourist attraction
  6. ^ Chinezen glijden richting gat in kapotte waterglijbaan