Jianchuan County
剑川县 · Jinp•cuinl xiainb
Location of Jianchuan County (pink) and Dali City (yellow) within Yunnan province
Location of Jianchuan County (pink) and Dali City (yellow) within Yunnan province
Jianchuan is located in Yunnan
Jianchuan
Jianchuan
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Jianchuan is located in China
Jianchuan
Jianchuan
Jianchuan (China)
Coordinates: 26°25′07″N 99°44′25″E / 26.41861°N 99.74028°E / 26.41861; 99.74028
CountryChina
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture-level cityDali
County seatJinhua
Area
 • Total2,318 km2 (895 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Total160,471
 • Density69/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
671300
Area code0872
ClimateCwb
Websitewww.jianchuan.gov.cn

Jianchuan County (simplified Chinese: 剑川县; traditional Chinese: 劍川縣; pinyin: Jiànchuān Xiàn; Bai: Jinp•cuinl[2]), historically known as Yidu (Chinese: 义督; pinyin: Yìdū; Bai: Jiex•dvnl[3]) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the western part of Yunnan Province, China. The county is about 50 km (31 mi) southwest of Lijiang and 120 km (75 mi) north of Dali.

The historical town of Shaxi in the southeast of the county lies on the old Tea Horse Road to Bengal. China National Highway 214, from Xining to Jinghong in southern Yunnan, passes through the northeast of the county.

Administrative divisions

Jianchuan County has 5 towns and 3 townships.[4]

5 towns
  • Jinhua (金华镇)
  • Laojunshan (老君山镇)
  • Diannan (甸南镇)
  • Shaxi (沙溪镇)
  • Madeng (马登镇)
3 townships

Climate

Climate data for Jianchuan (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 24.7
(76.5)
24.0
(75.2)
27.2
(81.0)
29.4
(84.9)
31.4
(88.5)
32.5
(90.5)
31.1
(88.0)
29.6
(85.3)
29.0
(84.2)
26.5
(79.7)
24.1
(75.4)
22.2
(72.0)
32.5
(90.5)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 15.6
(60.1)
17.4
(63.3)
19.6
(67.3)
22.0
(71.6)
24.4
(75.9)
25.0
(77.0)
24.0
(75.2)
24.3
(75.7)
23.4
(74.1)
21.7
(71.1)
18.6
(65.5)
16.2
(61.2)
21.0
(69.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.2
(41.4)
7.3
(45.1)
10.1
(50.2)
13.2
(55.8)
16.8
(62.2)
19.4
(66.9)
19.0
(66.2)
18.5
(65.3)
17.0
(62.6)
13.8
(56.8)
9.1
(48.4)
5.8
(42.4)
12.9
(55.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
2.3
(36.1)
5.7
(42.3)
10.4
(50.7)
15.1
(59.2)
15.8
(60.4)
15.1
(59.2)
13.5
(56.3)
8.9
(48.0)
2.6
(36.7)
−1.6
(29.1)
7.1
(44.7)
Record low °C (°F) −8.7
(16.3)
−8.4
(16.9)
−5.2
(22.6)
−1.1
(30.0)
1.1
(34.0)
7.2
(45.0)
9.4
(48.9)
7.7
(45.9)
3.5
(38.3)
0.0
(32.0)
−4.3
(24.3)
−7.6
(18.3)
−8.7
(16.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.4
(0.29)
7.4
(0.29)
16.3
(0.64)
16.7
(0.66)
55.4
(2.18)
100.2
(3.94)
183.2
(7.21)
174.8
(6.88)
107.9
(4.25)
50.3
(1.98)
15.0
(0.59)
3.4
(0.13)
738
(29.04)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.8 3.6 5.7 6.9 10.6 16.2 22.4 21.9 19.3 10.4 3.6 1.5 124.9
Average snowy days 0.5 0.4 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0.2 1.4
Average relative humidity (%) 57 54 55 59 64 74 82 83 83 77 69 63 68
Mean monthly sunshine hours 245.3 227.0 233.0 216.8 202.3 153.4 108.3 121.2 125.2 173.7 221.6 250.1 2,277.9
Percent possible sunshine 74 71 62 56 49 37 26 30 34 49 69 77 53
Source: China Meteorological Administration[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "大理州第七次全国人口普查主要数据公报" (PDF) (in Chinese). Dali Daily. 2021-06-01.
  2. ^ 白汉词典(现行白文第一版2022) [Bai–Chinese Dictionary] (PDF) (in Chinese). Government of Dali Prefecture. p. 258.
  3. ^ 白汉词典(现行白文第一版2022) [Bai–Chinese Dictionary] (PDF) (in Chinese). Government of Dali Prefecture. p. 125.
  4. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 9 April 2023.
  6. ^ "Experience Template" 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 9 April 2023.