Luocheng County
罗城县 · Lozcwngz Swciyen
罗城仫佬族自治县
Lozcwngz Mulaujcuz Swciyen
Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County
Luocheng is located in Guangxi
Luocheng
Luocheng
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°47′N 108°54′E / 24.783°N 108.900°E / 24.783; 108.900
CountryChina
RegionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityHechi
Township-level divisions7 towns
4 townships
County seatDongmen (东门镇)
Area
 • Total2,658 km2 (1,026 sq mi)
Elevation
339 m (1,112 ft)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total272,672
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Luocheng Mulao Autonomous County (Zhuang: Lozcwngz Bouxmohlaujcuz Swci Yen, simplified Chinese: 罗城仫佬族自治县; traditional Chinese: 羅城仫佬族自治縣; pinyin: Luóchéng Mùlǎozú Zìzhìxiàn) is an ethnic Mulao county of northern Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City. It is the only Mulao autonomous county in China.

Administrative divisions

There are 7 towns and 4 townships in the county:[1]

Languages

The Mulao language (or Mulam) is spoken by the Mulao people of Luocheng County.

At least seven varieties of Chinese are spoken in Luocheng County (Edmondson 1992:137).

Climate

Climate data for Luocheng (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 12.6
(54.7)
15.0
(59.0)
18.1
(64.6)
23.8
(74.8)
27.8
(82.0)
29.9
(85.8)
31.7
(89.1)
32.1
(89.8)
30.2
(86.4)
26.1
(79.0)
21.3
(70.3)
15.7
(60.3)
23.7
(74.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 9.1
(48.4)
11.4
(52.5)
14.5
(58.1)
19.8
(67.6)
23.6
(74.5)
25.9
(78.6)
27.2
(81.0)
27.2
(81.0)
25.2
(77.4)
21.1
(70.0)
16.2
(61.2)
11.2
(52.2)
19.4
(66.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.8
(47.8)
12.0
(53.6)
16.9
(62.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.8)
24.1
(75.4)
23.8
(74.8)
21.5
(70.7)
17.5
(63.5)
12.8
(55.0)
8.1
(46.6)
16.3
(61.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53.7
(2.11)
51.2
(2.02)
92.7
(3.65)
131.4
(5.17)
242.2
(9.54)
366.5
(14.43)
251.6
(9.91)
161.6
(6.36)
88.9
(3.50)
62.5
(2.46)
59.4
(2.34)
43.7
(1.72)
1,605.4
(63.21)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 13.8 12.5 18.4 16.7 17.0 19.2 17.1 14.2 8.7 8.2 9.4 9.2 164.4
Average snowy days 0.6 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 0.9
Average relative humidity (%) 77 78 82 81 81 84 82 80 76 73 74 72 78
Mean monthly sunshine hours 48.0 43.6 46.6 66.9 96.4 93.3 151.8 174.3 162.8 136.7 112.1 94.9 1,227.4
Percent possible sunshine 14 14 12 17 23 23 36 44 45 39 35 29 28
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

References

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:罗城仫佬族自治县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 September 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 21 September 2023.