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Luoping County
罗平县
Location of Luoping County (pink) and Qujing City (yellow) within Yunnan
Location of Luoping County (pink) and Qujing City (yellow) within Yunnan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture-level cityQujing
Area
 • Total2,096 km2 (809 sq mi)
Population
 • Total508,345
 • Density240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
655800
Area code(s)0874
Websitewww.luoping.gov.cn
Luoping (labelled as LO-P'ING 羅平) (1954)
Luoping (labelled as LO-P'ING 羅平) (1954)

Luoping County (Chinese: 罗平县; pinyin: Luópíng Xiàn) is located in Qujing City, in eastern Yunnan province, China, bordering Guizhou province to the east and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the southeast.

The county of Luoping in eastern Yunnan is noted for its springtime scenery, when its fields of canola (also known as rapeseed) plants are in full bloom, surrounding the area's mountains with a blanket of golden flowers.[citation needed]

Located near where Yunnan meets Guizhou and Guangxi, Luoping is about 240 kilometers east of Kunming. Not unlike the terraced fields of Yuanyang in southern Yunnan, Luoping's canola fields attract many photographers.[citation needed]

The canola flowering lasts until late June. During this high travel season for the county regular buses leave from Kunming's bus stations on an almost hourly basis.[citation needed]

Canola field in Luoping
Canola field in Luoping

Administrative divisions

Luoping County has 3 subdistricts, 4 towns, 3 townships and 3 ethnic townships.[1]

3 subdistricts
4 towns
  • Banqiao (板桥镇)
  • Majie (马街镇)
  • Fule (富乐镇)
  • Agang (阿岗镇)
3 townships
3 ethnic townships

Ethnic groups

The Luoping County Gazetteer (1995:601) lists the following Yi subgroups and their respective locations.

Climate

Climate data for Luoping (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 25.4
(77.7)
29.6
(85.3)
32.3
(90.1)
34.0
(93.2)
36.0
(96.8)
32.9
(91.2)
31.9
(89.4)
30.7
(87.3)
31.3
(88.3)
29.1
(84.4)
27.2
(81.0)
26.7
(80.1)
36.0
(96.8)
Average high °C (°F) 11.8
(53.2)
14.7
(58.5)
19.5
(67.1)
23.9
(75.0)
25.4
(77.7)
25.4
(77.7)
25.8
(78.4)
25.7
(78.3)
23.7
(74.7)
20.1
(68.2)
16.8
(62.2)
13.0
(55.4)
20.5
(68.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
9.0
(48.2)
12.9
(55.2)
17.3
(63.1)
19.7
(67.5)
21.0
(69.8)
21.3
(70.3)
20.9
(69.6)
18.9
(66.0)
15.8
(60.4)
11.9
(53.4)
7.8
(46.0)
15.3
(59.5)
Average low °C (°F) 3.4
(38.1)
5.1
(41.2)
8.1
(46.6)
12.3
(54.1)
15.5
(59.9)
17.9
(64.2)
18.4
(65.1)
17.7
(63.9)
15.8
(60.4)
13.1
(55.6)
8.5
(47.3)
4.3
(39.7)
11.7
(53.0)
Record low °C (°F) −3.5
(25.7)
−2.3
(27.9)
−3.6
(25.5)
−3.0
(26.6)
4.3
(39.7)
11.7
(53.1)
12.7
(54.9)
11.9
(53.4)
7.1
(44.8)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.6
(27.3)
−13.5
(7.7)
−13.5
(7.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 27.1
(1.07)
31.9
(1.26)
36.0
(1.42)
49.3
(1.94)
157.7
(6.21)
312.0
(12.28)
340.4
(13.40)
270.8
(10.66)
189.0
(7.44)
115.5
(4.55)
48.0
(1.89)
21.9
(0.86)
1,599.6
(62.98)
Average relative humidity (%) 86 79 74 71 76 85 87 87 86 88 86 86 83
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.

Coordinates: 24°53′06″N 104°18′29″E / 24.88500°N 104.30806°E / 24.88500; 104.30806