Majiang County

麻江县

Makiang
Majiang is the westernmost division in this map of Qiandongnan
Qiandongnan in Guizhou
Coordinates (Majiang County government): 26°29′29″N 107°35′22″E / 26.4913°N 107.5894°E / 26.4913; 107.5894Coordinates: 26°29′29″N 107°35′22″E / 26.4913°N 107.5894°E / 26.4913; 107.5894
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuizhou
Autonomous prefectureQiandongnan
Area
 • Total1,222 km2 (472 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total167,596
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Majiang County (Chinese: 麻江县; pinyin: Májiāng Xiàn) is a county of southeast-central Guizhou province, China. It is the westernmost county-level division of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture.

Languages

Languages spoken in Majiang County include Dongjia, Raojia, and Mulao. The Yao of Heba (河坝) speak an unclassified Hmong-Mien language.

Demographics

Ethnic Mulao are located in the following villages.[1] They are called "Ka" () by the Raojia and "Kabie" (卡别) by the Miao.

The Raojia (also called Tianjia 天家 or Tian Miao 天苗) live in the townships of Heba (河坝) and Longshan (龙山) (in 23 natural villages, inside 6 administrative villages).[1] The Dongjia are distributed in 250 natural villages, inside 35 administrative villages and 12 townships.[1]

Climate

Climate data for Majiang (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
28.9
(84.0)
31.3
(88.3)
33.2
(91.8)
33.2
(91.8)
32.4
(90.3)
34.1
(93.4)
34.5
(94.1)
33.3
(91.9)
30.5
(86.9)
27.4
(81.3)
23.8
(74.8)
34.5
(94.1)
Average high °C (°F) 6.9
(44.4)
9.3
(48.7)
13.8
(56.8)
19.6
(67.3)
23.3
(73.9)
25.6
(78.1)
27.6
(81.7)
28.0
(82.4)
24.9
(76.8)
19.5
(67.1)
15.1
(59.2)
10.0
(50.0)
18.6
(65.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
5.7
(42.3)
9.6
(49.3)
15.1
(59.2)
19.1
(66.4)
21.8
(71.2)
23.6
(74.5)
23.4
(74.1)
20.4
(68.7)
15.6
(60.1)
11.1
(52.0)
6.2
(43.2)
14.6
(58.3)
Average low °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
3.4
(38.1)
6.9
(44.4)
12.0
(53.6)
15.9
(60.6)
19.0
(66.2)
20.8
(69.4)
20.2
(68.4)
17.1
(62.8)
12.9
(55.2)
8.3
(46.9)
3.5
(38.3)
11.8
(53.2)
Record low °C (°F) −6.9
(19.6)
−6.2
(20.8)
−4.2
(24.4)
1.6
(34.9)
6.4
(43.5)
11.4
(52.5)
13.0
(55.4)
13.9
(57.0)
9.4
(48.9)
3.0
(37.4)
−4.3
(24.3)
−6.6
(20.1)
−6.9
(19.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 40.7
(1.60)
42.0
(1.65)
62.8
(2.47)
104.3
(4.11)
185.1
(7.29)
240.7
(9.48)
220.1
(8.67)
124.5
(4.90)
104.5
(4.11)
94.1
(3.70)
61.1
(2.41)
29.9
(1.18)
1,309.8
(51.57)
Average relative humidity (%) 85 84 83 82 82 84 82 81 80 83 81 79 82
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ a b c Majiang County Almanac (1992)