Pingluo
平罗县
پِئٍ‌لُوَ ثِيًا
Pingluo in Shizuishan
Pingluo in Shizuishan
Shizuishan in Ningxia
Shizuishan in Ningxia
Coordinates: 38°54′49″N 106°31′24″E / 38.9135°N 106.5234°E / 38.9135; 106.5234
CountryChina
Autonomous regionNingxia
Prefecture-level cityShizuishan
County seatChengguan
Area
 • Total2,059.79 km2 (795.29 sq mi)
Population
 • Total253,010
 • Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Pingluo County (simplified Chinese: 平罗县; traditional Chinese: 平羅縣; pinyin: Píngluóxiàn; Wade–Giles: P’ing-luo Hsien, Xiao'erjing: پِئٍ‌لُوَ ثِيًا) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shizuishan in the north of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest and east. It has a total area of 2,608 km2 (1,007 sq mi), and a population of approximately 290,000 people.

Characteristics

Situated on the shore of the Yellow River basin, Pingluo County is a well-known agricultural county. Although large and widespread areas of the county consist of low-lying swamps with high salt and alkali content that remain uncultivated, residents still use high-tech methods to undertake agriculture. Today, wheat is the primary crop, because the long sunlight hours in the county are conducive to its cultivation. The county's postal code is 753400.

Administrative divisions

Pingluo County has 7 towns and 6 townships.[1]

7 towns
6 townships

Climate

Climate data for Pingluo (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
17.6
(63.7)
27.5
(81.5)
34.6
(94.3)
34.8
(94.6)
37.1
(98.8)
38.9
(102.0)
36.9
(98.4)
35.2
(95.4)
27.4
(81.3)
20.5
(68.9)
15.2
(59.4)
38.9
(102.0)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −0.3
(31.5)
5.0
(41.0)
12.0
(53.6)
19.9
(67.8)
25.1
(77.2)
29.1
(84.4)
30.9
(87.6)
29.0
(84.2)
24.0
(75.2)
17.5
(63.5)
8.2
(46.8)
0.8
(33.4)
16.8
(62.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.5
(18.5)
−2.9
(26.8)
4.4
(39.9)
12.2
(54.0)
18.1
(64.6)
22.5
(72.5)
24.3
(75.7)
22.4
(72.3)
16.9
(62.4)
9.6
(49.3)
1.8
(35.2)
−5.5
(22.1)
9.7
(49.4)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −13.3
(8.1)
−9.3
(15.3)
−2.2
(28.0)
4.6
(40.3)
10.6
(51.1)
15.4
(59.7)
18.0
(64.4)
16.5
(61.7)
10.8
(51.4)
3.4
(38.1)
−2.9
(26.8)
−10.4
(13.3)
3.4
(38.2)
Record low °C (°F) −25.0
(−13.0)
−24.0
(−11.2)
−17.3
(0.9)
−8.8
(16.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.4
(39.9)
9.0
(48.2)
8.7
(47.7)
−2.0
(28.4)
−9.9
(14.2)
−15.0
(5.0)
−23.0
(−9.4)
−25.0
(−13.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.2
(0.05)
1.6
(0.06)
3.9
(0.15)
6.7
(0.26)
15.2
(0.60)
30.1
(1.19)
47.9
(1.89)
36.1
(1.42)
28.1
(1.11)
9.5
(0.37)
3.0
(0.12)
0.5
(0.02)
183.8
(7.24)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.4 1.1 1.9 2.6 3.9 5.8 7.6 7.8 6.4 3.5 1.3 0.7 44
Average snowy days 2.6 1.6 1.1 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.1 1.7 8.8
Average relative humidity (%) 54 46 43 37 42 51 60 64 64 57 61 58 53
Mean monthly sunshine hours 209.5 215.0 257.1 273.5 306.1 295.8 286.9 263.9 234.0 241.2 209.6 205.6 2,998.2
Percent possible sunshine 69 70 69 68 69 67 64 63 64 71 70 70 68
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]
Climate data for Chengguanzhen (Taole), Pingluo County (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
4.7
(40.5)
11.9
(53.4)
20.0
(68.0)
25.3
(77.5)
29.3
(84.7)
31.0
(87.8)
29.1
(84.4)
24.1
(75.4)
17.5
(63.5)
8.3
(46.9)
0.9
(33.6)
16.8
(62.3)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−3.5
(25.7)
4.0
(39.2)
12.0
(53.6)
18.0
(64.4)
22.5
(72.5)
24.5
(76.1)
22.6
(72.7)
17.0
(62.6)
9.4
(48.9)
0.8
(33.4)
−6.5
(20.3)
9.4
(48.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −14.2
(6.4)
−9.8
(14.4)
−2.7
(27.1)
4.3
(39.7)
10.5
(50.9)
15.5
(59.9)
18.3
(64.9)
16.8
(62.2)
11.1
(52.0)
3.3
(37.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
−11.8
(10.8)
3.1
(37.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.8
(0.03)
1.6
(0.06)
4.5
(0.18)
7.0
(0.28)
18.8
(0.74)
28.4
(1.12)
44.9
(1.77)
33.8
(1.33)
26.1
(1.03)
10.2
(0.40)
3.3
(0.13)
0.5
(0.02)
179.9
(7.09)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.2 0.9 1.9 2.5 4.0 5.9 7.4 6.7 6.6 3.4 1.4 0.6 42.5
Average snowy days 2.4 1.6 1.3 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.4 1.1 1.4 8.6
Average relative humidity (%) 52 45 41 36 40 48 57 61 61 55 57 55 51
Mean monthly sunshine hours 207.8 209.8 248.7 266.2 300.9 292.0 288.2 266.8 230.7 246.5 214.0 203.4 2,975
Percent possible sunshine 68 69 67 67 68 66 64 64 63 72 72 70 68
Source: China Meteorological Administration[4][5]

References

  1. ^ 2023年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:平罗线 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  5. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 October 2023.