Pingxiang County
平乡县
Pingxiang in Xingtai
Pingxiang in Xingtai
Xingtai in Hebei
Xingtai in Hebei
Coordinates: 37°03′47″N 115°01′48″E / 37.063°N 115.030°E / 37.063; 115.030
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityXingtai
County seatFengzhou Town (丰州镇)
Area
 • Total406 km2 (157 sq mi)
Elevation
34 m (111 ft)
Population
 • Total280,000
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
054500

Pingxiang County (simplified Chinese: 平乡县; traditional Chinese: 平鄉縣; pinyin: Píngxiāng Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xingtai, in the south of Hebei province, China, located about 45 km (28 mi) from downtown Xingtai. It has a population of 280,000[when?] residing in an area of 406 km2 (157 sq mi). In the Han dynasty, Pingxiang County was known as Julu County (钜鹿县) and was the site of the Battle of Julu in 207 BC, as well as being the birthplace of Zhang Jue and his brothers Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang, who started the Yellow Turban Rebellion in the 180s.

Administrative divisions

Pingxiang consists of 3 towns and 4 townships.[1]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Pingxiang (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
25.2
(77.4)
31.3
(88.3)
36.6
(97.9)
41.1
(106.0)
41.8
(107.2)
41.7
(107.1)
38.4
(101.1)
38.5
(101.3)
32.9
(91.2)
27.4
(81.3)
24.2
(75.6)
41.8
(107.2)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 3.6
(38.5)
8.1
(46.6)
15.1
(59.2)
22.0
(71.6)
27.8
(82.0)
32.5
(90.5)
32.4
(90.3)
30.6
(87.1)
27.2
(81.0)
21.3
(70.3)
12.3
(54.1)
5.3
(41.5)
19.9
(67.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
1.5
(34.7)
8.3
(46.9)
15.3
(59.5)
21.2
(70.2)
26.1
(79.0)
27.3
(81.1)
25.6
(78.1)
20.9
(69.6)
14.4
(57.9)
5.9
(42.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
13.6
(56.5)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −7.1
(19.2)
−3.6
(25.5)
2.5
(36.5)
9.1
(48.4)
14.9
(58.8)
20.2
(68.4)
23.0
(73.4)
21.5
(70.7)
16.0
(60.8)
9.0
(48.2)
1.0
(33.8)
−4.9
(23.2)
8.5
(47.2)
Record low °C (°F) −20.8
(−5.4)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−9.5
(14.9)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.5
(38.3)
9.2
(48.6)
15.3
(59.5)
12.9
(55.2)
5.0
(41.0)
−3.5
(25.7)
−17.6
(0.3)
−19.7
(−3.5)
−20.8
(−5.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.5
(0.10)
6.5
(0.26)
8.6
(0.34)
24.0
(0.94)
41.6
(1.64)
62.7
(2.47)
130.3
(5.13)
107.3
(4.22)
45.5
(1.79)
25.5
(1.00)
13.9
(0.55)
3.1
(0.12)
471.5
(18.56)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.6 3.0 2.6 5.2 6.4 8.0 10.6 9.4 6.5 5.3 3.6 2.1 64.3
Average snowy days 2.3 3.0 0.9 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 2.4 9.8
Average relative humidity (%) 61 57 53 59 61 61 77 82 76 69 69 66 66
Mean monthly sunshine hours 150.4 157.2 210.1 231.0 264.9 233.4 200.3 201.5 187.6 184.3 151.6 146.7 2,319
Percent possible sunshine 49 51 56 58 60 53 45 49 51 54 50 49 52
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

References

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:平乡县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-21.
  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.