Qingtongxia
青铜峡市 · ٿٍْ‌طْوثِيَا شِ
Location of Qingtongxia in Wuzhong
Location of Qingtongxia in Wuzhong
Qingtongxia is located in Ningxia
Qingtongxia
Qingtongxia
Location in Ningxia
Coordinates: 37°53′06″N 105°59′27″E / 37.88500°N 105.99083°E / 37.88500; 105.99083
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionNingxia
Area
 • Total1,907.57 km2 (736.52 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
 • Total264,717
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Train station sign

Qingtongxia (simplified Chinese: 青铜峡; traditional Chinese: 青銅峽; pinyin: Qīngtóngxiá; Wade–Giles: Ch’ing-t’ong-hsia; lit. 'Bronze Gorge', Xiao'erjing: ٿٍْ‌طْوثِيَا شِ) is a city in north-central Ningxia, China. Administratively, Qingtongxia is a county-level city within the prefecture-level city of Wuzhong. It is located on the left (northwestern) bank of the Yellow River, opposite and a bit upstream of Wuzhong main urban area, and borders Inner Mongolia to the west.

Qingtongxia had 264,717 residents in 2010. Many[quantify] residents of Qingtongxia are Hui Muslim.

Places of interest

On the bank of the Yellow River outside the city of Qingtongxia is the site of 108 Buddhist stupas which were constructed during the Western Xia period.

Economy

Qingtongxia Dam on the Yellow River (37°53′05″N 105°59′25″E / 37.88472°N 105.99028°E / 37.88472; 105.99028) is located in Qingtongxia. A major irrigation canal branches off the river near the dam and runs north.

Administrative divisions

Qingtongxia City has 1 subdistrict 7 towns and 2 farms.

1 subdistrict
7 towns
2 others
farms

Climate

Climate data for Qingtongxia (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
21.8
(71.2)
27.4
(81.3)
35.5
(95.9)
35.9
(96.6)
36.5
(97.7)
37.7
(99.9)
35.6
(96.1)
35.3
(95.5)
28.3
(82.9)
23.7
(74.7)
16.3
(61.3)
37.7
(99.9)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 0.9
(33.6)
5.9
(42.6)
12.9
(55.2)
20.6
(69.1)
25.0
(77.0)
28.7
(83.7)
30.2
(86.4)
28.4
(83.1)
23.9
(75.0)
17.8
(64.0)
9.3
(48.7)
2.2
(36.0)
17.2
(62.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−1.7
(28.9)
5.2
(41.4)
12.8
(55.0)
17.9
(64.2)
22.2
(72.0)
23.9
(75.0)
22.0
(71.6)
16.7
(62.1)
10.0
(50.0)
2.8
(37.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
10.2
(50.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −11.4
(11.5)
−7.5
(18.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
5.6
(42.1)
10.8
(51.4)
15.6
(60.1)
18.1
(64.6)
16.5
(61.7)
11.2
(52.2)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.0
(28.4)
−8.7
(16.3)
4.3
(39.7)
Record low °C (°F) −25.0
(−13.0)
−23.7
(−10.7)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−6.5
(20.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
6.1
(43.0)
10.4
(50.7)
6.6
(43.9)
−0.7
(30.7)
−8.7
(16.3)
−14.3
(6.3)
−23.6
(−10.5)
−25.0
(−13.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.4
(0.06)
1.7
(0.07)
4.6
(0.18)
8.1
(0.32)
17.9
(0.70)
26.7
(1.05)
41.4
(1.63)
41.4
(1.63)
28.6
(1.13)
11.8
(0.46)
3.8
(0.15)
0.6
(0.02)
188
(7.4)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.5 1.0 2.1 3.5 4.4 6.3 7.6 8.0 7.2 3.8 1.9 0.7 48
Average snowy days 2.7 1.7 1.4 0.6 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.7 1.2 9.6
Average relative humidity (%) 47 41 40 37 45 53 61 66 67 58 54 49 52
Mean monthly sunshine hours 214.8 215.8 252.6 275.2 304.3 301.1 293.4 268.9 231.6 247.7 222.7 218.1 3,046.2
Percent possible sunshine 70 70 68 69 69 68 66 65 63 72 74 74 69
Source: China Meteorological Administration[1][2]

References

  1. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.