Quzhou County
曲周县
Quzhou in Handan
Quzhou in Handan
Handan in Hebei
Handan in Hebei
Coordinates: 36°46′48″N 114°56′42″E / 36.780°N 114.945°E / 36.780; 114.945
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityHandan
Area
 • Total667 km2 (258 sq mi)
Elevation
42 m (139 ft)
Population
 • Total400,000
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
057250
Quzhou County
Traditional Chinese曲周
Simplified Chinese曲周

Quzhou[a] is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Handan, in the south of Hebei Province, China. It has a population of 400,000[when?] residing in an area of 667 km2 (258 sq mi).

Administrative divisions

There are 5 towns and 5 townships under the county's administration.[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Quzhou (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.6
(65.5)
24.7
(76.5)
30.6
(87.1)
35.0
(95.0)
38.6
(101.5)
42.6
(108.7)
41.3
(106.3)
37.8
(100.0)
38.7
(101.7)
32.5
(90.5)
27.3
(81.1)
25.2
(77.4)
42.6
(108.7)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 3.9
(39.0)
8.4
(47.1)
15.1
(59.2)
21.8
(71.2)
27.5
(81.5)
32.4
(90.3)
32.4
(90.3)
30.7
(87.3)
27.2
(81.0)
21.4
(70.5)
12.5
(54.5)
5.5
(41.9)
19.9
(67.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −1.6
(29.1)
2.3
(36.1)
8.7
(47.7)
15.4
(59.7)
21.2
(70.2)
26.2
(79.2)
27.5
(81.5)
25.8
(78.4)
21.2
(70.2)
15.0
(59.0)
6.6
(43.9)
0.2
(32.4)
14.0
(57.3)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−2.6
(27.3)
3.2
(37.8)
9.6
(49.3)
15.2
(59.4)
20.5
(68.9)
23.2
(73.8)
21.9
(71.4)
16.4
(61.5)
9.8
(49.6)
1.9
(35.4)
−3.9
(25.0)
9.1
(48.4)
Record low °C (°F) −21.4
(−6.5)
−15.8
(3.6)
−8.6
(16.5)
−1.0
(30.2)
2.9
(37.2)
10.2
(50.4)
16.3
(61.3)
13.3
(55.9)
4.1
(39.4)
−2.8
(27.0)
−15.7
(3.7)
−17.4
(0.7)
−21.4
(−6.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.6
(0.10)
7.1
(0.28)
8.9
(0.35)
29.6
(1.17)
40.9
(1.61)
58.0
(2.28)
126.3
(4.97)
105.3
(4.15)
46.3
(1.82)
26.2
(1.03)
15.3
(0.60)
3.8
(0.15)
470.3
(18.51)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.7 2.9 2.6 5.2 6.4 7.9 10.3 8.9 6.9 5.0 3.6 2.3 63.7
Average snowy days 2.4 2.6 0.9 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 2.4 9.4
Average relative humidity (%) 60 56 53 59 62 60 76 80 74 67 68 65 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 123.3 140.1 189.9 217.0 240.8 214.6 183.1 186.3 176.5 166.2 135.3 126.7 2,099.8
Percent possible sunshine 40 45 51 55 55 49 41 45 48 48 45 43 47
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

Notes

  1. ^ In addition to the pinyin and Wade-Giles romanizations given above, Quzhou sometimes appears in older works as Ku Chou.[1]

References

Citations

  1. ^ Fitzgerald (1933), p. 222.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:曲周县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 19 July 2012.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 August 2023.

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