Sanjiang County
三江县 · Sanhgyangh Yen
Sankiang
Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County
三江侗族自治县
Sanhgyangh Dungcuz Swciyen
Aerial panorama of Chengyang, a scenic area in Sanjiang
Sanjiang
Sanjiang
Location in Guangxi
Coordinates: 25°47′N 109°36′E / 25.783°N 109.600°E / 25.783; 109.600Coordinates: 25°47′N 109°36′E / 25.783°N 109.600°E / 25.783; 109.600[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityLiuzhou
Area
 • Total2,455 km2 (948 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[3]
 • Total297,244
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
5455XX

Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 三江侗族自治县; traditional Chinese: 三江侗族自治縣; pinyin: Sānjiāng Dòngzú Zìzhìxiàn; Standard Zhuang: Sanhgyangh Dungcuz Swciyen) is under the administration of Liuzhou, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. It is a region traditionally inhabited by the Dong people, bordering the prefecture-level divisions of Qiandongnan (Guizhou) to the north, Huaihua (Hunan) to the northeast and Guilin to the west.

It has an area of 2,429 square kilometres (938 sq mi) and a population of 297,244.[4]

Transportation

Tourism

Main article: Chengyang, Guangxi

20 kilometres (12 mi) north of Sanjiang, toward Hunan province, lies the area of Dong people, Chengyang (程阳), which is a popular destination for backpacker tourism. The area comprises eight traditional Dong minority villages. The houses are all made of wood. Inside the villages you will find traditional drum towers, which were used to announce important things or simply to perform plays to entertain the villagers. Crossing the river is the best preserved Wind and Rain Bridge (程阳风雨桥, chéng yáng fēng yǔ qiáo) which has five parts. The bridge dates to 1912 and is for many people the main reason to visit the village.

North of Chengyang lies the tiny village of Linxia which is interesting because of the local market, but there are no places to stay in Linxia.

Climate

Climate data for Sanjiang (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 26.6
(79.9)
30.4
(86.7)
33.3
(91.9)
34.4
(93.9)
35.4
(95.7)
37.8
(100.0)
39.2
(102.6)
38.7
(101.7)
39.1
(102.4)
35.2
(95.4)
31.5
(88.7)
27.4
(81.3)
39.2
(102.6)
Average high °C (°F) 11.3
(52.3)
13.4
(56.1)
17.4
(63.3)
23.6
(74.5)
27.9
(82.2)
30.7
(87.3)
32.8
(91.0)
33.3
(91.9)
30.7
(87.3)
25.2
(77.4)
20.2
(68.4)
14.8
(58.6)
23.4
(74.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 7.4
(45.3)
9.4
(48.9)
13.0
(55.4)
18.6
(65.5)
22.7
(72.9)
25.7
(78.3)
27.4
(81.3)
27.2
(81.0)
24.5
(76.1)
19.6
(67.3)
14.5
(58.1)
9.4
(48.9)
18.3
(64.9)
Average low °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
6.9
(44.4)
10.2
(50.4)
15.3
(59.5)
19.2
(66.6)
22.5
(72.5)
23.9
(75.0)
23.6
(74.5)
20.6
(69.1)
16.1
(61.0)
11.0
(51.8)
6.0
(42.8)
15.0
(59.0)
Record low °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
−2.7
(27.1)
−0.5
(31.1)
3.7
(38.7)
9.3
(48.7)
13.1
(55.6)
17.2
(63.0)
18.9
(66.0)
13.0
(55.4)
4.6
(40.3)
0.8
(33.4)
−4.3
(24.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 53.9
(2.12)
72.3
(2.85)
94.5
(3.72)
146.9
(5.78)
250.2
(9.85)
308.1
(12.13)
249.3
(9.81)
144.1
(5.67)
66.5
(2.62)
70.7
(2.78)
62.8
(2.47)
38.3
(1.51)
1,557.6
(61.31)
Average relative humidity (%) 79 80 81 82 83 84 83 82 79 80 79 77 81
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Sanjiang" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ Liuzhou City Land Use Plan (2006–20)/《柳州市土地利用总体规划(2006-2020年)》.(in Chinese) Accessed 8 July 2014.
  3. ^ 《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》 (in Chinese). 中国统计出版社. December 2012. ISBN 978-7-5037-6659-6.
  4. ^ (in Chinese) Profile of Sanjiang, official website of Sanjiang County Government