Shawan
沙湾市 (Chinese)
ساۋەن شەھىرى (Uyghur)
ساۋان قالاسى (Kazakh)
Savan
Location of Shawan County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Location of Shawan County (red) within Tacheng Prefecture (yellow) and Xinjiang
Shawan is located in Dzungaria
Shawan
Shawan
Location of the seat in Xinjiang
Shawan is located in Xinjiang
Shawan
Shawan
Shawan (Xinjiang)
Shawan is located in China
Shawan
Shawan
Shawan (China)
Coordinates: 44°21′N 85°37′E / 44.350°N 85.617°E / 44.350; 85.617
CountryChina
Autonomous regionXinjiang
PrefectureTacheng
Municipal seatSadawkhuza (Sandaohezi)
Area
 • Total12,458.16 km2 (4,810.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total301,046
 • Density24/km2 (63/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard[a])
Websitewww.xjswx.gov.cn
Shawan, Xinjiang
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese沙湾市
Traditional Chinese沙灣市
Uyghur name
Uyghurساۋەن ناھىيىسى
Kazakh name
Kazakhساۋان قالاسى

Shawan, also transliterated from Chinese to Uyghur as Savan, is a county-level city situated in the north of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region under the administration of the Tacheng Prefecture. It has an area of 12,468 km2 (4,814 sq mi) with a population of 200,000.[when?] The Postcode is 832100.

Transport

Administrative divisions

Shawan is divided into 9 towns, 3 townships.[2]

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Uyghur (UEY) Uyghur Latin (ULY) Kazakh (Arabic script) Kazakh (Cyrillic script) Administrative division code
Towns
Sidawkhuza Town
(Sidaohezi Town)
四道河子镇 Sìdàohézǐ Zhèn سىداۋخۇزا بازىرى sidawxuza baziri سىداۋحىزى قالاشىعى 654203101
Laoshawan Town 老沙湾镇 Lǎoshāwān Zhèn كونا ساۋەن بازىرى kona sawen baziri كونە ساۋان قالاشىعى 654203102
Ulan Us Town 乌兰乌苏镇 Wūlánwūsū Zhèn ئۇلان ئۇس بازىرى Ulan Us baziri الاۋسىن قالاشىعى 654203103
Yansikhay Town 安集海镇 Ānjíhǎi Zhèn يەنسىخەي بازىرى yensixey baziri ٵنجيحاي قالاشىعى 654203104
Dongwan Town 东湾镇 Dōngwān Zhèn دۇڭۋەن بازىرى dungwen baziri دۇڭۋان قالاشىعى 654203105
Sigebi Town 西戈壁镇 Xīgēbì Zhèn شىگوبى بازىرى shigobi baziri شيگوبي قالاشىعى 654203106
Liumaowan Town 柳毛湾镇 Liǔmáowān Zhèn ليۇماۋۋەن بازىرى lyumawwen baziri ليۋماۋۋان قالاشىعى 654203107
Jingouhe Town 金沟河镇 Jīngōuhé Zhèn قورغاس بازىرى
(جىنگوۋخې بازىرى)
lyumawwen baziri
(jingowxë baziri)
قورعاس قالاشىعى 654203108
Sadawkhuza Town
(Sandaohezi Town)
三道河子镇 Sāndàohézǐ Zhèn سەندوخوزا بازىرى sendoxoza baziri ساندىعوزى قالاشىعى 654203109
Townships
Shanghudi Township 商户地乡 Shānghùdì Xiāng شاڭخۇدى يېزىسى shangxudi yëzisi شاڭحۋدي اۋىلى 654203200
Daquan Township 大泉乡 Dàquán Xiāng داچۇەن يېزىسى dachuen yëzisi داچۋان اۋىلى 654203201
Bortünggi Township 博尔通古乡 Bó'ěrtōnggǔ Xiāng بورتۈڭگى يېزىسى bortünggi yëzisi بورتىنكو اۋىلى 654203202

Others:

Climate

Climate data for Shawan (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
5.5
(41.9)
24.0
(75.2)
35.6
(96.1)
37.7
(99.9)
39.5
(103.1)
40.9
(105.6)
39.2
(102.6)
38.5
(101.3)
31.4
(88.5)
19.0
(66.2)
8.3
(46.9)
40.9
(105.6)
Average high °C (°F) −10.6
(12.9)
−5.9
(21.4)
5.7
(42.3)
19.7
(67.5)
26.2
(79.2)
31.0
(87.8)
32.1
(89.8)
30.7
(87.3)
25.0
(77.0)
15.7
(60.3)
3.5
(38.3)
−7.1
(19.2)
13.8
(56.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −14.8
(5.4)
−10.1
(13.8)
1.2
(34.2)
13.3
(55.9)
19.7
(67.5)
24.9
(76.8)
26.2
(79.2)
24.5
(76.1)
18.6
(65.5)
9.7
(49.5)
−0.5
(31.1)
−10.8
(12.6)
8.5
(47.3)
Average low °C (°F) −18.1
(−0.6)
−13.7
(7.3)
−2.7
(27.1)
7.9
(46.2)
14.0
(57.2)
19.3
(66.7)
20.9
(69.6)
19.1
(66.4)
13.0
(55.4)
5.1
(41.2)
−3.5
(25.7)
−13.6
(7.5)
4.0
(39.1)
Record low °C (°F) −32.3
(−26.1)
−32.7
(−26.9)
−27.4
(−17.3)
−8.96
(15.87)
0.1
(32.2)
8.0
(46.4)
10.7
(51.3)
7.2
(45.0)
0.4
(32.7)
−6.3
(20.7)
−28.9
(−20.0)
−34.3
(−29.7)
−34.3
(−29.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 9.2
(0.36)
9.4
(0.37)
12.1
(0.48)
27.7
(1.09)
30.9
(1.22)
20.7
(0.81)
22.0
(0.87)
19.5
(0.77)
11.9
(0.47)
17.0
(0.67)
18.2
(0.72)
13.1
(0.52)
211.7
(8.35)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 8.4 6.8 5.0 6.2 7.5 7.7 8.5 6.7 4.5 4.6 6.5 9.6 82
Average snowy days 16.8 13.0 5.7 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 7.8 18.1 63.2
Average relative humidity (%) 80 79 70 48 41 40 45 45 46 59 75 82 59
Mean monthly sunshine hours 126.5 143.6 212.8 267.5 312.1 311.4 322.3 308.6 272.4 227.2 131.6 98.6 2,734.6
Percent possible sunshine 44 48 57 65 68 67 70 73 74 68 47 36 60
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]
Climate data for Paotai, Shawan County (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −12.8
(9.0)
−7.1
(19.2)
6.5
(43.7)
21.2
(70.2)
27.9
(82.2)
32.7
(90.9)
33.8
(92.8)
32.3
(90.1)
26.5
(79.7)
16.8
(62.2)
3.8
(38.8)
−8.6
(16.5)
14.4
(57.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17.6
(0.3)
−12.5
(9.5)
0.7
(33.3)
13.6
(56.5)
20.3
(68.5)
25.2
(77.4)
26.2
(79.2)
24.3
(75.7)
18.3
(64.9)
9.3
(48.7)
−1.1
(30.0)
−12.5
(9.5)
7.8
(46.1)
Average low °C (°F) −21.6
(−6.9)
−17.2
(1.0)
−4.6
(23.7)
6.7
(44.1)
13.2
(55.8)
18.1
(64.6)
19.4
(66.9)
17.3
(63.1)
11.0
(51.8)
3.2
(37.8)
−4.9
(23.2)
−15.8
(3.6)
2.1
(35.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 7.5
(0.30)
7.1
(0.28)
9.3
(0.37)
19.9
(0.78)
20.1
(0.79)
16.1
(0.63)
21.6
(0.85)
13.0
(0.51)
11.0
(0.43)
14.6
(0.57)
12.5
(0.49)
9.3
(0.37)
162
(6.37)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.3 5.7 3.8 5.7 7.1 7.0 7.7 5.9 4.3 5.0 5.3 7.6 72.4
Average snowy days 13.3 10.2 3.9 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0.5 5.4 13.0 47
Average relative humidity (%) 81 82 71 47 41 44 51 52 51 61 77 83 62
Mean monthly sunshine hours 110.8 135.6 216.6 268.5 323.4 324.8 332.7 322.0 280.9 231.5 135.2 89.3 2,771.3
Percent possible sunshine 38 45 58 65 70 70 72 76 76 70 48 33 60
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][5]

Notes

  1. ^ Locals in Xinjiang frequently observe UTC+6 (Xinjiang Time), 2 hours behind Beijing.

References

  1. ^ Xinjiang: Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties
  2. ^ 2022年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:沙湾市. National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  3. ^ a b 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 10 October 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (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.