Wangkui County
望奎县
Fenjin Road, Wangkui County
Fenjin Road, Wangkui County
Wangkui in Suihua
Wangkui in Suihua
Suihua in Heilongjiang
Suihua in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 46°49′59″N 126°29′10″E / 46.833°N 126.486°E / 46.833; 126.486Coordinates: 46°49′59″N 126°29′10″E / 46.833°N 126.486°E / 46.833; 126.486
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHeilongjiang
Prefecture-level citySuihua
Area
 • Total2,313.78 km2 (893.36 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total458,725
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Wangkui County (simplified Chinese: 望奎县; traditional Chinese: 望奎縣; pinyin: Wàngkuí Xiàn) is a county of western Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Suihua.

Wankui in its Chinese name could be translated as Watch Kui. Kui represents the old name of QiqiHaer which is the second largest city in Heilongjiang province. Because the terrain of Wangkui is high, people in the past are able to watch Kui. And that is the why this little county is called Wang(Watch)kui.

One of the most famous cultural icon of this county is traditional Chinese barbecue. Two thirds of restaurants in this county would be a barbecue restaurant. Big stick with fat meat is no more popular here, locals appreciate small stick with small pieces of meat.

This county has four elementary schools and four secondary schools. It also has two high schools, No.1 High school and No.2 High school. Most students who want to have 'Gaokao' would choose to study at No.1 High school; and those who have talents about music and painting would go to No.2 High school.

Administrative divisions

Wangkui County is divided into 4 subdistricts, 9 towns, 1 ethnic town, 3 townships and 2 ethnic townships.[1]

4 subdistricts
9 towns
1 ethnic town
3 townships
2 ethnic townships

Demographics

The population of the district was 453,404 in 1999.[2]

Climate

Climate data for Wangkui (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
7.8
(46.0)
19.8
(67.6)
30.1
(86.2)
34.7
(94.5)
39.3
(102.7)
37.2
(99.0)
35.4
(95.7)
31.4
(88.5)
26.4
(79.5)
15.3
(59.5)
5.3
(41.5)
39.3
(102.7)
Average high °C (°F) −14.2
(6.4)
−8.3
(17.1)
1.6
(34.9)
13.0
(55.4)
21.0
(69.8)
26.2
(79.2)
27.5
(81.5)
26.0
(78.8)
20.4
(68.7)
11.1
(52.0)
−1.7
(28.9)
−11.5
(11.3)
9.3
(48.7)
Daily mean °C (°F) −20.0
(−4.0)
−14.9
(5.2)
−4.6
(23.7)
6.5
(43.7)
14.6
(58.3)
20.5
(68.9)
22.6
(72.7)
20.8
(69.4)
14.2
(57.6)
5.1
(41.2)
−7.1
(19.2)
−16.8
(1.8)
3.4
(38.1)
Average low °C (°F) −24.9
(−12.8)
−20.7
(−5.3)
−10.5
(13.1)
0.1
(32.2)
7.8
(46.0)
14.6
(58.3)
18.0
(64.4)
16.0
(60.8)
8.5
(47.3)
−0.2
(31.6)
−11.6
(11.1)
−21.2
(−6.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
Record low °C (°F) −39.1
(−38.4)
−37.2
(−35.0)
−29.0
(−20.2)
−11.5
(11.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
3.8
(38.8)
8.7
(47.7)
5.7
(42.3)
−5.5
(22.1)
−15.6
(3.9)
−28.6
(−19.5)
−34.6
(−30.3)
−39.1
(−38.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.5
(0.14)
2.6
(0.10)
7.7
(0.30)
22.9
(0.90)
33.0
(1.30)
92.3
(3.63)
150.7
(5.93)
112.2
(4.42)
49.4
(1.94)
20.2
(0.80)
7.1
(0.28)
4.5
(0.18)
506.1
(19.92)
Average relative humidity (%) 75 71 59 51 50 63 76 78 69 62 66 74 66
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[3]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "国家统计局" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2021-12-07.
  2. ^ (in English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS
  3. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 23 August 2022.