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Xiangcheng County
乡城县 · ཕྱག་ཕྲེང་རྫོང་།
Qagchêng
Location of Xiangcheng County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Location of Xiangcheng County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Xiangcheng is located in Sichuan
Xiangcheng
Xiangcheng
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Xiangcheng is located in China
Xiangcheng
Xiangcheng
Xiangcheng (China)
Coordinates: 29°16′57″N 99°36′29″E / 29.2825°N 99.6081°E / 29.2825; 99.6081
CountryChina
ProvinceSichuan
Autonomous prefectureGarzê
County seatShambala
Area
 • Total5,016 km2 (1,937 sq mi)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total31,407
 • Density6.3/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.xcx.gov.cn
Xiangcheng County, Sichuan
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese乡城县
Traditional Chinese鄉城縣
Tibetan name
Tibetanཕྱག་ཕྲེང་རྫོང་།

Xiangcheng County or Qagchêng (Chinese: 乡城县; Tibetan: ཕྱག་ཕྲེང་རྫོང་།) is a county in the west of Sichuan Province, China, bordering Yunnan province to the south. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.

Administrative divisions

Xiangcheng County is divided into 3 towns and 7 townships.

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Tibetan Wylie Administrative division code
Towns
Shambala Town
(Xambala, Xiangbala)
香巴拉镇 Xiāngbālā Zhèn ཤམ་བྷ་ལ་གྲོང་རྡལ། sham bha la grong rdal 513336100
Chêngdoi Town
(Qingde)
青德镇 Qīngdé Zhèn ཕྲེང་སྟོད་གྲོང་རྡལ། phreng stod grong rdal 513336101
Radag Town
(Reda)
热打镇 Rèdǎ Zhèn རྭ་རྟགས་གྲོང་རྡལ། rwa rtags grong rdal 513336103
Townships
Sakong Township
(Shagong)
沙贡乡 Shāgòng Xiāng ས་གོང་ཤང་། sa gong shang 513336201
Siwa Township
(Shuiwa)
水洼乡 Shuǐwā Xiāng བསིལ་བ་ཤང་། bsil ba shang 513336202
Ragwa Township
(Ranwu)
然乌乡 Ránwū Xiāng རག་ཝ་ཤང་། rag wa shang 513336205
Dongsum Township
(Dongsong)
洞松乡 Dòngsōng Xiāng གདོང་གསུམ་ཤང་། gdong gsum shang 513336206
Dêmo Township
(Dingbo)
定波乡 Dìngbō Xiāng བདེ་མོ་ཤང་། bde mo shang 513336208
Zhodog Township
(Zhengdou)
正斗乡 Zhèngdǒu Xiāng སྒྲོ་མདོག་ཤང་། sgro mdog shang 513336209
Bayü Township
(Baiyi)
白依乡 Báiyī Xiāng དཔའ་ཡུལ་ཤང་། dpa' yul shang 513336210

Climate

Climate data for Xiangcheng, elevation 2,844 m (9,331 ft), (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
22.7
(72.9)
27.4
(81.3)
29.7
(85.5)
30.5
(86.9)
32.5
(90.5)
34.4
(93.9)
31.8
(89.2)
31.0
(87.8)
27.3
(81.1)
23.5
(74.3)
20.6
(69.1)
34.4
(93.9)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 12.2
(54.0)
14.1
(57.4)
16.6
(61.9)
19.5
(67.1)
23.1
(73.6)
25.8
(78.4)
24.5
(76.1)
23.8
(74.8)
22.9
(73.2)
20.4
(68.7)
16.6
(61.9)
13.3
(55.9)
19.4
(66.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.7
(36.9)
5.1
(41.2)
8.1
(46.6)
11.5
(52.7)
15.6
(60.1)
18.6
(65.5)
17.7
(63.9)
16.9
(62.4)
15.6
(60.1)
11.8
(53.2)
6.7
(44.1)
3.0
(37.4)
11.1
(52.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −5.3
(22.5)
−3.0
(26.6)
0.4
(32.7)
4.2
(39.6)
8.4
(47.1)
12.3
(54.1)
13.1
(55.6)
12.5
(54.5)
10.7
(51.3)
5.0
(41.0)
−1.0
(30.2)
−4.8
(23.4)
4.4
(39.9)
Record low °C (°F) −14.4
(6.1)
−11.3
(11.7)
−6.3
(20.7)
−3.5
(25.7)
−1.0
(30.2)
3.6
(38.5)
5.1
(41.2)
5.6
(42.1)
1.9
(35.4)
−3.5
(25.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−13.3
(8.1)
−14.4
(6.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.06)
1.4
(0.06)
5.9
(0.23)
11.0
(0.43)
26.5
(1.04)
73.8
(2.91)
159.9
(6.30)
130.4
(5.13)
69.2
(2.72)
15.3
(0.60)
2.6
(0.10)
0.5
(0.02)
498.1
(19.6)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.3 1.6 4.0 7.2 9.1 14.7 22.3 21.1 14.0 5.5 1.5 0.6 102.9
Average snowy days 2.4 3.1 2.1 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1.1 1.2 10.1
Average relative humidity (%) 34 34 39 44 47 56 70 73 69 56 43 36 50
Mean monthly sunshine hours 200.5 184.3 202.2 196.7 203.5 176.3 140.7 145.2 140.3 176.2 189.5 204.7 2,160.1
Percent possible sunshine 61 58 54 51 48 42 33 36 38 50 60 64 50
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

Terrain maps

References

  1. ^ "甘孜州第七次全国人口普查公报(第二号)" (in Chinese). Government of Garzê Prefecture. 2021-06-04.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 14 April 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 14 April 2023.