Yanchi
盐池县
يًاچِ ثِيًا
Yenchih
Yanchi in Wuzhong
Yanchi in Wuzhong
Wuzhong in Ningxia
Wuzhong in Ningxia
Coordinates: 37°47′00″N 107°24′26″E / 37.7833°N 107.4072°E / 37.7833; 107.4072
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionNingxia
Prefecture-level cityWuzhong
Area
 • Total6,553.79 km2 (2,530.43 sq mi)
Population
 • Total146,560
 • Density22/km2 (58/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yanchi County (simplified Chinese: 盐池县; traditional Chinese: 鹽池縣; pinyin: Yánchí Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Yan2-ch'ih2 Hsien4, Xiao'erjing: يًاچِ ثِيًا) is a county under the administration of Wuzhong city in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China, bordering the provinces of Shaanxi to the east and Gansu to the south, as well as Inner Mongolia to the north. Covering a total area of 6,787 km2 (2,620 sq mi), it has a population of about 150,000 people.

Characteristics

Yanchi County is one of China's most impoverished counties. Economic development has been slow, because much of the land in the county is wasteland with alkali soil, making farming difficult. Also, to cancel agricultural taxes on these lands, the county government has in recent years developed the cultivation of honey and high-tech herbs. The town of Huamachi serves as the location for the county government offices. The county's postal code is 751500.

Geography and climate

Climate data for Yanchi County (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.1
(57.4)
19.6
(67.3)
27.3
(81.1)
34.0
(93.2)
35.6
(96.1)
36.7
(98.1)
37.5
(99.5)
36.3
(97.3)
35.2
(95.4)
28.3
(82.9)
22.1
(71.8)
15.5
(59.9)
37.5
(99.5)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 0.3
(32.5)
4.8
(40.6)
11.5
(52.7)
18.8
(65.8)
24.0
(75.2)
28.3
(82.9)
29.8
(85.6)
27.6
(81.7)
22.5
(72.5)
16.5
(61.7)
9.0
(48.2)
1.9
(35.4)
16.3
(61.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−3.4
(25.9)
3.6
(38.5)
11.1
(52.0)
16.8
(62.2)
21.5
(70.7)
23.3
(73.9)
21.2
(70.2)
15.8
(60.4)
8.8
(47.8)
1.2
(34.2)
−5.8
(21.6)
8.9
(48.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −13.9
(7.0)
−9.9
(14.2)
−3.0
(26.6)
3.7
(38.7)
9.4
(48.9)
14.3
(57.7)
17.1
(62.8)
15.5
(59.9)
10.1
(50.2)
2.8
(37.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
−11.6
(11.1)
2.5
(36.5)
Record low °C (°F) −29.4
(−20.9)
−28.7
(−19.7)
−21.9
(−7.4)
−11.7
(10.9)
−3.8
(25.2)
4.0
(39.2)
8.7
(47.7)
3.9
(39.0)
−1.9
(28.6)
−11.9
(10.6)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−29.4
(−20.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.09)
3.6
(0.14)
7.3
(0.29)
14.2
(0.56)
28.7
(1.13)
37.8
(1.49)
65.7
(2.59)
71.0
(2.80)
45.5
(1.79)
19.0
(0.75)
7.6
(0.30)
1.5
(0.06)
304.1
(11.99)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.7 2.3 3.1 4.3 5.2 7.4 8.9 10.0 8.9 5.5 2.9 1.4 62.6
Average snowy days 4.1 3.0 2.3 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0.8 2.5 2.5 15.9
Average relative humidity (%) 51 46 40 37 40 46 56 63 64 58 53 50 50
Mean monthly sunshine hours 203.5 201.1 234.2 253.2 278.1 275.7 272.3 251.3 217.0 230.2 209.7 207.1 2,833.4
Percent possible sunshine 66 65 63 64 63 62 61 60 59 67 70 70 64
Source: China Meteorological Administration[1][2][3]

Administrative divisions

Yanchi County has 4 towns and 4 townships.

4 towns
4 townships

References

  1. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  3. ^ 中国地面国际交换站气候标准值月值数据集(1971-2000年). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-25.