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Yuanmou County
元谋县
Location in Yunnan
Location in Yunnan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Autonomous prefectureChuxiong
Area
 • Total2,021 km2 (780 sq mi)
Population
 • Total210,000
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
651300
Area code0878
Websiteyuanmou.gov.cn

Yuanmou County (simplified Chinese: 元谋; traditional Chinese: 元謀; pinyin: Yuánmóu Xiàn; Chuxiong Yi script: , IPA: /pʻə33 21 bu33/) is under the administration of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, in the north of Yunnan province, China, bordering Sichuan province to the north.

The famous Yuanmou Man was found in Yuanmou County in 1965.

Administrative divisions

Yuanmou County has 3 towns and 7 townships.[1]

3 towns
7 townships
  • Laocheng (老城乡)
  • Wumao (物茂乡)
  • Jiangbian (江边乡)
  • Xinhua (新华乡)
  • Pingtian (平田乡)
  • Liangshan (凉山乡)
  • Jiangyi (姜驿乡)

Climate

Climate data for Yuanmou (1991–2020 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 23.7
(74.7)
26.5
(79.7)
29.7
(85.5)
32.3
(90.1)
32.9
(91.2)
32.7
(90.9)
31.4
(88.5)
31.3
(88.3)
30.2
(86.4)
28.2
(82.8)
25.7
(78.3)
23.2
(73.8)
29.0
(84.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.5
(58.1)
17.5
(63.5)
21.1
(70.0)
24.5
(76.1)
26.2
(79.2)
26.8
(80.2)
25.8
(78.4)
25.3
(77.5)
24.2
(75.6)
21.7
(71.1)
17.3
(63.1)
14.2
(57.6)
21.6
(70.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 7.2
(45.0)
9.8
(49.6)
13.3
(55.9)
17.1
(62.8)
20.4
(68.7)
22.3
(72.1)
21.9
(71.4)
21.3
(70.3)
20.3
(68.5)
17.4
(63.3)
11.4
(52.5)
7.7
(45.9)
15.8
(60.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8.3
(0.33)
4.2
(0.17)
7.6
(0.30)
14.3
(0.56)
61.2
(2.41)
120.8
(4.76)
140.1
(5.52)
108.4
(4.27)
90.1
(3.55)
58.1
(2.29)
19.6
(0.77)
4.8
(0.19)
637.5
(25.12)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.1 1.4 2.8 4.1 8.3 12.4 17.0 15.4 11.8 9.4 3.5 1.9 90.1
Average relative humidity (%) 53 43 39 39 50 63 72 73 71 69 67 62 58
Mean monthly sunshine hours 249.1 241.6 260.3 250.5 230.8 182.4 160.1 170.9 156.0 179.8 222.1 231.1 2,534.7
Percent possible sunshine 75 75 70 65 56 44 38 43 43 51 69 71 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

Tourist Resources

Besides the big discovery of Yuanmou Man, Yuanmou County is also famous for its Tulin, which literally means earth forest.It is a natural landscape composed of earth columns or pillars forming like immense forest. The unique landscape was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion is earth.There are three scenic areas, which are Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest. Wumao and Langbapu have been developed as scenic areas. Yuanmou Earth Forest has been more and more popular these years.[4]

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. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 20 September 2023.
  4. ^ "Yuanmou Earth Forest" ChinaTour.net Accessed 2014-4-16

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