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Yuanshi County
元氏县
Yuanshih
Yuanshi skyline
Yuanshi skyline
Map
Yuanshi County is located in Hebei
Yuanshi County
Yuanshi County
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 37°46′00″N 114°31′32″E / 37.7667°N 114.5256°E / 37.7667; 114.5256
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityShijiazhuang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yuanshi County (simplified Chinese: 元氏县; traditional Chinese: 元氏縣; pinyin: Yuánshì Xiàn; lit. 'Yuan's County') is located in the southwest of Hebei Province, North China, 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the south of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. Yuanshi County borders Gaoyi County to the south, Zhao County and Luancheng District to the east, Jingxing County to the west and Luquan District to its north.

The total area of the county is 68 km2 (26 sq mi). The region is dominated by hills and valleys, with flat plains at the base of the Taihang Mountains. The area has a semi-arid climate, marked by continental monsoons and droughts during the spring.[1]

Yuanshi became a county during the Han dynasty and is the birthplace of Emperor Ming of Han, Li Mu and Li Zuoche.

Yuanshi was the site of the Hebei tractor rampage.[2]

Administrative divisions

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

Climate

Climate data for Yuanshi (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
25.7
(78.3)
31.9
(89.4)
33.3
(91.9)
39.8
(103.6)
42.0
(107.6)
42.3
(108.1)
39.7
(103.5)
37.0
(98.6)
33.8
(92.8)
27.1
(80.8)
24.2
(75.6)
42.3
(108.1)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
7.3
(45.1)
15.0
(59.0)
21.2
(70.2)
27.0
(80.6)
32.5
(90.5)
32.3
(90.1)
30.2
(86.4)
26.8
(80.2)
20.6
(69.1)
11.5
(52.7)
4.8
(40.6)
19.4
(66.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.0
(26.6)
0.9
(33.6)
8.2
(46.8)
14.7
(58.5)
20.8
(69.4)
26.0
(78.8)
27.1
(80.8)
25.3
(77.5)
20.6
(69.1)
14.3
(57.7)
5.5
(41.9)
−1.0
(30.2)
13.3
(55.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −7.8
(18.0)
−4.3
(24.3)
1.7
(35.1)
8.2
(46.8)
14.1
(57.4)
19.4
(66.9)
22.5
(72.5)
20.9
(69.6)
15.3
(59.5)
8.9
(48.0)
0.8
(33.4)
−5.5
(22.1)
7.8
(46.1)
Record low °C (°F) −20.7
(−5.3)
−19.0
(−2.2)
−9.1
(15.6)
−1.7
(28.9)
4.4
(39.9)
10.2
(50.4)
15.9
(60.6)
12.5
(54.5)
4.9
(40.8)
−3.2
(26.2)
−14.7
(5.5)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−23.2
(−9.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.0
(0.08)
4.8
(0.19)
9.9
(0.39)
25.0
(0.98)
37.4
(1.47)
60.5
(2.38)
130.0
(5.12)
139.4
(5.49)
51.8
(2.04)
25.4
(1.00)
14.6
(0.57)
2.9
(0.11)
503.7
(19.82)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.7 2.7 2.6 5.1 6.6 8.3 11.1 10.4 6.9 5.7 3.9 2.0 67
Average snowy days 2.6 2.7 1.0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 2.4 10.3
Average relative humidity (%) 60 56 53 60 62 60 75 80 75 67 68 64 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 139.2 150.9 200.4 229.4 257.9 219.2 177.1 178.0 176.1 170.0 147.6 137.9 2,183.7
Percent possible sunshine 45 49 54 58 59 50 40 43 48 50 49 47 49
Source: China Meteorological Administration[3][4]

References

  1. ^ Li, Wenhua, ed. (2001). Agro-ecological Farming Systems in China. UNESCO. pp. 316–17. ISBN 978-92-3-103784-9.
  2. ^ "Drunken Man Kills 11 In China Tractor Rampage". ASSOCIATED PRESS/NPR. August 2, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 August 2023.
  4. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 25 August 2023.