Zhongning
中宁县
جْونِئٍ‌ ثِيًا
Zhongning in Zhongwei
Zhongning in Zhongwei
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Zhongwei in Ningxia
Coordinates (Zhongning government): 37°29′30″N 105°41′06″E / 37.4918°N 105.6849°E / 37.4918; 105.6849
CountryChina
Autonomous regionNingxia
Prefecture-level cityZhongwei
County seatNing'an
Area
 • Total3,280.17 km2 (1,266.48 sq mi)
Population
 • Total312,921
 • Density95/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Zhongning
Wolfberry harvest celebration
Simplified Chinese中宁
Traditional Chinese中寧
Literal meaningcentral peace

Zhongning County is a county under the administration of Zhongwei city in west-central Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest. It is the point at which the northern twist of the Yellow River begins, creating the Ordos Loop. It has a total area of 2,841 square kilometers (1,097 sq mi), and a population of approximately 410,000 people.

Zhongning County is an agricultural county. In addition to traditional agricultural products, Wolfberries have begun to be cultivated in recent years. However, due to a drought,[when?] the growing range for the berries has not significantly increased. The county government is located in the town of Ningan and the county's postal code is 755100.

Administrative divisions

Zhongning County has 6 towns and 6 townships.[1]

6 towns
6 townships

Climate

Climate data for Zhongning (1991–2020 normals, extremes 1981–2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.9
(55.2)
22.7
(72.9)
28.1
(82.6)
35.6
(96.1)
36.6
(97.9)
37.0
(98.6)
37.7
(99.9)
38.0
(100.4)
34.7
(94.5)
30.7
(87.3)
23.7
(74.7)
17.3
(63.1)
38.0
(100.4)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 1.4
(34.5)
6.6
(43.9)
13.5
(56.3)
20.8
(69.4)
25.6
(78.1)
29.5
(85.1)
30.9
(87.6)
29.2
(84.6)
24.4
(75.9)
18.2
(64.8)
10.2
(50.4)
3.0
(37.4)
17.8
(64.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −6.0
(21.2)
−1.2
(29.8)
5.9
(42.6)
13.2
(55.8)
18.3
(64.9)
22.6
(72.7)
24.4
(75.9)
22.6
(72.7)
17.4
(63.3)
10.4
(50.7)
2.8
(37.0)
−4.0
(24.8)
10.5
(50.9)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −11.3
(11.7)
−7.1
(19.2)
−0.2
(31.6)
6.3
(43.3)
11.3
(52.3)
16.1
(61.0)
18.5
(65.3)
17.1
(62.8)
11.9
(53.4)
4.6
(40.3)
−2.2
(28.0)
−8.9
(16.0)
4.7
(40.4)
Record low °C (°F) −26.9
(−16.4)
−24.7
(−12.5)
−17.1
(1.2)
−7.7
(18.1)
−3.9
(25.0)
6.5
(43.7)
9.6
(49.3)
6.5
(43.7)
−0.5
(31.1)
−9.8
(14.4)
−16.3
(2.7)
−24.7
(−12.5)
−26.9
(−16.4)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.0
(0.08)
1.6
(0.06)
4.7
(0.19)
9.6
(0.38)
18.1
(0.71)
31.0
(1.22)
41.5
(1.63)
41.3
(1.63)
29.3
(1.15)
13.7
(0.54)
3.5
(0.14)
0.5
(0.02)
196.8
(7.75)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.0 1.4 2.1 3.8 4.7 6.6 7.6 7.5 6.9 4.1 1.8 0.8 49.3
Average snowy days 3.0 2.1 1.5 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.3 1.7 1.5 10.5
Average relative humidity (%) 49 43 39 37 43 49 57 62 64 59 56 51 51
Mean monthly sunshine hours 205.7 207.7 243.1 261.6 293.4 295.8 292.6 272.1 226.6 234.1 216.5 212.8 2,962
Percent possible sunshine 67 67 65 66 67 67 66 65 62 68 72 72 67
Source: China Meteorological Administration[2][3]

References

  1. ^ 2023年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:中宁县 (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of China.
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 – WeatherBk Data (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 26 August 2023.