Longzhou County
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Longzhou County
Longzhou County

· Lungzcouh Yen
Typical scene in the county, taken in July in Shangjin Township with the Zuo River in the background
Typical scene in the county, taken in July in Shangjin Township with the Zuo River in the background
Coordinates: 22°20?42?N 106°51?15?E / 22.34500°N 106.85417°E / 22.34500; 106.85417Coordinates: 22°20?42?N 106°51?15?E / 22.34500°N 106.85417°E / 22.34500; 106.85417
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityChongzuo
Area
 o Total2,317.8 km2 (894.9 sq mi)
Population
(2007)
 o Total420,000
 o Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Longzhou County ZhuangLungzcouh Yen) is a county of southwestern Guangxi, China, bordering Cao B?ng province, Vietnam. It is under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Chongzuo.

Longzhou lies in a circular valley at the junction of the Xun and Gui rivers.[dubious ]

Geography

Longzhou has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with short, mild winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. Winter begins dry but becomes progressively wetter and cloudier. Spring is generally overcast and often rainy, while summer continues to be rainy though is the sunniest time of year. Autumn is sunny and dry. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.7 °C (58.5 °F) in January to 29.2 °C (84.6 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 23.12 °C (73.6 °F). The annual rainfall is just above 1,300 mm (51 in), a majority of which is delivered from June to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 16% in February and March to 50% in September, the county receives 1,583 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Longzhou County (1971-2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 32.6
(90.7)
36.7
(98.1)
37.1
(98.8)
39.9
(103.8)
41.6
(106.9)
39.3
(102.7)
39.1
(102.4)
39.9
(103.8)
38.6
(101.5)
36.4
(97.5)
35.2
(95.4)
31.7
(89.1)
41.6
(106.9)
Average high °C (°F) 18.3
(64.9)
19.5
(67.1)
23.0
(73.4)
27.7
(81.9)
31.6
(88.9)
33.0
(91.4)
33.4
(92.1)
33.0
(91.4)
31.8
(89.2)
28.8
(83.8)
24.8
(76.6)
21.4
(70.5)
27.2
(80.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
16.2
(61.2)
19.6
(67.3)
24.0
(75.2)
27.4
(81.3)
28.9
(84.0)
29.2
(84.6)
28.8
(83.8)
27.5
(81.5)
24.3
(75.7)
20.2
(68.4)
16.6
(61.9)
23.1
(73.6)
Average low °C (°F) 11.1
(52.0)
12.8
(55.0)
16.2
(61.2)
20.3
(68.5)
23.1
(73.6)
24.7
(76.5)
24.9
(76.8)
24.6
(76.3)
23.1
(73.6)
19.8
(67.6)
15.5
(59.9)
11.7
(53.1)
19.0
(66.2)
Record low °C (°F) -3
(27)
2.2
(36.0)
3.0
(37.4)
9.2
(48.6)
15.1
(59.2)
17.4
(63.3)
19.9
(67.8)
19.6
(67.3)
14.7
(58.5)
8.3
(46.9)
3.4
(38.1)
-0.2
(31.6)
-3
(27)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 33.4
(1.31)
33.0
(1.30)
53.3
(2.10)
86.7
(3.41)
184.5
(7.26)
217.8
(8.57)
221.5
(8.72)
216.6
(8.53)
121.7
(4.79)
77.7
(3.06)
38.1
(1.50)
19.8
(0.78)
1,304.1
(51.33)
Average rainy days 11.3 11.7 14.3 13.8 15.2 16.9 18.0 17.1 12.3 10.9 6.9 5.9 154.3
Average relative humidity (%) 79 80 80 80 79 82 83 84 82 80 78 76 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 65.7 51.9 58.2 91.8 162.8 171.7 198.0 188.5 181.7 158.3 135.9 118.2 1,582.7
Percent possible sunshine 20 16 16 24 40 43 48 47 50 44 41 36 35
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Divisions

Towns: Longzhou:(), Xiadong(), Shuikou(), Jinlong(), Xiangshui() Townships: Bajiao(), Shangjiang(), Binqiao(), Shanglong(), Wude(), Zhubu(), Shangjin()

Border bridge crossing between Shuikou Township of Longzhou and Ta Lung, Vietnam over the Shuikou River.




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