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Daocheng
Daocheng County

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White Pagoda in Daocheng County
White Pagoda in Daocheng County
Daocheng County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Daocheng County (red) within Garzê Prefecture (yellow) and Sichuan
Daocheng is located in Sichuan
Daocheng
Daocheng
Location of the seat in Sichuan
Coordinates (Daocheng government): 29°02?16?N 100°17?51?E / 29.0379°N 100.2974°E / 29.0379; 100.2974Coordinates: 29°02?16?N 100°17?51?E / 29.0379°N 100.2974°E / 29.0379; 100.2974
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Autonomous prefectureGarzê
Township-level divisions3 towns
11 townships
County seatJinzhu
Area
 o Total7,323 km2 (2,827 sq mi)
Elevation
3,753 m (12,313 ft)
Population
(2010)[1]
 o Total31,113
 o Density4.2/km2 (11/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.daocheng.gov.cn

Daocheng County or Dapba in Tibetan (Tibetan: , Wylie: ’dab pa rdzong, ZYPY: Dabba Zong; simplified Chinese: ?; traditional Chinese: ?; pinyin: Dàochéng Xiàn), historically Daoba (; ; Dàobà), is a county of western Sichuan Province, China, located in the eastern Hengduan Mountains. It is under the administration of the Garzê Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture with an overwhelmingly Tibetan population. Its latitude ranges from 27° 58' to 29° 30' N and longitude 99° 56' to 100° 36', and reaches 174 kilometres (108 mi) in north-south extent and 63 km (39 mi) in east-west width, with elevations ranging from 2,000 to 6,032 m (6,562 to 19,790 ft).

Daocheng Yading Airport, the world's highest airport, is located in Daocheng County.

History

The explorer Joseph Rock departed from Lijiang in 1928 and visited Daocheng.[2]

After the fall of Qing Dynasty, Xiangcheng and Daocheng fell into chaos. Daocheng was controlled by local chiefs (,; t?tóu) centered in Daoba and the Kongkaling (,; Gònggál?ng) region from 1930s to 1950s.[3]

Administrative Divisions

Four towns:[1][4][5]

Ten townships:

Climate

Daocheng has a Monsoon-influenced warm-summer humid continental climate (Dwb) according to the Köppen Climate classification, with humid and rainy and warm summers, and cold and dry winters due to the high pressure that forms over the Tibetan Plateau during those months. Snowfall is most common during spring and autumn, as there is little precipitation during winter.



Climate data for Daocheng (1981-2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
18.7
(65.7)
23.5
(74.3)
23.7
(74.7)
25.2
(77.4)
27.0
(80.6)
27.9
(82.2)
24.9
(76.8)
23.8
(74.8)
21.5
(70.7)
19.0
(66.2)
17.2
(63.0)
27.9
(82.2)
Average high °C (°F) 6.4
(43.5)
7.5
(45.5)
10.3
(50.5)
13.5
(56.3)
17.3
(63.1)
19.5
(67.1)
18.4
(65.1)
17.8
(64.0)
16.8
(62.2)
14.4
(57.9)
10.2
(50.4)
7.3
(45.1)
13.3
(55.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) -4.5
(23.9)
-2.4
(27.7)
1.3
(34.3)
5.0
(41.0)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
12.3
(54.1)
11.5
(52.7)
10.1
(50.2)
6.0
(42.8)
0.1
(32.2)
-3.8
(25.2)
4.8
(40.6)
Average low °C (°F) -13.2
(8.2)
-10.6
(12.9)
-6.2
(20.8)
-2.3
(27.9)
2.2
(36.0)
6.7
(44.1)
8.0
(46.4)
7.4
(45.3)
5.5
(41.9)
-0.4
(31.3)
-7.2
(19.0)
-12.1
(10.2)
-1.8
(28.7)
Record low °C (°F) -26.5
(-15.7)
-23.6
(-10.5)
-18.4
(-1.1)
-10.4
(13.3)
-6.7
(19.9)
-1.7
(28.9)
0.1
(32.2)
-0.1
(31.8)
-3.0
(26.6)
-10.2
(13.6)
-21.0
(-5.8)
-27.6
(-17.7)
-27.6
(-17.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0.8
(0.03)
1.6
(0.06)
6.9
(0.27)
14.4
(0.57)
33.8
(1.33)
111.1
(4.37)
194.8
(7.67)
160.4
(6.31)
101.1
(3.98)
23.4
(0.92)
5.0
(0.20)
1.1
(0.04)
654.4
(25.75)
Average relative humidity (%) 37 39 44 49 52 63 75 76 73 62 50 41 55
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

References

  1. ^ a b c ? [Daocheng County Historical Development] (in Chinese). XZQH.org. 23 March 2015. Retrieved 2018. 1996?,7325.5?,{...}2010,31113?,:7553?,3031?,2580?,1712?,1552?,1785?,1957?,980?,1775?,2665?,1961?,806?,1442?,?1314
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-10. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "?" by
  4. ^ ? [Administrative Divisions] (in Chinese). Daocheng County People's Government. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 2018. ?()(? )?
  5. ^ 2017: [2017 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Daocheng County] (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2017. Retrieved 2018. ? 513337100000 513337101000 513337102000 513337201000 513337202000 513337203000 513337204000 513337205000 513337206000 513337207000 513337209000 513337210000 513337211000 513337212000 ?

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