Guyuan

Last updated on 23 July 2017

About this sound Guyuan  (Chinese: 固原; pinyin: Gùyuán) is a prefecture-level city in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China. It occupies the southernmost section of the region. This is also the site of Mount Sumeru Grottoes (须弥山), which is among the ten most famous grottoes in China.[1]

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Guyuan City (yellow) within Ningxia

Administrative divisions

Map
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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Xiao'erjing Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Yuanzhou District 原州区 Yuánzhōu Qū ﻳُﻮًاﺟِﻮْ ٿُو‎ 490,000 1,965 99
2 Xiji County 西吉县 Xījí Xiàn ثِکِ ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 460,000 3,985 115
3 Longde County 隆德县 Lóngdé Xiàn ﻟْﻮدْ ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 190,000 1,269 150
4 Jingyuan County 泾源县 Jīngyuán Xiàn دٍﻳُﻮًا ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 120,000 961 125
5 Pengyang County 彭阳县 Péngyáng Xiàn پْعیْا ﺷِﯿًﺎ‎ 250,000 3,241 77

Geography and climate

Guyuan has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, cold, dry winters, and warm, rainier summers. With temperatures cooled by the elevation that exceeds 1,770 metres (5,810 ft), highs average slightly below freezing in January and reach only 25 °C (77 °F) in July. Much of the year's precipitation is delivered from June to September.

Climate data for Guyuan (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 13.1
(55.6)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73)
30.1
(86.2)
31.5
(88.7)
32.2
(90)
34.6
(94.3)
33.8
(92.8)
31.5
(88.7)
24.8
(76.6)
20.2
(68.4)
14.1
(57.4)
34.6
(94.3)
Average high °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
2.1
(35.8)
7.4
(45.3)
15.1
(59.2)
19.9
(67.8)
23.2
(73.8)
25.0
(77)
23.7
(74.7)
18.7
(65.7)
13.0
(55.4)
6.9
(44.4)
1.5
(34.7)
13.0
(55.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.1
(17.4)
−4.9
(23.2)
1.0
(33.8)
8.2
(46.8)
13.4
(56.1)
17.0
(62.6)
18.9
(66)
17.8
(64)
12.8
(55)
6.6
(43.9)
−0.3
(31.5)
−6.0
(21.2)
6.4
(43.5)
Average low °C (°F) −14.2
(6.4)
−10.6
(12.9)
−4.4
(24.1)
1.9
(35.4)
6.8
(44.2)
10.3
(50.5)
12.9
(55.2)
12.3
(54.1)
7.7
(45.9)
1.6
(34.9)
−5.5
(22.1)
−11.7
(10.9)
0.6
(33.1)
Record low °C (°F) −27
(−17)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−18.9
(−2)
−12.0
(10.4)
−6.4
(20.5)
0.1
(32.2)
4.0
(39.2)
3.1
(37.6)
−2.3
(27.9)
−11.2
(11.8)
−20.0
(−4)
−30.9
(−23.6)
−30.9
(−23.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.0
(0.118)
4.0
(0.157)
11.8
(0.465)
24.9
(0.98)
43.8
(1.724)
61.8
(2.433)
88.8
(3.496)
102.2
(4.024)
56.1
(2.209)
29.7
(1.169)
7.0
(0.276)
2.1
(0.083)
435.2
(17.134)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.1 2.9 4.3 3.4 5.9 8.7 12.2 11.9 8.1 4.4 2.6 1.9 68.4
Source: Weather China

Transportation

The city is served by Guyuan Liupanshan Airport, though travelers may also choose Zhongwei Xiangshan Airport and Yinchuan Hedong Airport as well. The Fuyin Expressway passes through the area on its way to the regional capital of Yinchuan.

References

  1. ^ ^ http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/ningxia/guyuan/

External links

  • Guyuan YiZhong Middle School website
  • Afarther - A year-long commentary and photos of life in Guyuan by Allister Klingensmith

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