Duolun County

Duolun County (Mongolian: ᠳᠣᠯᠣᠨᠨᠤᠤᠷ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ Dolonnuur siyan; simplified Chinese: 多伦县; traditional Chinese: 多倫縣; pinyin: Duōlún Xiàn) is a county of Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Xilin Gol League.

Duolun County

多伦县ᠳᠣᠯᠣᠨᠨᠤᠤᠷᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ

To-lun
Duolun is located in Inner Mongolia
Duolun
Duolun
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 42°11′N 116°28′E / 42.183°N 116.467°E / 42.183; 116.467Coordinates: 42°11′N 116°28′E / 42.183°N 116.467°E / 42.183; 116.467
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
LeagueXilingol
Area
 • Total3,876 km2 (1,497 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
027300
Area code(s)0479
Websitedlxzf.gov.cn
Map including Duolun (labeled as TO-LUN 多倫) (AMS, 1953)

ClimateEdit

Duolun County has a dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with bitterly cold and very dry winters, warm, humid summers, and strong winds, especially in spring. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −16.9 °C (1.6 °F) in January to 19.4 °C (66.9 °F) in July, with the annual mean at 2.78 °C (37.0 °F). The annual precipitation is 378 millimetres (14.9 in), with more than half of it falling in July and August alone. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 56% in July to 77% in January and February, sunshine is abundant year-round, with 3,036 hours of bright sunshine annually.

The desertification in early 2000s has been largely checked by the effort of reforestation.[1]

Climate data for Duolun County (1981−2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −9.9
(14.2)
−4.8
(23.4)
3.0
(37.4)
12.5
(54.5)
19.5
(67.1)
23.7
(74.7)
25.6
(78.1)
24.2
(75.6)
19.4
(66.9)
11.5
(52.7)
0.9
(33.6)
−7.2
(19.0)
9.9
(49.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −16.9
(1.6)
−12.4
(9.7)
−4.3
(24.3)
5.1
(41.2)
12.2
(54.0)
16.9
(62.4)
19.4
(66.9)
17.5
(63.5)
11.7
(53.1)
3.9
(39.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−13.7
(7.3)
2.8
(37.0)
Average low °C (°F) −22.2
(−8.0)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−10.4
(13.3)
−1.9
(28.6)
4.6
(40.3)
9.9
(49.8)
13.4
(56.1)
11.5
(52.7)
4.9
(40.8)
−2.4
(27.7)
−11.5
(11.3)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−3.4
(25.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.6
(0.06)
2.5
(0.10)
5.5
(0.22)
15.4
(0.61)
28.5
(1.12)
64.3
(2.53)
99.7
(3.93)
89.2
(3.51)
46.1
(1.81)
17.9
(0.70)
5.9
(0.23)
1.4
(0.06)
378.0
(14.88)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.8 3.0 4.7 4.8 7.9 12.1 15.3 12.8 9.1 6.0 3.9 2.7 85.1
Average relative humidity (%) 68 62 51 43 46 59 70 72 65 58 61 67 60
Mean monthly sunshine hours 223.8 227.3 275.8 279.2 306.9 281.3 256.5 254.9 251.3 251.0 217.0 211.3 3,036.3
Percent possible sunshine 77 77 75 70 68 62 56 59 67 73 74 75 69
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[2][3]

Historic sitesEdit

The Chinese state news agency Xinhua announced in January 2018 the discovery of ruins of an ancient palace that served as the summer retreat for the elite in the Liao Dynasty. The royal family and retinue would relocate each year from mid-April to mid-July to avoid the heat. More than 100 structural components at the site have been found and the foundations of 12 buildings have been recorded. Artifacts found include: glazed tiles, pottery and copper nails. Ge Zhiyong, a researcher with the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Institute of Archaeology, date the artifacts to the mid-Liao Dynasty. The dynasty was the first of many dynasties of nomadic origin to merge its nomadic structure and culture with the Chinese style of government.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://zqb.cyol.com/content/2009-08/05/content_2789721.htm
  2. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  3. ^ 中国地面国际交换站气候标准值月值数据集(1971-2000年). China Meteorological Administration. Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2010-05-25.
  4. ^ https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ancient-china-1000-year-old-royal-palace-discovered/ar-AAuA2zC?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout Retrieved, January 12, 2018.