Huoshan County

Huoshan (Chinese: 霍山; pinyin: Huòshān) is a county of western Anhui province, People's Republic of China, and is under the jurisdiction of Lu'an City. It has a population of 370,000 and an area of 2,042 square kilometres (788 sq mi). The government of Huoshan County is located in Hengshan Town.

Huoshan

霍山县

Hwoshan
Foziling Dam of Huoshan County
Foziling Dam of Huoshan County
Coordinates: 31°16′N 116°16′E / 31.267°N 116.267°E / 31.267; 116.267Coordinates: 31°16′N 116°16′E / 31.267°N 116.267°E / 31.267; 116.267
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
PrefectureLu'an
Area
 • Total2,043 km2 (789 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
370,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
362595
Area code(s)0564
Websitehuoshan.gov.cn

Huoshan County has jurisdiction over nine towns and sixteen townships.

The county has a long history with over 2000 years, and the name "Huoshan" was first used during the Sui Dynasty.

Geography and climateEdit

Huoshan County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa), cool, sometimes cold, winters, and hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 2.6 °C (36.7 °F) in January to 27.7 °C (81.9 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 15.58 °C (60.0 °F). A majority of the annual precipitation occurs from May to August. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 34% in March to 47% in August, the county receives 1,844 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Huoshan County (1981−2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 23.5
(74.3)
28.8
(83.8)
34.9
(94.8)
35.8
(96.4)
38.4
(101.1)
39.0
(102.2)
41.6
(106.9)
43.3
(109.9)
40.1
(104.2)
35.7
(96.3)
31.2
(88.2)
25.9
(78.6)
43.3
(109.9)
Average high °C (°F) 7.8
(46.0)
10.2
(50.4)
15.1
(59.2)
22.0
(71.6)
27.0
(80.6)
29.7
(85.5)
32.7
(90.9)
31.5
(88.7)
27.3
(81.1)
22.4
(72.3)
16.6
(61.9)
10.7
(51.3)
21.1
(70.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
5.0
(41.0)
9.6
(49.3)
16.2
(61.2)
21.3
(70.3)
24.7
(76.5)
27.7
(81.9)
26.6
(79.9)
22.1
(71.8)
16.4
(61.5)
10.1
(50.2)
4.6
(40.3)
15.6
(60.0)
Average low °C (°F) −1.0
(30.2)
1.2
(34.2)
5.3
(41.5)
11.4
(52.5)
16.5
(61.7)
20.6
(69.1)
23.9
(75.0)
23.1
(73.6)
18.4
(65.1)
12.3
(54.1)
5.7
(42.3)
0.5
(32.9)
11.5
(52.7)
Record low °C (°F) −17.4
(0.7)
−14.2
(6.4)
−7.8
(18.0)
−1.3
(29.7)
4.7
(40.5)
10.9
(51.6)
15.5
(59.9)
15.1
(59.2)
8.0
(46.4)
−1.1
(30.0)
−6.1
(21.0)
−14.9
(5.2)
−17.4
(0.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 56.3
(2.22)
69.8
(2.75)
100.3
(3.95)
109.1
(4.30)
125.1
(4.93)
190.1
(7.48)
218.3
(8.59)
211.3
(8.32)
122.5
(4.82)
80.1
(3.15)
70.6
(2.78)
37.9
(1.49)
1,391.4
(54.78)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 9.4 10.3 14.3 12.3 13.3 12.8 14.1 13.8 12.4 10.8 8.9 7.3 139.7
Average relative humidity (%) 80 79 77 75 76 80 82 85 84 82 80 78 80
Mean monthly sunshine hours 120.9 113.5 123.9 158.2 177.9 169.7 194.1 191.4 148.8 155.8 146.8 142.7 1,843.7
Percent possible sunshine 38 37 34 41 42 40 45 47 40 44 46 46 42
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[1][2]

Administrative divisionsEdit

In the present, Huoshan County has 12 towns and 4 townships.[3]

12 Towns
4 Townships

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "六安市-行政区划王 http://www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24. External link in |title= (help)

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