Laoting County

Laoting County (simplified Chinese: 乐亭; traditional Chinese: 樂亭; pinyin: Làotíng Xiàn),[1][2] often mispronounced as Leting County in accordance with the alternative frequently used Mandarin pronunciation, is a county in the northeast of Hebei province, People's Republic of China, facing the Bohai Sea to the east and south. It is under the administration of Tangshan City.

Laoting County

乐亭县

Loting
Laoting is located in Hebei
Laoting
Laoting
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 39°26′N 118°55′E / 39.433°N 118.917°E / 39.433; 118.917Coordinates: 39°26′N 118°55′E / 39.433°N 118.917°E / 39.433; 118.917
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityTangshan
Township-level divisions1 subdistrict
11 towns
3 townships
County seatChengqu Subdistrict (城区街道)
Area
 • Total1,308 km2 (505 sq mi)
Elevation
12 m (38 ft)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total490,000
 • Density370/km2 (970/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
063600
Websitelaoting.gov.cn

Geography and climateEdit

Laoting has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with four distinct seasons and some maritime moderation during the summer. Winters are cold and very dry, with a January daily average temperature of −5.8 °C (21.6 °F), while summers are hot and humid, with a July daily average temperature of 24.9 °C (76.8 °F). The annual mean temperature is 10.59 °C (51.06 °F). With the monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 45% in July to 65% in October, the area receives 2,588 hours of bright sunshine per year. A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.

Climate data for Laoting County (1981−2010 normals, extremes 1956−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.7
(54.9)
19.0
(66.2)
25.5
(77.9)
30.5
(86.9)
34.5
(94.1)
37.9
(100.2)
38.7
(101.7)
36.0
(96.8)
34.6
(94.3)
29.5
(85.1)
22.2
(72.0)
13.6
(56.5)
38.7
(101.7)
Average high °C (°F) 0.7
(33.3)
4.1
(39.4)
10.1
(50.2)
18.2
(64.8)
23.8
(74.8)
27.7
(81.9)
29.4
(84.9)
29.2
(84.6)
25.7
(78.3)
18.9
(66.0)
9.7
(49.5)
2.7
(36.9)
16.7
(62.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−2.0
(28.4)
4.0
(39.2)
12.0
(53.6)
17.9
(64.2)
22.3
(72.1)
25.2
(77.4)
24.7
(76.5)
20.0
(68.0)
12.9
(55.2)
3.9
(39.0)
−2.5
(27.5)
11.1
(52.0)
Average low °C (°F) −9.7
(14.5)
−6.7
(19.9)
−0.8
(30.6)
6.7
(44.1)
12.7
(54.9)
17.7
(63.9)
21.6
(70.9)
20.8
(69.4)
15.1
(59.2)
7.8
(46.0)
−0.6
(30.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
6.5
(43.7)
Record low °C (°F) −23.7
(−10.7)
−21.7
(−7.1)
−20.2
(−4.4)
−4.5
(23.9)
2.0
(35.6)
8.0
(46.4)
13.2
(55.8)
8.9
(48.0)
2.1
(35.8)
−4.6
(23.7)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−20.6
(−5.1)
−23.7
(−10.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.4
(0.13)
4.7
(0.19)
10.8
(0.43)
23.0
(0.91)
51.6
(2.03)
75.0
(2.95)
172.5
(6.79)
137.5
(5.41)
51.8
(2.04)
29.4
(1.16)
9.3
(0.37)
4.5
(0.18)
573.5
(22.59)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 2.4 2.5 3.4 5.0 6.7 8.9 12.3 9.9 5.9 4.8 3.0 2.0 66.8
Average relative humidity (%) 57 57 57 56 62 71 81 81 73 67 63 60 65
Mean monthly sunshine hours 187.7 187.2 224.8 244.6 266.9 242.9 203.0 214.4 236.5 223.1 182.4 174.8 2,588.3
Percent possible sunshine 63 62 61 62 60 55 45 51 64 65 61 60 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration (precipitation days and sunshine 1971–2000)[3][4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

The county administers 1 subdistrict, 11 towns and 3 townships.[5]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 网站首页-乐亭县人民政府网 (in Chinese). Laoting County People's Government. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
  2. ^ 教育部重編國語辭典修訂本. ㄌㄠˋ{...}地名用字。如大陸地區河北省有樂亭
  3. ^ 中国气象数据网 - WeatherBk Data (in Chinese). China Meteorological Administration. Retrieved 2020-04-15.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:乐亭县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-20.[permanent dead link]

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