Qu County or Quxian (simplified Chinese: 渠县; traditional Chinese: 渠縣; pinyin: Qú Xiàn) is a county in the northeast of Sichuan Province, China. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Dazhou.

Qu County
渠县
Location of Qu within Sichuan (China).png
Coordinates: 30°50′13″N 106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973Coordinates: 30°50′13″N 106°58′23″E / 30.837°N 106.973°E / 30.837; 106.973
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Prefecture-level cityDazhou
Area
 • Total2,013 km2 (777 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)[citation needed]
 • Total1,330,000
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
635200

HistoryEdit

Formerly known as Dangqu (宕渠), the county is best known for historic monuments. Namely, a partially preserved mausoleum complex, featuring gate towers, or que, belonging to the Shen () family, which dates back to the Han Dynasty.[1][2]

From 2014 to 2018, the Han dynasty site of Chengba (城坝遗址) near Tuxi in Qu county was excavated. A number of eave tiles with Chinese characters "dangqu" (宕渠) have been found, leading archaeologists to believe that this was the site of the Han dynasty city of Dangqu.[3]

ClimateEdit

Qu County has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa).

Climate data for Quxian (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
22.6
(72.7)
31.0
(87.8)
37.0
(98.6)
37.3
(99.1)
37.6
(99.7)
39.6
(103.3)
42.7
(108.9)
42.5
(108.5)
35.9
(96.6)
25.7
(78.3)
18.6
(65.5)
42.7
(108.9)
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
12.2
(54.0)
17.0
(62.6)
22.5
(72.5)
26.8
(80.2)
29.0
(84.2)
32.1
(89.8)
32.4
(90.3)
27.5
(81.5)
21.4
(70.5)
16.4
(61.5)
10.5
(50.9)
21.4
(70.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.7
(47.7)
12.6
(54.7)
17.6
(63.7)
22.0
(71.6)
24.7
(76.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
23.3
(73.9)
17.9
(64.2)
13.1
(55.6)
7.9
(46.2)
17.4
(63.4)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
6.2
(43.2)
9.4
(48.9)
14.0
(57.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.4
(70.5)
23.9
(75.0)
23.6
(74.5)
20.3
(68.5)
15.5
(59.9)
10.8
(51.4)
6.0
(42.8)
14.5
(58.1)
Record low °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.5
(32.9)
4.0
(39.2)
9.5
(49.1)
14.1
(57.4)
18.3
(64.9)
17.3
(63.1)
12.8
(55.0)
4.1
(39.4)
0.7
(33.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.54)
17.5
(0.69)
38.8
(1.53)
83.6
(3.29)
155.4
(6.12)
164.7
(6.48)
192.6
(7.58)
161.5
(6.36)
136.4
(5.37)
94.5
(3.72)
44.3
(1.74)
19.8
(0.78)
1,122.7
(44.2)
Average relative humidity (%) 87 83 80 80 79 83 82 80 83 87 87 89 83
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Victor Segalen, "Chine. La grande statuaire", and "Les origines de la statuaire en Chine", p. 46 sq
  2. ^ 沈府君阙
  3. ^ "Significant achievements from archaeological excavation of Chengba site in Sichuan Province". Chinese Archaeology. 2 January 2019. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  4. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.