Sansui County

Sansui County (simplified Chinese: 三穗; traditional Chinese: 三穗; pinyin: Sānsuì Xiàn) is a county in eastern Guizhou province, China, bordering Hunan province to the east. It is under the administration of the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture and is one of the province's eastern gateways.

Sansui County

Sansui is located in Guizhou
Location of the seat in Guizhou
Sansui is located in Southwest China
Sansui (Southwest China)
Coordinates (Sansui government): 26°57′11″N 108°40′31″E / 26.9530°N 108.6753°E / 26.9530; 108.6753Coordinates: 26°57′11″N 108°40′31″E / 26.9530°N 108.6753°E / 26.9530; 108.6753
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous prefectureQiandongnan
 • Total1,035.8 km2 (399.9 sq mi)
 • Total155,671
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0855

Geography and climateEdit

Map including Sansui (labeled as SAN-SUI (CHIUNG-SHUI) 三穗 (邛水)) (AMS, 1954)

Sansui County is located in the east of Guizhou and the northeast of Qiandongnan Prefecture 247 kilometres (153 mi) away from the provincial capital of Guiyang and 87 kilometres (54 mi) away from the prefecture seat of Kaili. It ranges in latitude from 26° 47' to 27° 04' N and in longitude from 108° 32' to 109° 04' E, spanning a total area of 1,035.8 square kilometres (399.9 sq mi). Bordering counties are Xinhuang (Hunan) to the northeast, Tianzhu and Jianhe to the southeast and southwest, and Zhenyuan to the north. The county is part of the Yuan River watershed, and there is a total of 776 kilometres (482 mi) of rivers within its borders.

Sansui has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa), with chilly, damp winters, and hot, humid summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from 3.8 °C (38.8 °F) in January to 25.3 °C (77.5 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.13 °C (59.23 °F). More than half of the annual rainfall occurs from May to August, while the annual frost-free period typically lasts 290 to 300 days.