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Shanhaiguan District (simplified Chinese: 山海关区; traditional Chinese: 山海關區; pinyin: Shānhǎiguān Qū), formerly Shan-hai-kwan or Shan-hai-kuan, is a district of the city of Qinhuangdao, Hebei Province, China, named after the pass of the Great Wall within the district, Shanhai Pass. It is located 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) east of the city centre.

Shanhaiguan

山海关区

Shanhaikwan
Shanhaiguan is the area marked "2" on this map
Shanhaiguan is the area marked "2" on this map
Shanhaiguan is located in Hebei
Shanhaiguan
Shanhaiguan
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 39°58′44″N 119°46′32″E / 39.97889°N 119.77556°E / 39.97889; 119.77556Coordinates: 39°58′44″N 119°46′32″E / 39.97889°N 119.77556°E / 39.97889; 119.77556
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityQinhuangdao
SeatNanguan Subdistrict
Area
 • Total192 km2 (74 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2003)
 • Total140,000
 • Density730/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
066200
Area code(s)0335
WebsiteShanhaiguan.gov.cn

Administrative divisionsEdit

 
Shanhaiguan (labelled as LIN-YÜ (SHANHAIKWAN) 臨榆 (山海関)) (1951)
 
Shanhaiguan station

There are five subdistricts, three towns, and one township, Bohai Township (渤海乡), in the district.[1]

SubdistrictsEdit

TownsEdit

ClimateEdit

The climate is hot-summer humid continental with a monsoon pattern (Dwa:).

Climate data for Shanhaiguan, China
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 1.6
(34.9)
4.0
(39.2)
11.3
(52.3)
19.8
(67.6)
26.3
(79.3)
30.0
(86.0)
30.7
(87.3)
30.0
(86.0)
26.0
(78.8)
19.6
(67.3)
10.6
(51.1)
3.5
(38.3)
17.8
(64.0)
Average low °C (°F) −7.7
(18.1)
−5.5
(22.1)
1.0
(33.8)
8.5
(47.3)
14.8
(58.6)
19.6
(67.3)
22.7
(72.9)
22.1
(71.8)
16.6
(61.9)
9.6
(49.3)
1.5
(34.7)
−5.1
(22.8)
8.2
(46.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3
(0.1)
6
(0.2)
9
(0.4)
24
(0.9)
34
(1.3)
68
(2.7)
185
(7.3)
155
(6.1)
42
(1.7)
21
(0.8)
10
(0.4)
4
(0.2)
561
(22.1)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1) 2 3 3 5 6 8 13 11 6 5 4 2 68
Source: Hong Kong Observatory (1961-1990)[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 山海关区行政区划 (in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Climatological Information (Reference) for Shanhaiguan, China". Hong Kong Observatory. Retrieved July 4, 2011.

External linksEdit