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Sunwu County (simplified Chinese: 孙吴县; traditional Chinese: 孫吳縣; pinyin: Sūnwú Xiàn) is a county under the administration of Heihe City in the north of Heilongjiang province, China, situated on the bank of Amur River, which demarcates the Sino-Russian border. The length of border line within Sunwu county is 36 km (22 mi).

Sunwu County

孙吴县
Sunwu is located in Heilongjiang
Sunwu
Sunwu
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 49°26′N 127°20′E / 49.433°N 127.333°E / 49.433; 127.333Coordinates: 49°26′N 127°20′E / 49.433°N 127.333°E / 49.433; 127.333
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHeilongjiang
Prefecture-level cityHeihe
Township-level divisions1 subdistrict
2 towns
9 townships
County seatSunwuchengqu Subdistrict (孙吴城区街道)
Area
 • Total4,448 km2 (1,717 sq mi)
Elevation
226 m (741 ft)
Population
 (2005)
 • Total104,717
 • Density24/km2 (61/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
164200
Area code(s)0456

Sunwu County is surrounded by Lesser Khingan Mountains, and its forest coverage is 45%. The urbanization level is 40%.[citation needed]

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Geography and climateEdit

Sunwu County has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb) with very warm, humid summers and severely cold, extremely dry winters. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −24.5 °C (−12.1 °F) in January to 19.9 °C (67.8 °F), and although temperatures consistently average above 10 °C (50 °F) from May to September, the annual mean, at −0.59 °C (30.9 °F), is low enough to form sporadic permafrost on sheltered sites, which is unusual for areas with this climatic classification. More than 70% of the annual precipitation occurs from June to September. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 52% in July to 73% in February, the area receives 2,576 hours of bright sunshine annually.

Climate data for Sunwu County (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −15.8
(3.6)
−9.9
(14.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
10.0
(50.0)
18.6
(65.5)
24.1
(75.4)
26.1
(79.0)
24.0
(75.2)
18.2
(64.8)
8.4
(47.1)
−4.7
(23.5)
−14.2
(6.4)
7.0
(44.5)
Average low °C (°F) −31.1
(−24.0)
−27.5
(−17.5)
−17.6
(0.3)
−4.2
(24.4)
2.6
(36.7)
9.3
(48.7)
13.5
(56.3)
11.5
(52.7)
3.7
(38.7)
−5.4
(22.3)
−18.2
(−0.8)
−27.9
(−18.2)
−7.6
(18.3)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4.8
(0.19)
3.2
(0.13)
6.8
(0.27)
24.4
(0.96)
42.5
(1.67)
86.3
(3.40)
145.1
(5.71)
114.2
(4.50)
69.3
(2.73)
25.2
(0.99)
9.7
(0.38)
6.4
(0.25)
537.9
(21.18)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 7.3 4.5 5.3 8.4 11.0 13.9 15.4 14.3 12.5 7.9 7.1 7.8 115.4
Average relative humidity (%) 74 70 64 57 57 73 81 83 76 64 70 75 70
Mean monthly sunshine hours 170.3 206.3 246.2 223.1 258.3 263.3 252.9 238.4 210.9 194.8 163.8 147.6 2,575.9
Percent possible sunshine 64 73 67 54 55 55 52 54 56 58 60 58 58
Source: China Meteorological Administration

Administrative divisionsEdit

There is one subdistrict, two towns and nine townships in the county:[1]

The only subdistrict is Sunwuchengqu Subdistrict (孙吴城区街道)

Towns:

Townships:

TransportEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:孙吴县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-02-16.

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