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Dunhua

Dunhua
敦化市 · 돈화시
County-level city
Dunhua in 2013
Dunhua in 2013
Dunhua is located in Jilin
Dunhua
Dunhua
Location in Jilin province
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
Prefecture Yanbian
Seat Minzhu Subdistrict
Area
 • Total 11,963 km2 (4,619 sq mi)
Elevation 505 m (1,657 ft)
Population
 • Total 480,000
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 133700
Area code(s) 0433
Dunhua
Chinese 敦化市
Chinese Korean name
Chosŏn'gŭl 돈화시
South Korean name
Hangul 둔화 시

Dunhua is a county-level city of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in southeastern Jilin province, People's Republic of China. It has more than 480,000 inhabitants (as of 2002) and was the capital of Balhae between 742−756, known at the time as "Junggyeong". During the Qing Dynasty it was called Áodōng (敖东) in Chinese and Odoli in Manchu.[1]

Geography and climate

Dunhua is situated amongst the Changbai Mountains, its administrative area spanning 42°42′−44°30′ N latitude and 127°28′−129°13′ E longitude, reaching a maximal north-south extent of 200 km (124 mi) and east-west width of 142 km (88 mi). Its total area of 11,957 km2 (4,617 sq mi) makes it, by area, the largest county-level city of the province.

Dunhua has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, very cold winters, and short, but warm, humid summers. Spring and autumn constitute very short transitions with some, but usually not heavy, rainfall. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −16.6 °C (2.1 °F) in January to 20.1 °C (68.2 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 3.28 °C (37.9 °F) and a total precipitation of 632 mm (24.9 in), more than 60% of which falls from June through August.

Climate data for Dunhua (1971−2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −9.5
(14.9)
−5.6
(21.9)
2.0
(35.6)
12.2
(54)
19.3
(66.7)
23.0
(73.4)
25.5
(77.9)
24.6
(76.3)
19.5
(67.1)
12.0
(53.6)
1.4
(34.5)
−6.6
(20.1)
9.8
(49.7)
Average low °C (°F) −22.8
(−9)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−10.7
(12.7)
−1.1
(30)
5.3
(41.5)
11.3
(52.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.5
(58.1)
6.6
(43.9)
−1.5
(29.3)
−10.2
(13.6)
−18.7
(−1.7)
−2.6
(27.4)
Precipitation mm (inches) 4.8
(0.189)
4.8
(0.189)
11.9
(0.469)
29.0
(1.142)
59.7
(2.35)
116.1
(4.571)
151.8
(5.976)
138.0
(5.433)
65.4
(2.575)
28.8
(1.134)
14.8
(0.583)
6.6
(0.26)
631.7
(24.871)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 5.3 5.6 7.3 10.1 12.6 16.2 16.2 15.4 11.2 8.5 8.0 6.6 123.0
Source: Weather China

Administrative divisions

Dunhua has four subdistricts, 11 towns, and 5 townships.[2]

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

Sister cities

References

  1. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/6787.htm
  2. ^ "延边朝鲜族自治州-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). xzqh.org. Retrieved 2011-04-28. 
  3. ^ ¢Æ Μ¿Àû±¸ ȨÆäàìáö¿¡ ¿À½Å °Í໠ȯ¿Μçõ´Ï´Ù ¢Æ

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