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Dêqên County

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Dêqên County
County
Tibetan transcription(s)
 • Tibetan script བདེ་ཆེན་རྫོང་
 • Wylie dge chen rdzong
 • Tibetan pinyin Dêqên Zong
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified Chinese 德钦县
 • Traditional Chinese 德欽縣
 • Pinyin Déqīn Xiàn
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Location of Dêqên County (pink) within Diqing Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Dêqên County (pink) within Diqing Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location in Yunnan

Coordinates: 28°12′N 98°59′E / 28.200°N 98.983°E / 28.200; 98.983{{#coordinates:28|12|N|98|59|E|type:city(62400)_region:CN-53|| | |name=

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Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Diqing
Area
 • Total 7,596 km2 (2,933 sq mi)
Elevation 3,300 m (10,800 ft)
Population
 • Total 62,400
 • Density 8.2/km2 (21/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 674500
Area code(s) 0887
Website deqin.gov.cn

Dêqên County (Template:Lang-bo), or Deqin County (Chinese: 德钦县), is under the administration of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, located in the northwest of Yunnan province, China.

Geography and climate

Dêqên occupies the northwest corner of Diqing Prefecture, and in latitude has a range of 27° 33'−29° 15' N and in longitude has a range of 98° 36'−99° 33' E, covering an area of Script error: No such module "convert".,[1] bordering the Tibet Autonomous Region to the northwest and Sichuan to the northeast. It is located in the central part of the Hengduan Mountains, and contains the valleys of the Salween, Mekong, and Jinsha Rivers.

Being located at an altitude of Script error: No such module "convert"., Dêqên lies in the transition between a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb) and humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), which is remarkable for its latitude. Although mean maximum temperatures, as in Lhasa and Shigatse, stay above freezing year-round, minima are below freezing from November to March, and temperatures average Script error: No such module "convert". in January, Script error: No such module "convert". in July, while the annual mean is Script error: No such module "convert".. The town is nonetheless a little warmer during the winter than Shangri-La County to the east despite being slightly higher in elevation, due to its more southerly aspect. Rainfall is concentrated between June and September, accounting for nearly 60% of the annual total of Script error: No such module "convert".; snowfall is rare but still causes major transport problems in the winter. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 29% in July to 62% in December, the county seat receives 1,989 hours of bright sunshine annually, with autumn and winter sunnier than spring and summer.

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Transportation

Deqin can be reached by many daily buses traveling North from Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Zhongdian - Deqin.

The route is a very scenic and most of it is a newly built highway apart from the Zhongdian to Deqin section which is a winding mountain road through the scenic North Yunnan/Tibetan mountains.

See also

  • Meili Xue Shan (Chinese translation: "Mainri snowy range") or Mainri Snow Mountains (Tibetan: སྨན་རི།).

External links

  1. ^ 德钦城市介绍 (in Chinese). Weather China. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 

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