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Qu County

Qu County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Chinese 渠县
 • Pinyin Qú Xiàn
Qu County is located in China
Qu County
Qu County
Location of the county
Coordinates: 30°50′N 106°50′E / 30.833°N 106.833°E / 30.833; 106.833
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture-level city Dazhou
Area
 • Total 2,013 km2 (777 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 1,330,000
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 635200

Qu County or Quxian (Chinese: 渠县; pinyin: Qú Xiàn) is a county of Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Dazhou city.Quxian County is located in the southwest of Dazhou City, and Guang'an, Nanchong and Bazhong in the early Neolithic period linked mountains and rivers, and the land will have a human activity. The Shang Dynasty established the capital in Cong people now Tu Xi Zhen Cheng Ba Cun, in 314 BC in Quxian County had set down, build county, state governance, the long history of Northeast Sichuan political economic and cultural center. The people of Quxian County to create the "song", "bamboo" its color, pavilion, playing gongs, garden song, bamboo and other folk culture has unique artistic charm. Six existing seven statues for national heritage, which ranked first in the country, the Chinese city of brick, dam sites of Han wells, Southern Song Dynasty City, Qing Dynasty etiquette majestic Confucious'temple architecture, Cong people Valley natural scenery is very attractive. From ancient to modern times has attracted countless men of literature and writing to tourism, has bred the pre Qin early writers Juan crest and general Feng Gun, Shu Zhen Bei Han cavalry general Wang Ping, Dacheng extraordinary a large number of emperor Li Xiong of Song Dynasty, the scholars of Taiwan in the Qing Dynasty, Li zinc guard Lieutenant Wang Wan bang, prolific author of Hanlin Jia Bingzhong historical figures. The river runs through the county from north to south, by way of Comrade Deng Xiaoping's hometown - Guang'an, into the Jialing River; Xiangfan Chongqing railway and the railway reached sanhuizhen in the opposite direction, connected to the national railway artery; the country, province, county and township roads extending in all directions; the water arranged in a crisscross pattern, perfect land constitutes a convenient transportation network. Program-controlled telephone 84000, mobile users, more than 3.4 households, more than more than 220 thousand households, telecommunications fiber optic loop transmission network has been opened throughout the county, the rapid transmission of information. Quxian County rich mineral resources Igawa Higashino first. Limestone, dolomite, quartz stone, bentonite for quality of building materials, including limestone calcium carbonate content was 96 percent, is one of the three calcium rich mining area. Rock salt, potassium salt, gypsum, siderite, coal and water resources reserves are rich, good quality, industrial development has a unique basis. The Huayingshan power plant 2 * 300 thousand kilowatts renovation project is completed, will become one of the largest Sichuan seven power and east of Sichuan coal base. Quxian County is one of the major agricultural counties in Sichuan province. With more than 90 branches of biological resources, is a national commodity grain, lean pigs, high lean rate commodity pig base county and province citrus, yellow and bamboo industry base county. In particular, the best quality of yellow flowers, ranking the country's top agricultural products. Quxian County will be the unique regional advantage, economic development of the favorable conditions and warmly quality service, meet guests from all over the world, seek common development in Quxian County, Quxian County to create brilliant.

History

Formerly known as Dangqu (宕渠), the county is best known for historic monuments. Namely, a partially preserved mausoleum complex, featuring gate towers, or que, belonging to the Shen (沈) family, which date back to the Han Dynasty.[1][2]

Climate

Climate data for Quxian (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 19.8
(67.6)
22.6
(72.7)
31.0
(87.8)
37.0
(98.6)
37.3
(99.1)
37.6
(99.7)
39.6
(103.3)
42.7
(108.9)
42.5
(108.5)
35.9
(96.6)
25.7
(78.3)
18.6
(65.5)
42.7
(108.9)
Average high °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
12.2
(54)
17.0
(62.6)
22.5
(72.5)
26.8
(80.2)
29.0
(84.2)
32.1
(89.8)
32.4
(90.3)
27.5
(81.5)
21.4
(70.5)
16.4
(61.5)
10.5
(50.9)
21.44
(70.59)
Daily mean °C (°F) 6.6
(43.9)
8.7
(47.7)
12.6
(54.7)
17.6
(63.7)
22.0
(71.6)
24.7
(76.5)
27.4
(81.3)
27.3
(81.1)
23.3
(73.9)
17.9
(64.2)
13.1
(55.6)
7.9
(46.2)
17.43
(63.37)
Average low °C (°F) 4.4
(39.9)
6.2
(43.2)
9.4
(48.9)
14.0
(57.2)
18.3
(64.9)
21.4
(70.5)
23.9
(75)
23.6
(74.5)
20.3
(68.5)
15.5
(59.9)
10.8
(51.4)
6.0
(42.8)
14.48
(58.06)
Record low °C (°F) −2.4
(27.7)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.5
(32.9)
4.0
(39.2)
9.5
(49.1)
14.1
(57.4)
18.3
(64.9)
17.3
(63.1)
12.8
(55)
4.1
(39.4)
0.7
(33.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 13.6
(0.535)
17.5
(0.689)
38.8
(1.528)
83.6
(3.291)
155.4
(6.118)
164.7
(6.484)
192.6
(7.583)
161.5
(6.358)
136.4
(5.37)
94.5
(3.72)
44.3
(1.744)
19.8
(0.78)
1,122.7
(44.2)
Average relative humidity (%) 87 83 80 80 79 83 82 80 83 87 87 89 83.3
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

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