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Tongjiang County

Tongjiang County
通江县
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified 通江
 • Pinyin Tōngjiāngxiàn
Location of Tongjiang County within Sichuan province of China
Location of Tongjiang County (pink) and Bazhong Prefecture (yellow) within Sichuan province of China
Coordinates (Tongjiang County): 31°54′40″N 107°14′38″E / 31.911°N 107.244°E / 31.911; 107.244
Country China
Province Sichuan
Prefecture Bazhong
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website [www.tjxzf.gov.cn]

Tongjiang County (Chinese: 通江县; pinyin: Tōngjiāng Xiàn) is a county in northeastern Sichuan Province, China. It is under the administration of Bazhong prefecture, with an area of 4125 km², and a population of approximately 730,000.

Geography

Tongjiang is located south of the eastern section of the Micang Mountain ranges. The area has features geographical features known as Karst topography. Tongjiang has resources of natural gas, marble, dolomite, gypsum and uranium.

Climate

Climate data for Tongjiang (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 20.2
(68.4)
23.9
(75)
31.0
(87.8)
34.6
(94.3)
37.7
(99.9)
37.8
(100)
38.9
(102)
40.2
(104.4)
38.4
(101.1)
33.6
(92.5)
27.1
(80.8)
19.5
(67.1)
40.2
(104.4)
Average high °C (°F) 9.8
(49.6)
12.3
(54.1)
16.9
(62.4)
22.5
(72.5)
26.9
(80.4)
29.4
(84.9)
31.8
(89.2)
32.0
(89.6)
27.1
(80.8)
21.6
(70.9)
16.5
(61.7)
10.7
(51.3)
21.46
(70.62)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.7
(42.3)
8.0
(46.4)
11.8
(53.2)
16.9
(62.4)
21.3
(70.3)
24.3
(75.7)
26.7
(80.1)
26.5
(79.7)
22.2
(72)
17.1
(62.8)
12.0
(53.6)
6.9
(44.4)
16.62
(61.91)
Average low °C (°F) 3.0
(37.4)
4.9
(40.8)
8.2
(46.8)
12.8
(55)
17.2
(63)
20.6
(69.1)
23.2
(73.8)
22.7
(72.9)
19.1
(66.4)
14.3
(57.7)
9.2
(48.6)
4.3
(39.7)
13.29
(55.93)
Record low °C (°F) −3.8
(25.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−1.8
(28.8)
3.8
(38.8)
8.7
(47.7)
14.5
(58.1)
16.0
(60.8)
16.1
(61)
12.1
(53.8)
0.9
(33.6)
0.3
(32.5)
−4.7
(23.5)
−4.7
(23.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 6.6
(0.26)
14.9
(0.587)
31.0
(1.22)
70.0
(2.756)
134.8
(5.307)
178.1
(7.012)
285.3
(11.232)
171.1
(6.736)
166.3
(6.547)
86.3
(3.398)
39.1
(1.539)
10.3
(0.406)
1,193.8
(47)
Average relative humidity (%) 76 73 71 74 74 78 80 78 81 82 80 79 77.2
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center

Transportation

Provincial Highways 201 and 302 are main roads through Tongjiang County.

Economy

History and Tourism

The Sichuan-Shaanxi border area of Tongjiang was the headquarters location for the formation of the Fourth Red Army, which became part of the People's Liberation Army. A cliff with a carved slogan "赤化全川", which translates roughly to "Communization All of Sichuan" or "Redden All of Sichuan", is a well-known landmark in the area.

Tongjiang is also known for its local specialty of cooked Fungus, and is known colloquially as the “中国银耳之乡” or "Hometown of Chinese White Fungus", and is listed for national protection as the originating region of this product; much like Champagne is in France.

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