Kang County

Kang County
康县
Kangxian is located in Gansu
Kangxian
Kangxian
Location of the seat in Gansu
Coordinates: 33°19′44″N 105°36′32″E / 33.329°N 105.609°E / 33.329; 105.609Coordinates: 33°19′44″N 105°36′32″E / 33.329°N 105.609°E / 33.329; 105.609
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityLongnan
Area
 • Total2,958.46 km2 (1,142.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
170,717
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
746500
Websitewww.gskx.gov.cn

Kang County or Kangxian (simplified Chinese: 康县; traditional Chinese: 康縣; pinyin: Kāng Xiàn) is a county in the southeast of Gansu province, China. It is under the administration of Longnan City. The county was formed in 1928 as Wudu County, but renamed to Kang County the next year, named after the northern Zhou Dynasty place Kangzhou.[1]

Administrative divisions

As of 2019, the county was subdivided in 18 towns and 3 townships.[2]

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Pingluo (平洛镇)
  • Dabao (大堡镇)
  • Anmenkou (岸门口镇)
  • Lianghe (两河镇)
  • Changba (长坝镇)
  • Yuntai (云台镇)
  • Yangba (阳坝镇)

-Towns are upgraded from Township.

  • Wangba (王坝镇)
  • Douba (豆坝镇)
  • Wangguan (望关镇)
  • Sitai (寺台镇)
  • Baiyang (白杨镇)
  • Tongqian (铜钱镇)
  • Sanheba (三河坝镇)
  • Nianba (碾坝镇)
  • Dananyu (大南峪镇)
  • Zhoujiaba (周家坝镇) - it is renamed from Douping (豆坪乡).
Townships
  • Miba Township(迷坝乡)
  • Dianzi Township(店子乡)
  • Taishi Township(太石乡)

Demographics

The county is majority Han, with Hui, Manchu, Zhuang, Tibetan, Mongolian, Yao, and Uygur minority groups. The total population is 203,400 people.[3]

Year Population Urban Rural
1999 199,570
2011 202,400 18,800 183,600
203,400

Climate

Climate data for Kangxian (1981−2010)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
19.1
(66.4)
27.0
(80.6)
30.8
(87.4)
32.5
(90.5)
35.0
(95.0)
34.9
(94.8)
35.5
(95.9)
32.5
(90.5)
26.4
(79.5)
20.5
(68.9)
17.0
(62.6)
35.5
(95.9)
Average high °C (°F) 4.8
(40.6)
6.9
(44.4)
11.7
(53.1)
18.0
(64.4)
22.5
(72.5)
25.3
(77.5)
27.1
(80.8)
26.1
(79.0)
21.1
(70.0)
16.0
(60.8)
11.3
(52.3)
6.3
(43.3)
16.4
(61.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
2.2
(36.0)
6.4
(43.5)
11.9
(53.4)
16.1
(61.0)
19.3
(66.7)
21.4
(70.5)
20.6
(69.1)
16.3
(61.3)
11.3
(52.3)
6.0
(42.8)
1.0
(33.8)
11.0
(51.8)
Average low °C (°F) −3.9
(25.0)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.2
(36.0)
6.9
(44.4)
10.9
(51.6)
14.4
(57.9)
17.0
(62.6)
16.6
(61.9)
13.0
(55.4)
8.3
(46.9)
2.2
(36.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
7.0
(44.5)
Record low °C (°F) −14.6
(5.7)
−11.8
(10.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
−2.8
(27.0)
1.2
(34.2)
6.4
(43.5)
10.3
(50.5)
8.7
(47.7)
3.5
(38.3)
−4.0
(24.8)
−8.0
(17.6)
−16.7
(1.9)
−16.7
(1.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 8.3
(0.33)
11.9
(0.47)
26.6
(1.05)
50.7
(2.00)
84.9
(3.34)
88.2
(3.47)
142.6
(5.61)
126.1
(4.96)
128.1
(5.04)
59.3
(2.33)
17.7
(0.70)
6.4
(0.25)
750.8
(29.55)
Average relative humidity (%) 71 71 71 70 73 77 80 82 85 84 77 72 76
Source: China Meteorological Data Service Center[4]

Economy

The economy of Kangxian is mainly based around agriculture. Crops of major importance are wheat, corn, potatoes, soybeans, and white beans. The county is also a major producer of edible mushrooms such as black wood ear,[5] it also produces a domestically popular Longshen green tea,[6] walnuts, mulberry and silkworm cocoons.[7] In recent years, eco-tourism has become of some importance.[8]

See also

References

"康县概况". Archived from the original on 26 August 2011.

  1. ^ "历史沿革". Archived from the original on 6 November 2012.
  2. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2019-12-27.
  3. ^ "康县人民政府".
  4. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Simplified Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 24 November 2022.
  5. ^ "黑木耳--康县-新华网甘肃频道". www.gs.xinhuanet.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-27.
  6. ^ "甘肃茶叶生产情况汇报".
  7. ^ "经济社会". Archived from the original on 6 November 2012.
  8. ^ "绿色吸引力 脱贫新动力——甘肃康县生态旅游助脱贫-新华网". Archived from the original on October 22, 2019.


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