Shımbay

Shimbay
Шымбай, Shımbay
City
Shimbay
Shimbay is located in Uzbekistan
Shimbay
Shimbay
Location in Uzbekistan
Coordinates: 42°56′N 59°47′E / 42.933°N 59.783°E / 42.933; 59.783
Country Uzbekistan
Autonomous RepublicKarakalpakstan
DistrictShimbay District
Elevation
64 m (210 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total50,400
Time zoneUTC+5 (UZT)
Area code(+998) 6144

Shimbay (Karakalpak: Шымбай, Shımbay), also known as Chimbay (Russian: Чимбaй, romanizedChimbay) is a city and seat of Shimbay district in Karakalpakstan.[1] Its population is 50,400 (2016).[2]

One of the ancient yurt workshops of Karakalpakstan is located in Shimbay, near the old Russian house. The yurt masters make Karakalpak yurts and have their own unique technique, which is passed through generations to generations of the yurt-craftsmen.

Climate

Shimbay has a cold desert climate (Köppen climate classification BWk), with cold winters and hot summers. Rainfall is generally light and erratic, and occurs mainly in the winter and autumn months.

Climate data for Shimbay (1991–2020, extremes 1937–present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 17.0
(62.6)
27.7
(81.9)
33.1
(91.6)
38.0
(100.4)
43.5
(110.3)
43.3
(109.9)
46.5
(115.7)
46.0
(114.8)
41.0
(105.8)
33.8
(92.8)
27.2
(81.0)
21.2
(70.2)
46.5
(115.7)
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 0.5
(32.9)
3.8
(38.8)
12.5
(54.5)
21.9
(71.4)
29.0
(84.2)
34.1
(93.4)
35.6
(96.1)
34.0
(93.2)
27.4
(81.3)
19.6
(67.3)
9.3
(48.7)
2.3
(36.1)
19.2
(66.5)
Daily mean °C (°F) −4.3
(24.3)
−2.1
(28.2)
5.6
(42.1)
14.5
(58.1)
21.6
(70.9)
26.7
(80.1)
28.2
(82.8)
25.9
(78.6)
18.9
(66.0)
11.2
(52.2)
3.0
(37.4)
−2.6
(27.3)
12.2
(54.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) −8.3
(17.1)
−6.9
(19.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
7.7
(45.9)
14.2
(57.6)
18.9
(66.0)
20.6
(69.1)
18.3
(64.9)
11.4
(52.5)
3.9
(39.0)
−2.3
(27.9)
−6.7
(19.9)
5.9
(42.6)
Record low °C (°F) −33.7
(−28.7)
−29.6
(−21.3)
−22.6
(−8.7)
−10.4
(13.3)
−0.5
(31.1)
5.9
(42.6)
8.4
(47.1)
6.8
(44.2)
−3.6
(25.5)
−13.2
(8.2)
−25.5
(−13.9)
−29.7
(−21.5)
−33.7
(−28.7)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 11
(0.4)
12
(0.5)
19
(0.7)
19
(0.7)
21
(0.8)
7
(0.3)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
8
(0.3)
15
(0.6)
10
(0.4)
133
(5.1)
Average extreme snow depth cm (inches) 2
(0.8)
2
(0.8)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
2
(0.8)
Average rainy days 2 2 4 4 4 2 1 1 2 3 4 3 32
Average snowy days 5 3 2 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0.2 1 4 16
Average relative humidity (%) 75 71 63 52 48 44 44 47 50 57 68 73 58
Mean monthly sunshine hours 104.9 136.6 194.8 243.2 323.1 364.8 384.4 363.2 290.6 234.9 147.4 106.5 2,894.4
Source 1: Pogoda.ru.net[3]
Source 2: NOAA[4]

Transportation

The road south out of Shimbay connects to Xaliqabat and Nukus. Another road leads northeast to Qaraózek and Taxtakópir.

References

  1. ^ "Classification system of territorial units of the Republic of Uzbekistan" (in Uzbek and Russian). The State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan on statistics. July 2020.
  2. ^ Soliyev, A.S. Shaharlar geografiyasi [Geography of cities] (PDF) (in Uzbek). p. 143.
  3. ^ "Weather and Climate-The Climate of Chimboy" (in Russian). Weather and Climate (Погода и климат). Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  4. ^ "Cimbaj (Chimboy) Climate Normals 1991–2020". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved 3 December 2023.


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