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Changling County

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Province  Jilin
Seat  Changling Town (长岭镇)
Time zone  China Standard (UTC+8)
Prefecture-level city  Songyuan
Elevation  191 m (627 ft)
Changling County
Country  People's Republic of China

Changling County (simplified Chinese: 长岭县; traditional Chinese: 長嶺縣; pinyin: Chánglǐng Xiàn) is a county of northwestern Jilin province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the west. It is under the administration of Songyuan City, with a population of 640,000 residing in an area of 5,787 km2 (2,234 sq mi).

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Administrative divisions

The county administers 12 towns and 10 townships.

Geography and climate

Changling is in the southwest part of Songyuan City and borders Nong'an County to the east, Gongzhuling and Shuangliao to the south, Horqin Left Middle Banner of Inner Mongolia to the west, and Tongyu County, Qian'an County, and Qian Gorlos County to the north.

Changling has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa) characterised by hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon, and long, very cold and dry winters, due to the Siberian anticyclone. A majority of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August. The monthly 24-hour average temperatures ranges from −15.5 °C (4.1 °F) in January to 23.5 °C (74.3 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 5.55 °C (42.0 °F). The frost-free period lasts 140 days.

References

Changling County Wikipedia


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