Gêrzê County

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Gêrzê County

改则县སྒེར་རྩེ་རྫོང་།
Location of Gêrzê County (red) within Ngari Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet A.R.
Location of Gêrzê County (red) within Ngari Prefecture (yellow) and the Tibet A.R.
Gêrzê is located in Tibet
Gêrzê
Gêrzê
Location of the seat in the Tibet A.R.
Coordinates: 33°45′53″N 84°07′22″E / 33.76472°N 84.12278°E / 33.76472; 84.12278
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionTibet
PrefectureNgari
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Gêrzê County (Tibetan: སྒེར་རྩེ་རྫོང་།, Wylie: sger rtse rdzong, ZYPY: Gêrzê Zong; simplified Chinese: 改则县; traditional Chinese: 改則縣; pinyin: Gǎizé Xiàn) is a county located in the northwest of the Tibet Autonomous Region, bordering Xinjiang to the north. Under the administration of Ngari Prefecture, it has a total area of 135,600 km2 (52,400 sq mi).

Climate[edit]

Gêrzê County has a cold semi-arid climate (Köppen climate classification: BSk), with strong dry-winter subarctic climate tendencies (Köppen climate classification: Dwc).

Climate data for Gêrzê
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(27)
−1
(30)
3
(37)
7
(45)
13
(55)
18
(64)
20
(68)
18
(64)
15
(59)
8
(46)
2
(36)
−2
(28)
8
(47)
Average low °C (°F) −22
(−8)
−19
(−2)
−14
(7)
−10
(14)
−4
(25)
2
(36)
5
(41)
5
(41)
2
(36)
−9
(16)
−16
(3)
−21
(−6)
−8
(17)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.04)
1.1
(0.04)
0.5
(0.02)
2.0
(0.08)
6.9
(0.27)
16.4
(0.65)
49.1
(1.93)
63.3
(2.49)
24.8
(0.98)
5.3
(0.21)
0.3
(0.01)
0.4
(0.02)
171.1
(6.74)
Source: http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Gerze-weather-averages/Xizang/CN.aspx

Coordinates: 33°45′53″N 84°07′22″E / 33.76472°N 84.12278°E / 33.76472; 84.12278