Otog Banner

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Otog Banner

鄂托克旗ᠣᠲᠣᠭᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ
Otog in Ordos City
Otog in Ordos City
Ordos City in Inner Mongolia
Ordos City in Inner Mongolia
Otog is located in Inner Mongolia
Otog
Otog
Location of the seat in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 39°05′23″N 107°58′34″E / 39.0897°N 107.9762°E / 39.0897; 107.9762Coordinates: 39°05′23″N 107°58′34″E / 39.0897°N 107.9762°E / 39.0897; 107.9762
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityOrdos
Area
 • Total20,064 km2 (7,747 sq mi)
Elevation
1,367 m (4,485 ft)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total90,000
 • Density4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Otog Banner (Mongolian: ᠣᠲᠣᠭ ᠬᠣᠰᠢᠭᠤ Otoɣ qosiɣu; Chinese: 鄂托克旗; pinyin: Ètuōkè Qí) is a banner of southwestern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Ordos City, and borders Otog Front Banner to the southwest and Uxin Banner to the southeast.

Geography and climate[edit]

Otog Banner is located in the southwest of Inner Mongolia and the west of Ordos City's administration, with a latitude range of 38° 18' to 40° 11' N and a longitude range of 106° 41' to 108° 54', spanning 209 kilometres (130 mi) north to south and 188 kilometres (117 mi) west to east. Its total area is 20,064 square kilometres (7,747 sq mi).

Otog Banner has a monsoon-influenced, continental cold desert climate (Köppen BWk), with long, cold and very dry winters, and hot, slightly wetter summers. The monthly daily average temperature ranges from −9.9 °C (14.2 °F) in January to 24.1 °C (75.4 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 8.08 °C (46.5 °F). Only during the summer months does significant rainfall occur, and there is an average of 146 millimetres (5.7 in) of precipitation annually. There are 3,000 hours of sunshine and 122 frost-free days per year.[1]

Climate data for Otog Banner (1971–2000)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 12.3
(54.1)
15.5
(59.9)
22.8
(73.0)
31.9
(89.4)
36.5
(97.7)
36.5
(97.7)
39.4
(102.9)
37.9
(100.2)
36.0
(96.8)
27.5
(81.5)
19.2
(66.6)
12.4
(54.3)
39.4
(102.9)
Average high °C (°F) −3.3
(26.1)
1.4
(34.5)
8.5
(47.3)
17.5
(63.5)
24.6
(76.3)
28.8
(83.8)
30.7
(87.3)
28.3
(82.9)
23.1
(73.6)
15.4
(59.7)
5.6
(42.1)
−1.4
(29.5)
14.9
(58.9)
Daily mean °C (°F) −9.9
(14.2)
−5.8
(21.6)
1.3
(34.3)
9.9
(49.8)
17.3
(63.1)
22.0
(71.6)
24.1
(75.4)
21.9
(71.4)
16.0
(60.8)
8.1
(46.6)
−0.6
(30.9)
−7.4
(18.7)
8.1
(46.6)
Average low °C (°F) −15.1
(4.8)
−11.6
(11.1)
−5
(23)
2.7
(36.9)
9.7
(49.5)
14.9
(58.8)
17.9
(64.2)
16.1
(61.0)
9.8
(49.6)
2.4
(36.3)
−5.4
(22.3)
−12.1
(10.2)
2.0
(35.6)
Record low °C (°F) −35.3
(−31.5)
−32.4
(−26.3)
−19.1
(−2.4)
−10.3
(13.5)
−3.1
(26.4)
5.5
(41.9)
9.0
(48.2)
5.1
(41.2)
−2.0
(28.4)
−9.6
(14.7)
−20.0
(−4.0)
−24.3
(−11.7)
−35.3
(−31.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1.0
(0.04)
1.1
(0.04)
3.0
(0.12)
4.2
(0.17)
10.8
(0.43)
14.3
(0.56)
34.1
(1.34)
47.7
(1.88)
18.9
(0.74)
8.5
(0.33)
1.7
(0.07)
.4
(0.02)
145.7
(5.74)
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) .9 1.2 1.5 1.5 3.0 4.4 7.4 8.1 4.6 2.3 1.0 .6 36.5
Source: Weather.com.cn [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 鄂托克旗 - 气象数据 -中国天气网 (in Chinese). Weather.com.cn. Retrieved 2011-12-29.