Sog County

Sog County (Tibetan: སོག་རྫོང་།, Wylie: sog rdzong, ZYPY: Sog Zong), Sogxian, or Suoxian (simplified Chinese: 索县; traditional Chinese: 索縣; pinyin: Suǒ Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Nagqu of the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Sog County

索县སོག་རྫོང་།
Location of Sog County (red) within Nagqu City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Location of Sog County (red) within Nagqu City (yellow) and the Tibet Autonomous Region
Sog County is located in Tibet
Sog County
Sog County
Location of the seat in the Tibet AR
Coordinates: 31°53′17″N 93°47′06″E / 31.888°N 93.785°E / 31.888; 93.785Coordinates: 31°53′17″N 93°47′06″E / 31.888°N 93.785°E / 31.888; 93.785
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionTibet
Prefecture-level cityNagqu
SeatSog
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

GeographyEdit

Sog Dzong lies in the extreme western part of the former province of Kham. To its west is Chamdo and to its right Nagchu. Sogdzong is located between the Drachen and Driru, on the Sogchu River. It is the source of Gyalmo Ngulchu.

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Sog County, 4024 m asl (1981–2010 normals)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 14.4
(57.9)
13.4
(56.1)
22.0
(71.6)
22.4
(72.3)
25.4
(77.7)
29.0
(84.2)
31.0
(87.8)
29.5
(85.1)
28.0
(82.4)
22.1
(71.8)
15.0
(59.0)
14.6
(58.3)
31.0
(87.8)
Average high °C (°F) −0.8
(30.6)
1.5
(34.7)
5.7
(42.3)
9.6
(49.3)
13.3
(55.9)
16.4
(61.5)
18.5
(65.3)
18.3
(64.9)
15.5
(59.9)
10.3
(50.5)
4.6
(40.3)
0.7
(33.3)
9.5
(49.0)
Daily mean °C (°F) −8.9
(16.0)
−6.0
(21.2)
−1.3
(29.7)
2.7
(36.9)
6.7
(44.1)
10.4
(50.7)
12.4
(54.3)
11.9
(53.4)
9.3
(48.7)
3.7
(38.7)
−3.0
(26.6)
−7.6
(18.3)
2.5
(36.6)
Average low °C (°F) −17.0
(1.4)
−13.5
(7.7)
−8.3
(17.1)
−4.2
(24.4)
0.2
(32.4)
4.3
(39.7)
6.2
(43.2)
5.5
(41.9)
2.9
(37.2)
−2.9
(26.8)
−10.6
(12.9)
−15.9
(3.4)
−4.4
(24.0)
Record low °C (°F) −31
(−24)
−28.5
(−19.3)
−22.7
(−8.9)
−15
(5)
−8.7
(16.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
−4
(25)
−3.5
(25.7)
−7
(19)
−18
(0)
−23.2
(−9.8)
−30.4
(−22.7)
−31
(−24)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 10.6
(0.42)
7.9
(0.31)
9.5
(0.37)
20.4
(0.80)
64.1
(2.52)
124.8
(4.91)
126.3
(4.97)
110.3
(4.34)
97.1
(3.82)
39.6
(1.56)
5.6
(0.22)
7.7
(0.30)
623.9
(24.54)
Average precipitation days 2.7 3.0 3.1 5.3 12.8 18.2 17.2 16.2 15.9 8.1 1.9 1.7 106.1
Source: Météo Climat[1][2]

EconomyEdit

Crops include barley, wheat, radish, potatoes, etc. and yaks, sheep, goat, cows, and horses are reared. Nomads move four times annually according to seasons. The county contains Tsangdain Monastery, built in 1667, resembling the Potala Palace.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Chine climate normals 1981-2010" (in French). Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Weather extremes for Sog Xian". Météo Climat. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Tibet's three "Potala Palaces"". China-Tibet Online. Retrieved 9 April 2012.

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