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Why Qinghai




Qinghai formerly known in English as Kokonur, is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northwest of the country. As one of the largest province-level administrative divisions of China by area, the province is ranked fourth-largest in area, and has the third-smallest population.

Geography

Situated in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet plateau covers an area of 720,000 sq. km, Flanked by two big mountain ranges—Qilian in the north, Tanggula in the south, 4/5 of this highland averages 3,000 meters above sea level. In its middle, stands another big mountain spur----the Kunlun. 95% of province is pastureland. What makes the physical feature of the region unique is that two major Chinese waters, the Yangtze and the Yellow Rivers all originate here: one from the southwest slop of main peak of Tanggula; one from northern slope of Bayanhar. This feature has earned the province a name as the source of the rivers. Clad in snow in winter and cool in summer and with 17.2 ºC  (62.96 ºF) as its average monthly temperature in July, the area is an ideal summer resort. The province has a sparse population, 4.04 million in total. The inhabitants are made up of different ethnic group: the Han, the Tibetan, The Hui, The Monoglian, the Tu and the Salar.

Climate

Qinghai Province has a typical plateau continental climate. There is a big temperature difference between day and night, strong solar radiation, rare rainfall and long day. The best season to visit Qinghai Province is during the period from May to October. In the middle of May, everything in the world wakes up. The grass becomes green, plenty of migratory birds get together in Qinghai Lake, the province come to a period full of vigor.
With the highest temperature can reach up to 36 ° C (97° F), July is the hottest month in Qinghai. Even though you intends to visit south of Qinghai, you still need to bring some warm clothes because the low temperature there. The best time to travel in Qinghai is summer, the reason is that the grassland and lakes are all in their most beautiful period in this season, and many ethnic minorities will celebrate their festivals in summer. Unfortunately, rainfall also centers in summer, you should take rain gear just in case.
 The  average temperature of Qinghai is approximately -5 to 8℃ (23 to 46.4 F), with January temperatures ranging from -18.2 to -7℃ (-0.8 to 19.4 F) and July temperatures ranging from 5 to 21℃ (41 to 69.8 F). It is also prone to heavy winds as well as sandstorms from February to April.

History

The Qinghai province has a long history. A military fortress known as Xipingting was built the former site of the city Xining by a hero general Huo Qubing in the second year of reign of Wu Di of Han Dynasty (206 B.C. - 220), dating from 2100 years ago. During this period, officials from central government came and got settle down in the region to exercise the rule of Han Court. In the 4th year A.D, the local government was officially founded at the prefecture level, Late, in Sui Dynasty (581- 608) two more added. The city Xining began appear in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), meanwhile the judicial system was reinforced. With the development of the region, trade expanded dramatically. The capital city of Qinghai - Xining had only a population 40,000 in early 1950's. Now it has become a newly-emerging industrial site in the northwest part of China and political, economic and cultural center of the Qinghai province. Qinghai's population has reached 4.88 million after 2005.

Population and Nationalities

With a population of just under 6 million, Qinghai has the second-smallest population out of all the Chinese provinces. Qinghai’s population is highly diverse with many ethnic minorities living among the Han including Tibetans, Mongonlians, Hui, Tu, and Salar Chinese. The largest of these minorities are the Tibetans, who make up about 21% of the population.

Economy

Qinghai's economy is amongst the smallest in all of China. Its nominal GDP for 2011 was just 163.4 billion RMB (US$25.9 billion) and contributes to about 0.35% of the entire country's economy. Per capita GDP was 19,407 RMB (US$2,841), the second lowest in China.[48]
Its heavy industry includes iron and steel production, located near its capital city of Xining. Oil and natural gas from the Qaidam Basin have also been an important contributor to the economy.[48] Salt works operate at many of the province's numerous salt lakes.

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