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is a town in and the county seat of Barkam County
Barkam County is a county in Ngawa Tibetan and Qiang Autonomous Prefecture, in the northwest of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. The county seat is the town of Barkam.-Administrative divisions:Barkam County has 3 towns and 11 townships:...
, in the northwest of Sichuan
' , known formerly in the West by its postal map spellings of Szechwan or Szechuan is a province in Southwest China with its capital in Chengdu...
province, People's Republic of China.
Barkam has a four-season, monsoon
Monsoon is traditionally defined as a seasonal reversing wind accompanied by corresponding changes in precipitation, but is now used to describe seasonal changes in atmospheric circulation and precipitation associated with the asymmetric heating of land and sea...
-influenced climate within the transition between a subtropical highland climate and humid continental climate
A humid continental climate is a climatic region typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot summers and cold winters....
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. It was first published by Crimea German climatologist Wladimir Köppen in 1884, with several later modifications by Köppen himself, notably in 1918 and 1936...
), with mild daytime temperatures year-round. Monthly averages range from −0.6 °C in January to 16.1 °C (61 °F) in July. Rainfall is estimated at 790 millimetres (31.1 in) annually, with barely any precipitation occurring in the winter. Differences between day and night are large owing to the elevation.