Bijie is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. The Daotianhe Reservoir, located to the north of the town was commissioned in 1965 with a rated annual capacity of 6.5 million cubic meters. On 10 November 2011, Bijie Prefecture was converted to a prefecture-level city, and the former Bijie City was rechristened Qixingguan District. Because of its location on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and low latitude, Bijie has a subtropical highland climate, bordering on humid subtropical (Kppen Cwb/Cwa, respectively). Winters are chilly, damp, and generally overcast, with January averaging 2.7 C (36.9 F) and occasional frosts. Summers are warm and humid with a July average of 21.6 C (70.9 F). The year averages out at 12.8 C (55.0 F). Rain is frequent year-round, but heaviest in the summer months.
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