[tz] question about Asia/Urumqi: why Guangdong
alois at astro.ch
Sun Feb 2 17:42:48 UTC 2014
In the commentary for zone Asia/Urumqi one reads
# Xin-zang Time ("Xinjiang-Tibet Time")
# The Gansu counties Aksay, Anxi, Dunhuang, Subei; west Qinghai;
# the Guangdong counties Xuwen, Haikang, Suixi, Lianjiang,
# Zhanjiang, Wuchuan, Huazhou, Gaozhou, Maoming, Dianbai, and Xinyi;
# east Tibet, including Lhasa, Chamdo, Shigaise, Jimsar, Shawan and Hutubi;
# east Xinjiang, including Urumqi, Turpan, Karamay, Korla, Minfeng, Jinghe,
# Wusu, Qiemo, Xinyan, Wulanwusu, Jinghe, Yumin, Tacheng, Tuoli, Emin,
# Shihezi, Changji, Yanqi, Heshuo, Tuokexun, Tulufan, Shanshan, Hami,
# Fukang, Kuitun, Kumukuli, Miquan, Qitai, and Turfan.
Question: what is the rationale for having the Guangdong counties listed
for this zone?
Guangdong is the province around Hongkong, with latitude around 20n and
longitude around 115e.
This is geographically very far away from east Tibet and east Xinjiang,
altitude around 40n and loangitude less than 82e.
What is the source for listing Guangdong here?
I presume that this is an error.
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