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Wikipedia: Yunnan
Yunnan
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Yunnan (云南, pinyin yun2 nan2) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwestern corner of the country.

云南省
Yunnan Sheng
Province Abbreviation(s): 滇 (dian1), 云 (yun2)
Capital Kunming (昆明)
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 7th
394,000 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 12th
42,880,000
109/km²
Administration Type Province

History

1894: George Ernest Morrison, an Australian correspondent for The Times, travelled from Beijing to British occupied Burma via Yunnan. His book An Australian in China details his experiences.

Geography

Yunnan is one of the most culturally and geographically varied province in China, with many minority peoples nestled throughout the region's mountains, jungles and river-valleys.

See also: Maotianshan shales

Rivers

Several major rivers flow through the province, including:

Borders

Bordering provinces are
Tibet, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi. Bordering countries are Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

Economy

Demographics

Ethnic groups include:

Culture

One of Yunnan's famous products is Pu'er tea, named after the town of Pu'er.

Tourism

Tourist centres in Yunnan include Dali, the Naxi town of Lijiang, Zhongdian, The Stone Forest and Jinghong, Xishuangbanna.

The Old Town of Lijiang, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

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