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Jiangcheng Overview

Geographical Location

Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 江城哈尼族彝族自治县; traditional Chinese: 江城哈尼族彝族自治縣; pinyin: Jiāngchéng hānízú yízú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, in southern Yunnan, China. Jiangcheng has latitude range of 22°20'−22°36' N and longitude range of 101°14'−102°19' E. Its seat, the town of Menglie (勐烈镇), has an elevation of 1,119 m (3,671 ft). Located at an altitude of above 1,100 m (3,600 ft), Jiangcheng, as with much of southern Yunnan


Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 江城哈尼族彝族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, in southern Yunnan, China, bordering Laos and Vietnam to the south, making it the only county in the province to border more than one country. By road, its seat, the town of Menglie (勐烈镇), is 520 km (320 mi) from Kunming and 145 km (90 mi) from Simao District, the municipal seat of Pu'er.Jiangcheng, as with much of southern Yunnan, has a warm humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with muddled distinction between the seasons and daytime temperatures remaining warm year-round.  

Administrative Division

Jiangcheng Hani and Yi Autonomous County(江城哈尼族彝族自治县) consists of 3 towns and 3 townships: Mangxin Town(芒信镇), Mengma Town(勐马镇), Nayun Town(娜允镇), Gongxin Township(公信乡), Fuyan Township(富岩乡), Jingxin Township(景信乡).

Ethnic Groups

The Jiangcheng County Almanac (1989:351-368) lists the following ethnic subgroups, as well as locations.

Yi: Luoluo 倮倮 (Gaisu 改苏 branch); Xiangtang 香堂 (Lalu 腊鲁 branch); Alu 阿鲁 (Lalu 腊鲁 branch); Laowu 老乌/Lawu 拉乌: (Awu 阿武 branch); Azong 阿宗 (allonym for an Yi subgroup); Menghua 蒙化


Dry Dai 旱傣: Mankelao 曼克老, Zhongping 中坪, Basan 坝伞

Water Dai 水傣: Zhengdong township 整董乡

Flowery-Waist Dai 花腰傣: Shuicheng township 水城乡

White Dai 白傣: Baliu 坝溜, Lazhu township 拉朱乡 and Tukahe 土卡河, Longtan township 龙塘乡

Yao: pop. 2,965 (1986)

Lahu: pop. 1,321 (1986)

Banhe Lahu Ethnic Township 板河拉祜族乡

Chashulin 茶树林, Gale Township 嘎勒乡


Hani subgroups in Jiangcheng County are (Jiangcheng County Almanac 1989:351):

Hani: Biyue 碧约 branch; Kaduo 卡多 branch; Kabie 卡别 branch; Enu branch 哦怒; Ximoluo 西摩洛; Haoni branch 豪尼; Baihong 白宏; Bukong 布孔 (also called Mahei 麻黑); Budu 布都 (also called Asuo 阿梭, Duota 堕塔, Duota Asuo 堕塔阿梭; Asuo 阿梭; Duota 多塔; Hani branch 哈尼; Qidi 期弟; Lami 腊米

Other names for the Hani include: Baike 白壳; Benren 本人; Aka 阿卡; Podu 颇都; Mahei 麻黑; Woni 窝尼.

Hani and Yi Autonomous County in Pu’er Prefecture

Jiangcheng County
Autonomous county
Location of Jiangcheng County (pink) in Pu'er City (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Jiangcheng County (pink) in Pu'er City (yellow) and Yunnan
Jiangcheng is located in YunnanJiangchengJiangchengLocation of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates: 22°36′N 101°50′E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityPu'er
GB/T 2260 CODE530826
 • Total3,476 km2(1,342 sq mi)
Elevation1,186 m (3,891 ft)
 • Total89,686
 • Density26/km2 (67/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code665900
Area code(s)0879
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