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Nanhua County Overview

Geographical Location

Nanhua County (南华县) is located in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.It is situated in the west part of Chuxiong. Nanhua County boeders Mouding County to the east,Chuxiong City to the southeast,Jingdong County to the south,Midu County to the west,Xiangyun County and Yao’an County to the north. It is 33 kilometers from Chuxiong City,192kilometers from the capital of Kunming and 175kilometers from Dali.Nanhua County lies in the west of Yunnan province,which has 2343 square kilometers.It is 33 kilometers from west to east,and 71.7 kilometers from north to south. The terrain of the northwest is high, southeast low.


Nanhua County is a district of hills in the northwest and mountains in the southeast,with some embankment and canyons. The highest peak is Incense temple mountain, rising to 2861.1 meters in the Longtan Mountain of Red Soil Town, and the lowest point is 963 meters in Majie county. It has an area of 2343 square kilometers, population of 239.9 thousand.

Administrative Division

Nanhua county’s jurisdiction is over 6 town, 4 townships: Longchuan Town(龙川镇), Shaqiao Town, (沙桥镇), Wujie Town(五街镇), Hongtupo Town(红土坡镇), Tujie Town(兔街镇), Majie Town(马街镇), Yulu Township(雨露乡), Yijie Township(一街乡), Luowuzhuang Township(罗武庄乡), Wudingshan Township(五顶山乡).

Ethnic Groups

By the end of 2012, Nanhua county has an ethnic minority population of 102912 , which accounts for 42.9% of the total population, including 90721 yi, 37.8% of the population; Bai 9215 people, accounting for 3.8% of the population; Hui 2093, accounting for 0.9% of the total population.

Nanhua County in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture

Nanhua County
Nanhua County.jpg
Country China
 • Total2,343 km2 (905 sq mi)
 • Total230,000
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Postal code675200
Area code(s)0878
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