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Qiaojia Overview

Geographical Location

Qiaojia county(巧家县) is located in the northeast part of Yunnan province, the southwest of Zhaotong city. it borders Ludian county to the northeast across Niulan river, Huidong county of Sichuan province in the northwest, Dongchuan district and Huize county in the southeast. Qiaojia stretches 98 kilometers from north to south and 57 kilometers from east to west, the total land area is 3245 square kilometers with its’ population of 461 thousand.


Qiaojia county was historically one of an important cities in the south-western Silk Road,  the communication centre and the north gate of Yunnan Province leading to Sichuan and areas in middle-and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. There is a huge Hydropower Station named Baihetan Hydropower Station(白鹤滩水电站 ) lies on a town in Qiaojia. There are many scenic spots and entertainments, and the food is also quite delicious.

Administrative Division

Baihetan town(白鹤滩镇), Laodian town(老店镇), Maozu township(茂租乡), Dongping township(东坪乡), Hongshan township(红山乡), Dazhai township(大寨乡), Xiaohe town(小河镇), Xindian township(新店乡), Qiaomaidi township(荞麦地乡), Baogunao township(苞谷垴乡), Zhongzhai township(中寨乡), Chongxi township(崇溪乡), Jintang township(金塘乡), Mashu township(马树乡), Lufang township(炉房乡), Menggu township(蒙姑乡).

Ethnic Groups

Qiaojia county has 25 ethnic groups with the population of 28 thousand, and these minority people scatters in 6 minority village, Qiaojia county is a typical area where minority people lives.

Qiaojia county in Yunnan province

Qiaojia County
Location of Qiaojia County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Qiaojia County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
PrefectureZhaotong City
 • Total3,245 km2 (1,253 sq mi)
 • Total520,000
 • Density160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Postal code654600
Area code(s)0870
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