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Suijiang Overview

Geographical Location

Suijiang county(绥江县) is located in the far northeast part of Yunnan province, the lower reach of Jinsha river and separated from Sichuan province by the river. It lies in the middle of Xiluodu Hydropower Station and Xiangjiaba Hydropower Station. Suijiang county bordering Pinshan county across the Jinsha river in the north, Yanjin county in the south, Shuifu county in the east and Yongshan county in the southwest. It stretches 48.5 kilometers from east to west and 36 kilometers from north to south. The geographical area is 882 square kilometers with the population of 160 thousand.


In the Han Dynasty ,Suijinag county was subordinate to Qianwei prefecture(犍为郡), later it belonged to shushi prefecture(朱提郡). In the next few dynasties, it was subordinate to different administrative regions. In 1732, it was the sub-county of Yongshan county. In 1909, the governor established a county called Jingjiang county, in the next year, renamed as Suijiang county. Suijiang county enjoys rich natural resources, like hydro-energy, coal, wood and wild animals. The geographical area is 882 square kilometers with the population of 16 thousand.Due to its special location-lies on the riverside of Jinsha river, Suijiang county is abundant in aquatic products and plants. Recently, the government has highly supported the development of ecotourism, and Suijiang county is going to be known by more and more travelers.

Administrative Division

Under the jurisdiction of Suijiang county, there are four towns and one village: Zhongcheng town(中城镇), Nanan town(南岸镇), Xintan town(新滩镇), Huiyi town(会仪镇) and Banli village(板栗乡).

Ethnic Groups

There are 17 different ethnic groups in Suijiang county, among them, Yi and Miao are the main groups. Except Luoping village, Tuanjie village and Shaoting village, these minority people also scatter in other places of the county.

Suijiang county in Yunnan province

Suijiang County
Location of Suijiang County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Suijiang County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
PrefectureZhaotong City
 • Total882 km2 (341 sq mi)
 • Total160,000
 • Density180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Postal code657700
Area code(s)0870

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