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Weixin Overview

Geographical Location

Weixin County (威信县) is located in Zhaotong prefecture-level city, the junction area of Yunnan , Guizhou  and Sichuan province, China. It Borders on Xuyong , Guling county of Sichuan province in the east, Bijie county in the south ,connected with Zhenxiong county , bordering Junljian and Yiliang county in the west ,connected with Gongxian , Xingwen county of Sichuan province in the north.The county town Zhaxi is 680KM away from Kunming ,286 KM from Zhaotong, 359 KM from Chongqing ,420 KM from Chengdu and 200 KM from Luzhou,Yibin and Zigong. It stretches 36.6 kilometers from north to south and 57 kilometers from east to west. The land area is 1400 square kilometers with its’ population of 420 thousand.


In 1934, Weixin county was first established by the governor of the Republic of China, and in July, 1950, Weixin county was liberated and set government. During the period of long march, Chinese Communist Party held a famous conference named “Zhaxi  Meeting”.  The government had built the Memorial Hall of Zhaxi Meeting to memorize the meeting. Weixin county is a typical mountainous county, the inhabitants develop agriculture rely on corn, rice and tobacco. It owns the character that subordinates to Yunnan province, ecology flow towards Sichuan province and closely linked with the developed area in middle and lower Yangtze river.

Administrative Division

Weixin county administrators 7 towns and 3 townships: Zhaxi town(扎西镇), Jiucheng town(旧城镇), Luobu town(罗布镇),Linfeng town(麟凤镇), Miaogou town(庙沟镇), Shuitian town(水田镇), Changan town(长安镇), Shuanghe Miao and Yi Minority township(双河苗族彝族乡), Gaotian town(高田乡) and Santao township(三桃乡).

Ethnic Groups

There are 26 different ethnic groups inhabit in Weixin county, among them, Yi People, Zhuang People, Miao People and Hui People are dominant. These ethnic groups are vital parts of Weixin county.

Weixin county in Yunnan province

Weixin County
Location of Weixin County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Weixin County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
PrefectureZhaotong City
 • Total1,416 km2 (547 sq mi)
 • Total370,000
 • Density260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Postal code657900
Area code(s)0870

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