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Yiliang(Zhaotong) Overview

Geographical Location

Yiliang county is located in the junction of Yunnan, Guizhou and Sichuan province , next  to Zhenxiong and weixin county in the east, Weining and Hezhang county in the south ,Zhaoyangand Daguan county in the west ,Yanjin county  and Sichuan province in the north. The elevation is 800 meters,71 KM away from Zhaotong city ,443 KM away from Kunming ,586 Km from Chongqing ,603 KM away from Chengdu. Terrain in west and east is narrow in Yiliang County, incline from south to north . The highest elevation is 2780 meters ,the lowest is 520 meters. The total area is 2804 square kilometers with its’ population of  521 thousand.


Yiliang county is abundant in resources, like coals, hydropower, medicinal materials and food materials. The agriculture is highly developed ,at the same time, industry also plays an important role in the Yiliang’s development of economy. Yiliang County have big climatic differences. Overall it’s of subtropical monsoon climate, but from valley to the high mountains can be divided to many parts. There are many scenic spots in Ludian county, like the Great Canyon of Luoze River, Niujie old town, the Former Residence of General Luo Binghui (罗炳辉故居) and so on.

Administrative Division

Jiaokui town(角奎镇), Luozehe town(洛泽河镇), Niujie town(牛街镇), Longjie Yi and Miao Minority township(龙街彝族苗族乡),Kuixiang Miao and Yi minority township(奎香苗族彝族乡), Shulin Yi and Miao minority township( 树林彝族苗族乡),  Haizi townshiop(海子乡),  Qiaoshan township(荞山乡),  Longan township(龙安乡),  Zhongming township(钟鸣乡),  Lianghe township(两河乡), Xiaocaoba township(小草坝乡), Longhai township(龙海乡),  Liuxi Miao minority township(柳溪苗族乡), Luowang town(洛旺乡).

Ethnic Groups

There are totally 71336 minority people in Yiliang county, and Miao people is dominant, its’ population reaches 49398.

Yiliang county in Yunnan province

Yiliang County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Simplified彝良县
 • Traditional彝良縣
 • PinyinYíliáng Xiàn
Location of Yiliang County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Yiliang County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Coordinates: 27°37′37″N 104°02′32″ECoordinates27°37′37″N 104°02′32″E
PrefectureZhaotong City
 • Total2,884 km2 (1,114 sq mi)
 • Total550,000
 • Density190/km2 (490/sq mi)
Postal code657600
Area code(s)0870

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