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Yunnan

Yunnan (云南, pinyin yun2 nan2) is a province of China, located in the far southwestern corner of the country.

云南省
Yunnan Sheng
Province Abbreviation(s): 滇 (dian1), 云 (yun2)
Capital Kunming (昆明)
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 7th
394,000 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 12th
42,880,000
109/km²
Administration Type Province

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History

1894: George Ernest Morisson, an Australian correspondant for The Times, travelled from Beijing to British occupied Burma via Yunnan. His book An Australian in China[?] details his experiences.

Geography

Yunnan is the most culturally and geographically varied province in China, with many minority peoples nestled throughout the region's mountains, jungles and river-valleys.

See also: Maotianshan shales

Rivers

Several major rivers flow through the province, including:

Borders

Bordering provinces are Tibet, Sichuan, Guizhou and Guangxi. Bordering countries are Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

Economy

Demographics

Culture

One of Yunnan's famous products is Pu'er tea[?], named after the town of Pu'er[?].

Tourism

Tourist centres in Yunnan include Dali[?], the Naxi town of Lijiang[?], Zhongdian[?], The Stone Forest[?] and Jinghong[?], Xishuangbanna.

The Old Town of Lijiang, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1997.

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