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Yunnan (simplifeed Cheenese: ; traditeeonal Cheenese: ; pinyin: Yúnnán; IPA: [y̌nnǎn] ( listen)) is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, locatit in the far soothwast o the kintra spannin approximately 394,000 square kilometers (152,000 sq mi) an wi a population o 45.7 million (2009). The caipital o the province is Kunming. The province borders Burma, Laos, an Vietnam.

Yunnan Province

云南省
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese云南省 (Yúnnán Shěng)
 • Abbreviation滇 or 云/雲 (pinyin: Diān or Yún)
Map shawin the location o Yunnan Province
Map shawin the location o Yunnan Province
Named for云 yún – Yunling Muntains
南 nán – south
"South of the Yunling Mountains"[1]
CaipitalKunming
Lairgest ceetyKunming
Divisions16 prefecturs, 129 coonties, 1565 tounships
Govrenment
 • SecretarBai Enpei
 • GovrenorQin Guangrong
Area
 • Total394,100 km2 (152,200 sq mi)
Aurie rank8t
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot45,966,239
 • Rank12t
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Density rank24t
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetionHan – 67%
Yi – 11%
Bai – 3.6%
Hani – 3.4%
Zhuang – 2.7%
Dai – 2.7%
Miao – 2.5%
Hui – 1.5%
Tibetan – 0.3%- De'ang(Ta'ang)-0.19%
ISO 3166 codeCN-53
GDP (2011)CNY 875.1 billion
US$ 138.9 billion (24t)
 • per capitaCNY 15,752
US$ 2,327 (30t)
HDI (2008)0.710 (medium) (28t)
Wabsteidhttp://www.yn.gov.cn (Simplified Chinese)
Yunnan
Simplifee'd Cheenese
Tradeetional Cheenese
Hanyu PinyinYúnnán
Leeteral meaninSouth of the clouds [2]

ReferencesEedit

  1. (in Cheenese) Origin of the Names of China's Provinces, People's Daily Online.
  2. This is to be taken only literally, and as explained above, the real origin of the provincial name is different.

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