Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture

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Chuxiong Prefecture
楚雄彝族自治州
Autonomous prefecture
Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Chuxiong Prefecture in Yunnan
Location of Chuxiong Prefecture in Yunnan
Coordinates: 25°02′N 101°33′E / 25.033°N 101.550°E / 25.033; 101.550
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Admin HQ Chuxiong
Area
 • Total 29,256 km2 (11,296 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,684,000
 • Density 92/km2 (240/sq mi)
Postal code 675000
Area code(s) 0878
Website http://www.cxz.gov.cn/

Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 楚雄彝族自治州; pinyin: Chǔxióng Yízú Zìzhìzhōu) is an autonomous prefecture located in central Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. Chuxiong has an area of 29,256 km2 (11,296 sq mi). The capital of the prefecture is Chuxiong City.

Subdivisions[edit]

There is one county-level city and 9 counties.

Map
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# Name Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Chuxiong City 楚雄市 Chǔxióng Shì 490,000 4,482 109
2 Shuangbai County 双柏县 Shuāngbǎi Xiàn 150,000 4,045 37
3 Mouding County 牟定县 Móudìng Xiàn 200,000 1,494 134
4 Nanhua County 南华县 Nánhuá Xiàn 230,000 2,343 98
5 Yao'an County 姚安县 Yáo'ān Xiàn 200,000 1,803 111
6 Dayao County 大姚县 Dàyáo Xiàn 280,000 4,146 68
7 Yongren County 永仁县 Yǒngrén Xiàn 100,000 2,189 46
8 Yuanmou County 元谋县 Yuánmóu Xiàn 210,000 1,803 116
9 Wuding County 武定县 Wǔdìng Xiàn 260,000 3,322 78
10 Lufeng County 禄丰县 Lùfēng Xiàn 420,000 3,631 116

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2010 Census, Chuxiong Prefecture has 2,684,000 inhabitants, and according to the 2000 Census, Chuxiong Prefecture has 2,542,530 inhabitants with a population density of 86.91 inhabitants/km².

Ethnic groups in Chuxiong, 2000 census[edit]

Nationality Population Percentage
Han 1,714,851 67.45%
Yi 668,937 26.31%
Lisu 51,553 2.03%
Miao 41,077 1.62%
Dai 20,514 0.81%
Hui 20,189 0.79%
Bai 15,251 0.6%
Hani 5,376 0.21
Others 4,782 0.18%

The Chuxiong Prefecture Almanac (1993:411) lists the following two ethnic Hani subgroups and their respective locations.

The Bai language of Chuxiong is different from Bai of Dali, but the two are mutually intelligible nonetheless (Chuxiong Prefecture Almanac 1993:406)

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Coordinates: 25°02′11″N 101°32′44″E / 25.0364°N 101.5456°E / 25.0364; 101.5456