Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture

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For the city and seat of Dali Prefecture, see Dali City.
Dali Prefecture
大理白族自治州
Autonomous prefecture
Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Dali Prefecture in Yunnan
Location of Dali Prefecture in Yunnan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Admin HQ Dali
Area
 • Total 29,459 km2 (11,374 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 3,456,000
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 671000
Area code(s) 0872
Website http://www.dali.gov.cn/

Dàlǐ Bai Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 大理白族自治州; pinyin: Dàlǐ Báizú Zìzhìzhōu; Bai: Darl•lit Baif•cuf zirl•zirl•zox) is an autonomous prefecture of northwestern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. Dali has an area of 29,460 square kilometres (11,370 sq mi) and its seat is located at the town of Xiaguan.

Subdivisions[edit]

The prefecture is subdivided into 12 county-level divisions: one county-level city, eight counties and three autonomous counties:

Map
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# Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010)
Area (km²) Density
(/km²)
1 Dali City 大理市 Dàlǐ Shì 652,000 1,468 444
2 Xiangyun County 祥云县 Xiángyún Xiàn 456,000 2,498 183
3 Binchuan County 宾川县 Bīnchuān Xiàn 349,000 2,627 133
4 Midu County 弥渡县 Mídù Xiàn 313,000 1,571 199
5 Yongping County 永平县 Yǒngpíng Xiàn 175,000 2,884 61
6 Yunlong County 云龙县 Yúnlóng Xiàn 200,000 4,712 42
7 Eryuan County 洱源县 Ěryuán Xiàn 268,000 2,961 91
8 Jianchuan County 剑川县 Jiànchuān Xiàn 170,000 2,318 73
9 Heqing County 鹤庆县 Hèqìng Xiàn 255,000 2,395 106
10 Yangbi Yi Autonomous County 漾濞彝族自治县 Yàngbì Yízú Zìzhìxiàn 102,000 1,957 52
11 Nanjian Yi Autonomous County 南涧彝族自治县 Nánjiàn Yízú Zìzhìxiàn 212,000 1,802 118
12 Weishan Yi and Hui Autonomous County 巍山彝族回族自治县 Wēishān Yízú Huízú Zìzhìxiàn 304,000 2,266 134

Demography[edit]

Ethnic groups in Dali, 2000 census

Nationality Population Percentage
Han 1,659,730 50.35%
Bai 1,081,167 32.8%
Yi 426,634 12.94%
Hui 66,085 2.0%
Lisu 31,972 0.97%
Miao 10,967 0.33%
Naxi 4,302 0.13%
Achang 3,330 0.1%
Others 12,365 0.38%

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Coordinates: 25°42′N 100°09′E / 25.700°N 100.150°E / 25.700; 100.150