Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture

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Qianxinan Prefecture
黔西南州
Autonomous Prefecture
黔西南布依族苗族自治州
Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Wan Feng Lin River near Xingyi
Wan Feng Lin River near Xingyi
Location of Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture within Guizhou
Location of Qianxinan Buyei and Miao
Autonomous Prefecture within Guizhou
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Area
 • Total 16,804 km2 (6,488 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 3,059,400
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 黔西南布依族苗族自治州[1]; pinyin: Qiánxīnán Bùyīzú Miáozú Zìzhìzhōu[2]), aka Hsing-i Chuan-ch’ü[3] and Hsing-i Ti-ch’ü[4] is an autonomous prefecture of Guizhou province, People's Republic of China, bordering Guangxi to the south and Yunnan to the west. The name, "黔西南" derives from the prefecture's southwest location in the province; "" is the official abbreviation for Guizhou, while "西" means "southwest".

Subdivisions[edit]

The prefecture is subdivided into 8 county-level divisions: 1 county-level city and 7 counties

References[edit]

  1. ^ "黔西南布依族苗族自治州: China". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  2. ^ "Qianxinan Bouyeizu Miaozu Zizhizhou: China". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ "Hsing-i Chuan-ch’ü: China". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  4. ^ "Hsing-i Ti-ch’ü: China". Geographical Names. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

Coordinates: 25°05′00″N 104°54′00″E / 25.0833°N 104.9°E / 25.0833; 104.9