Shilin Yi Autonomous County

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Shilin County
石林县
Autonomous County
石林彝族自治县
Location of Shilin County (pink) and Kunming prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Shilin County (pink) and Kunming prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Kunming
Established 1956
Area
 • Total 1,725 km2 (666 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 229,311
 • Density 130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Postal code 652200
Area code(s) 0871
Website http://www.shilin.gov.cn/
Economic portal

Shilin Yi Autonomous County (Chinese: 石林彝族自治县; pinyin: Shílín yízú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county, under the jurisdiction of Kunming, Yunnan, China.

History[edit]

Shilin County was formerly called Lunan County.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Lufu Town, Shilin Town, Lumeiyi Town, Xijiekou Town, Changhu Town, Guishan Town, Banqiao Town and Dake Village, Songyang Town of Songming County, Yanglin Town, Xiaojie Town, Niulanjiang Town, Dianyuan Town, Yangqiao Village, A-ziying Village

Natural sites[edit]

The Shilin (Stone Forest), a set of remarkable karst formations, is part of the South China Karst, inscribed in 2007 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Solarpower station[edit]

See also, Solar power in China

A large-scale solar power station in Shilin County had started construction on December 6, 2008. With a total installed capacity of 166 megawatts, the power station will be the largest experiment demonstration grid-connected solar photovoltaic power station in China.[1]

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 24°45′N 103°23′E / 24.75°N 103.39°E / 24.75; 103.39