Xingyi, Guizhou

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Xingyi
兴义市
County level city
Countryside near Xingyi
Countryside near Xingyi
Xingyi is located in China
Xingyi
Xingyi
Location within China
Coordinates: 24°32′N 104°19′E / 24.533°N 104.317°E / 24.533; 104.317Coordinates: 24°32′N 104°19′E / 24.533°N 104.317°E / 24.533; 104.317
Country China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture Qianxi'nan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Area
 • Total 2,911 km2 (1,124 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 740,700
 • Density 250/km2 (660/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 562400
Area code(s) 859
License plate prefixes 贵E
Website www.gzxy.gov.cn (Chinese)

Xingyi (simplified Chinese: 兴义; traditional Chinese: 興義; pinyin: Xīngyì) is a county level city in Guizhou in southern China. It has an area of 2911 square kilometers and a population of 740,700 as the end of 2003.[1] It is under the administration of the Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

Based on endangered fishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals, Xingyi is one of nine vertebrate biodiversity hotspots of China.[2]

History[edit]

Capture of Xingyi by the Qing Dynasty during the Panthay Rebellion.

Transportation[edit]

Xingyi is served by the Nanning–Kunming Railway and by the Xingyi Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of Xingyi" (in Chinese). xzqh.org. Retrieved 2009-01-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ Chen, Yang; An-Ping Chen, Jing-Yun Fang (2002). "Geographical distribution patterns of endangered fishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals and their hotspots in China: a study based on "China Red Data Book of Endangered Animals"". Biodiversity Science 10 (4): 359–368. 

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