Bama Yao Autonomous County

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Bama County
巴马县 · Bahmaj Yen
Bama Yao Autonomous County
Bahmaj Yauzcuz Swciyen
Coordinates: 24°08′N 107°15′E / 24.133°N 107.250°E / 24.133; 107.250Coordinates: 24°08′N 107°15′E / 24.133°N 107.250°E / 24.133; 107.250
Country People's Republic of China
Region Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Hechi
Township-level divisions 1 towns
9 townships
County seat Bama (巴马镇)
 • Total 1,966 km2 (759 sq mi)
Elevation 230 m (750 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 251,000
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Bama Yao Autonomous County (zhuang: Bahmax Yauzcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 巴马瑶族自治县; traditional Chinese: 巴馬瑤族自治縣; pinyin: Bāmǎ Yáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county in Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City. The residents of Bama County have a reputation for longevity, and Bama has been the focus of studies from geriatricians nationwide.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There is 1 town and 9 townships in the county:[2]

The only town is Bama (巴马镇)



The Yao people of Bama County consist of the following three subgroups.[3]

  • Bunu 布努: in Dongshan 东山乡
  • Nuomang 诺芒: in Suolüe 所略乡 and Yandong 燕洞乡
  • Nuonuo 诺诺: in remaining townships


  1. ^ Xu, Wei; He, Dan (2012-09-06). "Centenarians say age is just a number". Beijing: China Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:巴马瑶族自治县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
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