Red earth at Hongtudi
Location of Dongchuan (pink) within Kunming (yellow), Yunnan (light grey)
|• Total||1,858 km2 (717 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (420/sq mi)|
|Literal meaning||East River District|
Dongchuan was upgraded to a city in 1958. In 1998 Dongchuan was merged into Kunming and became one of its districts.
Dongchuan borders Sichuan.
The district's highest point, Jiaozi Snow Mountain, is 4330 meters high, and its lowest point is 695 meters. As of 2000 Dongchuan has a population of 275,564. As of 2006, the population was 302,000.
The area around Huagou in the Wumeng mountains has become famous through photographers who discovered the unique local landscape and its Red Earth scenery in the 1990s.
Copper Capital, A-wang, Wulong, Hongtudi, Tangdan, Tuobuka, Yinmin'ge Town and Shekuai Village
Dongchuan Special Industrial Park.
The Dongchuan mineral resource is rich and it has one of six biggest coppers bases in China. It is verified that there are 3.35 million tons of copper, accounting for a third of the copper reserves in the province.
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