Dongchuan District

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Dongchuan
东川区
District
Red earth at Hongtudi
Red earth at Hongtudi
Location of Dongchuan (pink) within Kunming (yellow), Yunnan (light grey)
Location of Dongchuan (pink) within Kunming (yellow), Yunnan (light grey)
Dongchuan is located in Yunnan
Dongchuan
Dongchuan
Location within China
Coordinates: 26°11′N 103°04′E / 26.183°N 103.067°E / 26.183; 103.067
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Kunming
Area
 • Total 1,858 km2 (717 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 302,000
 • Density 160/km2 (420/sq mi)
Postal code 654100
Area code(s) 0871
Website http://www.kmdc.gov.cn/
Dongchuan District
Traditional Chinese 東川
Simplified Chinese 东川
Literal meaning East River District

Dongchuan District[a] is a district under the jurisdiction of Kunming, Yunnan, China.

History[edit]

Dongchuan was upgraded to a city in 1958. In 1998 Dongchuan was merged into Kunming and became one of its districts.

Geography[edit]

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.[2]

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.[3]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Copper Capital, A-wang, Wulong, Hongtudi, Tangdan, Tuobuka, Yinmin'ge Town and Shekuai Village

Economy[edit]

Dongchuan Special Industrial Park.[4]

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.[2]

Photo gallery[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also formerly romanized as Tung-chuen or Tung-chuen-foo.[1]

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Coordinates: 26°11′N 103°04′E / 26.183°N 103.067°E / 26.183; 103.067