Jinning District

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Jinning
晋宁区
District
Kunyang Town in Jinning
Kunyang Town in Jinning
Location of Jinning (pink) and Kunming prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Jinning (pink) and Kunming prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Kunming Prefecture
Established 1956
Area
 • Total 1,391 km2 (537 sq mi)
Population (2003)
 • Total 270,000
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Postal code 650600
Area code(s) 0871
Website http://www.jinning.gov.cn/

Jinning District (Chinese: 晋宁区; pinyin: Jìnníng Qū) is a district, under the jurisdiction of Kunming, Yunnan, China. The district is located at the southern tip of Dian Lake and is well-known within China as the birthplace of Zheng He.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Kunyang Town, Jincheng Town and Baofeng Town, Erjie Village, Shuanghe Yi Nationality Village, Xiyang Yi Nationality Village, Shangsuan Village, Xinjie Village and Lujie Village

Ethnic groups[edit]

According to the Kunming City Almanac (1997:476), ethnic Hani are found in Gaoliangdi 高粱地[1] and Xiyang 夕阳[2] of Xiyang Township 夕阳乡, Jinning County.

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Social issues[edit]

In October 2014 Fuyou village (Chinese: 富有村) in Jinning was the scene for a violent clash between construction workers and villagers, leading to death of eight people. The residents had been unhappy about a land deal related to building of a trade and logistics centre.[3][4]

Monuments[edit]

Dian Kingdom woman (246 BCE- 8 CE), excavated in Shizhaishan, Jinning (晋宁区石寨山). Shanghai Museum.

The Shizhaishan Tombs (Shizhaishan gumuqun 石寨山古墓群), and the grave of Ma station Hazhi (Ma Hazhi mubei 马哈只墓碑) in the greater community Kunyang, the father of Zheng He, are since 2001 and 2006 respectively on the list the monuments of the People's Republic of China.

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Coordinates: 24°40′00″N 102°35′30″E / 24.66667°N 102.59167°E / 24.66667; 102.59167