Libo County

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Libo County
荔波县
County
Skyline of Libo County
Libo County is located in China
Libo County
Libo County
Coordinates: 25°25′N 107°53′E / 25.417°N 107.883°E / 25.417; 107.883Coordinates: 25°25′N 107°53′E / 25.417°N 107.883°E / 25.417; 107.883
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Autonomous prefecture Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Area
 • Total 2,432 km2 (939 sq mi)
Population (2002)
 • Total 160,000
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 558400
Area code(s) 0584
Website http://www.libo.gov.cn/

Libo County (Chinese: 荔波县; pinyin: Lìbō Xiàn) is a county of Guizhou, China. It is under the administration of the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

Geography[edit]

The county is located in the remote southeastern corner of the prefecture, on the border with Guangxi. Two local karst sites, Xiaoqikong (小七孔) and Dongduo (洞多), form part of the multi-site South China Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 2007.[1]

Transportation[edit]

The Libo Airport, opened in late 2007, has capacity to receive planes of the Boeing 737 class, and to handle up to 220,000 passengers annually.[2] However, the $57-million facility is rather underutilized so far.[2] According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) statistics, 151 paying passengers flew into or out of the airport in 2009 - which was a 98% drop compared to the previous year (7886 passengers), and placed the airport the last in list of the nation's 166 airports by traffic volume.[3] Currently 4 airlines use the airport.

Flora[edit]

Libo County karsts consist of the following types of forests.[4]

Common angiosperm genera include Beilschumiedia, Cryptocarya, Casearia, Diospeyrus, Pittosporum, Acer, Carpinus, Ulmus, Viburnum, Prunus, and Rosa. Protected wild plants in Libo County include Handeliodendron bodinieri, Mussaenda anomala, Taxus chinensis, Paphiopedilum emersonii, Paphiopedilum barbigerum and Paphiopedilum micranthum, Pinus kwangtungensis, Pseudotsuga sinensis, Pseudotsuga brevifolia, Calocedrus macrolepis, Tetrathyrium subcordatum, Trachycarous nana, Emmenopterys henryi, Liridendron chinense.[4]

Climate[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South China Karst
  2. ^ a b "Plenty of new airports but few passengers in China: A construction spree brings flight service to some unlikely locales, and a hoped-for spurt in air traffic fails to materialize." David Pierson / Los Angeles Times / March 12, 2010
  3. ^ 民航机场业务量 Archived July 18, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. (Civil Airports Operations Volume), at the CAAC site [This is apparently an HTML file, not an Excel file, despite its extension].
  4. ^ a b http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1248