Mengla County

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Mengla County

勐腊县 · ເມືອງລ້າ
Traffic in the town of Mengla
Traffic in the town of Mengla
Location of Mengla County (pink) within Xishuangbanna Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Location of Mengla County (pink) within Xishuangbanna Prefecture (yellow) and Yunnan
Mengla County is located in Yunnan
Mengla County
Mengla County
Location of the seat in Yunnan
Coordinates (Mengla government): 21°27′32″N 101°33′50″E / 21.459°N 101.564°E / 21.459; 101.564Coordinates: 21°27′32″N 101°33′50″E / 21.459°N 101.564°E / 21.459; 101.564
CountryPeople's Republic of China
GB/T 2260 CODE[1]532823
 • Total7,056 km2 (2,724 sq mi)
 • Total194,360
 • Density28/km2 (71/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0691[2]
1Yunnan Statistics Bureau [1]
2Xishuangbanna Gov. [2]
3Yunnan Portal [3]

Mengla County (simplified Chinese: 勐腊县; traditional Chinese: 猛臘縣; pinyin: Měnglà Xiàn; Tai Lue: ᨾᩮᩨ᩠ᨦᩃᩢᩣ Mueang La; Lao: ເມືອງລ້າThai: เมืองล้า) is a county under the jurisdiction of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, in far southern Yunnan province, China. Meng is a variation of Mueang.


"Mongla", "Mengla" and "Meungla" are different romanizations of the same Tai word. Thus, to differentiate Mengla County in China and Mong La Township in Myanmar, the locals call the former Greater Mengla/Mongla while the latter Lesser Mongla/Mengla.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Menglang County has 8 towns and 2 townships.

  • 8 Towns: Mengla (勐腊镇), Mengpeng (勐捧镇), Mengman (勐满镇), Menglun (勐仑镇), Mohan (磨憨镇), Mengban (勐伴镇), Guanlei (关累镇), and Yiwu (易武镇)
  • 2 Ethic Townships: Yi Xiangming (象明彝族乡) and Yao Yaoqu (瑶区瑶族乡)


Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is located in Menglun in Mengla County, covering an area of more than 1000 ha. Over 13,000 species of tropical plants are preserved in its 35 living collections.[3]

The last Indochinese tiger in the wild in China is believed to have been killed near Mengla in 2009. The perpetrator is believed to have been sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for this.[citation needed]

A tiny frog, Raorchestes menglaensis (known as the Zhishihe's bubble-nest frog or Mengla small treefrog) is only known from its type locality, Zhishihe in Mengla County.[4]


Mengla has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa) with strong monsoonal influences. Summer is long and there is virtually no "winter" as such; instead, there is a dry season (December thru April) and wet season (May thru October). The coolest month is December, averaging 16.3 °C (61.3 °F), while the warmest is June, at 25.5 °C (77.9 °F); the annual mean is 21.8 °C (71.2 °F). However, high temperatures reach their peak in April before the onset of the monsoon from the Indian Ocean.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-02-21. Retrieved 2009-01-29.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b "Area Code and Postal Code in Yunnan Province". Archived from the original on 2007-11-07. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
  3. ^ "Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden". Chinese Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 December 2013.
  4. ^ Frost, Darrel R. (2013). "Raorchestes menglaensis (Kou, 1990)". Amphibian Species of the World 5.6, an Online Reference. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 9 November 2013.

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