Minnan region

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Minnan

闽南/閩南
From top: Xiamen's CBD, Xiamen University, colonial houses on Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, beach on Gulangyu Island, and Haicang Bridge
From top: Xiamen's CBD, Xiamen University, colonial houses on Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, beach on Gulangyu Island, and Haicang Bridge
Coordinates: 25°00′N 118°00′E / 25.0°N 118.0°E / 25.0; 118.0Coordinates: 25°00′N 118°00′E / 25.0°N 118.0°E / 25.0; 118.0
Country China
ProvinceFujian
Cities
Area
 • Total25,806.3 km2 (9,963.9 sq mi)
Population
 • Total~17,049,863 (2,010)
Demonym(s)Minnan, Banlam, Hoklo

Minnan, Southern Fujian, or Minnan Golden Triangle (simplified Chinese: 闽南金三角; traditional Chinese: 閩南金三角; pinyin: Mǐnnán jīnsānjiǎo; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Bân-lâm kim-saⁿ-kak) refers to the coastal region in southern Fujian Province, China, which includes the prefecture-level cities of Xiamen, Quanzhou and Zhangzhou.[1] The region accounts for 40 percent of the GDP of Fujian province.[2] It is the native homeland of the Hokkien people who speak the Hokkien language or Minnan language, a variety of Southern Min.[3]

G. William Skinner used the term Zhang-Quan (漳泉分区) to describe the region in his physiographic macroregions of China.

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