Southwest China

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The southwestern People's Republic of China region.

Southwest China (Chinese: 西南; pinyin: Xīnán) is a region of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the municipality of Chongqing; provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou; and the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Administrative divisions

Provinces
Name Chinese (S) pinyin Abbreviation Provincial capital Chinese pinyin List of county-level divisions
Guizhou 贵州 Guìzhōu 黔 qián or 贵 guì Guiyang 贵阳 Guìyáng List of county-level divisions
Sichuan 四川 Sìchuān 川 chuān or 蜀 shǔ Chengdu 成都 Chéngdū List of county-level divisions
Yunnan 云南 Yúnnán 滇 diān or 云 yún Kunming 昆明 Kūnmíng List of county-level divisions
Municipalities
Provinces governed by the People's Republic of China
Name Chinese (S) pinyin Abbreviation List of county-level divisions
Chongqing 重庆 Chóngqìng 渝 yú List of administrative divisions
Autonomous Region
Name Chinese (S) pinyin Local name Abbreviation Provincial capital Chinese pinyin Local name List of county-level divisions
Tibet 西藏 Xīzàng བོད་རང་སྐྱོང་ལྗོངས 藏 zàng Lhasa 拉萨 Lāsà ལྷ་ས་ List of county-level divisions

Southwest China is populated, but not as heavily as north China. It is fertile and rich in soil.