Weining Yi, Hui, and Miao Autonomous County

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Weining County

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وِنٍْ یِذُو خُوِذُو مِیَوْذُو ذِجِشِیًا
Weining Yi Hui and Miao Autonomous County
Skyline of Weining County
Coordinates (Weining government): 26°52′26″N 104°15′11″E / 26.874°N 104.253°E / 26.874; 104.253Coordinates: 26°52′26″N 104°15′11″E / 26.874°N 104.253°E / 26.874; 104.253
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityBijie
 • Total9,296 km2 (3,589 sq mi)
 • Total1,080,000
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Weining Yi Hui and Miao Autonomous County (simplified Chinese: 威宁彝族回族苗族自治县; traditional Chinese: 威寧彝族回族苗族自治縣; pinyin: Wēiníng Yízú Huízú Miáozú Zìzhìxiàn; Xiao'erjing: وِنٍْ یِذُو خُوِذُو مِیَوْذُو ذِجِشِیًا‬) is a county of Guizhou, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Bijie.

Notable attractions include Majie Ethnic Yi Village (马街彝族村寨) and the relics of Shimenkan church (石门坎教堂). In the early 20th century, the village of Shimenkan was known as the Overseas Heaven and a sacred civilized area due to the contributions by Sam Pollard,a British priest.


Weining has a subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb). The monthly 24-hour mean temperature ranges from 2.4 °C (36.3 °F) in January to 17.7 °C (63.9 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 10.79 °C (51.4 °F). Over two-thirds of the annual rainfall occurs from June to September.

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