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Yunnan Province

Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese云南省 (Yúnnán Shěng)
 • Abbreviation滇 or 云/雲 (pinyin: Diān or Yún)
Map shawin the location o Yunnan Province
Map shawin the location o Yunnan Province
Named for云 yún – Yunling Muntains
南 nán – south
"South of the Yunling Mountains"[1]
Lairgest ceetyKunming
Divisions16 prefecturs, 129 coonties, 1565 tounships
 • SecretarBai Enpei
 • GovrenorQin Guangrong
 • Total394100 km2 (152,200 sq mi)
Area rank8t
 • Total45,966,239
 • Rank12t
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Density rank24t
 • Ethnic composeetionHan – 67%
Yi – 11%
Bai – 3.6%
Hani – 3.4%
Zhuang – 2.7%
Dai – 2.7%
Miao – 2.5%
Hui – 1.5%
Tibetan – 0.3%- De'ang(Ta'ang)-0.19%
ISO 3166 codeCN-53
GDP (2011)CNY 875.1 billion
US$ 138.9 billion (24t)
 • per capitaCNY 15,752
US$ 2,327 (30t)
HDI (2008)0.710 (medium) (28t)
Website (Simplified Chinese)
Semplifeed Cheenese
Tradeetional Cheenese
Hanyu PinyinYúnnán
Leeteral meaninSouth of the clouds [2]

Yunnan (simplifeed Cheenese: ; traditeeonal Cheenese: ; pinyin: Yúnnán; IPA: [y̌nnǎn] ( listen)) is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, locatit in the far soothwast o the kintra spannin approximately 394,000 square kilometer (152,000 sq mi) an wi a population o 45.7 million (2009). The caipital o the province is Kunming. The province borders Burma, Laos, an Vietnam.

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  1. (in Cheenese) Origin of the Names of China's Provinces, People's Daily Online.
  2. This is to be taken only literally, and as explained abuin, the real origin of the provincial name is different.

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