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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)
Websitehttp://www.yn.gov.cn (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 Archived 2016-04-27 at the Wayback Machine, 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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