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Gejiu City Overview

Geographical Location

 Gejiu is located on top of a mountain to the north of the Honghe valley, which flows from Tibetto Vietnam. To the south-west in this valley is Nansha, which lies directly below the town of Yuanyang. To the north-west lies Jianshui, and to the north JijieMengzi lies 12 miles to the East. The town is located in a crater-like depression around a lake on top of a mountain. The main road enters the town from the north through a thin pass. To the east and west are steep cliffs. Those to the west are too steep to inhabit, however extensive new construction along the eastern side has created many new districts.

 

Introduction

Gejiu city is a county-level city of China Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture, an area of 1587 square kilometers, population 453,300 (2014), known as "one of the most livable city." Gejiu county is the production of tin-based and production of lead, zinc, copper and other non-ferrous metallurgical industrial city, is world-renowned "tin can." In a famous local produce tin, tin mining history of about 2000, is China's largest production base of tin, is also the world's first production of tin base.

 

Administrative Division

Gejiu enjoys one municipal streets, seven towns, 2 townships: city streets城区街道, Ticheng town锡城镇, Shadian Town沙甸镇, Jijie town鸡街镇, Datun Town 大屯镇,Laochang town老厂镇, Kafang town卡房镇, Manhao town蔓耗镇、, JiashaTown贾沙乡, Baohe Town 保和乡

Ethnic Groups

The populace is primarily Han Chinese, however minorities such as the Muslim HuiDai from the nearby Honghe valley, and Hani from the surrounding mountains are also present.

Hani people(哈尼族)Luobi 罗碧  Luomian 罗缅  Awu 阿邬  Haoni 豪尼   GuohongDuoni 多尼/堕尼     Baihong 白宏  Asong 阿松

Han Chinese(汉族)

The Hani and Yi, the creators of the monumental rice terraced mountains which have made Yuanyang famous, are the original inhabitants of these regions. Both their languages belong to the Tibeto-Burman group. Their villages can mainly be found between 1300 to 1600 metres above sea level.

 

 Gejiu county

Location within China

Coordinates: 23°22′N 103°09′E

Country

China

Province

Yunnan

Prefecture

Honghe

Area

 • Total

1,587 km2 (613 sq mi)

Population

 • Total

390,000

 • Density

250/km2 (640/sq mi)

Postal code

661000

Area code(s)

0873

Website

http://www.gjjw.gov.cn/

 


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