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Geographical Location

Nanjian Yi Autonomous County (南涧彝族自治县; pinyin: Nánjiàn yízú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China.The whole county covers an area of 1731 square kilometers and about 103 kilometers away from Dali City and 356 kilometers away from Kunming.


Introduction

Nanjian Yi Autonomous County is a county in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture located in the southwestern province of Yunnan, China. The Yi ethnic minority is reputed as a nation with a long history and splendid culture within South Western China. According to the fifth national census shown in 2000, the Yi ethnic minority has a population of 7,762,286. It also has several branches. Traditional festivals of the Yi ethnic minority include the Torch and Chahua festivals. Other festivals such as Saichuan festival (a festival during which people dress in beautiful clothes and enter into fashion competitions), and Shiyue Nian (the traditional spring festival for the Yi ethnic group held on October) are also well worth participating in.


Administrative  Division

Nanjian County is under Dali Countys jurisdiction.There are

5 towns and 3 townships in Yunlong. Towns:Nanjian (南涧镇), Baohua (宝华镇), Xiaowandong (小湾东镇), Gonglang (公郎镇), Wuliang (无量镇),  Bixi (碧溪乡), Leqiu (乐秋乡), Yongcui (拥翠乡).


Ethnic Groups

The major ethnic groups are Han,Yi,Hui,Bai,Miao,Lisu,Dai,Hui.

Nanjian County
Location of Nanjian County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Nanjian County (pink) and Dali Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
CountryChina
ProvinceYunnan
PrefectureDali
Area
 • Total1,731.63 km2 (668.59 sq mi)
Population
 • Total217,604
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Postal code675700
Area code(s)0872
Websitehttp://nj.dali.gov.cn/



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