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Yuanmou County Overview

Geographical Location


Yuanmou County (元谋县; pinyin: Yuánmóu Xiàn) is located in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province,China.The famous Yuanmou Man was found in Yuanmou County in 1965. Yuanmou Man (simplified Chinese: 元谋人; traditional Chinese: 元謀人; pinyin: Yuánmóu Rén), Homo erectus yuanmouensis, refers to a member of the Homo genus whose remnants, two incisors, were discovered near Danawu Village in Yuanmou County (simplified Chinese: 元谋县; traditional Chinese: 元謀縣; pinyin: Yuánmóu Xiàn) in southwestern province of Yunnan, China. Later, stone artifacts, pieces of animal bone showing signs of human work and ash from campfires were also dug up from the site. The fossils are on display at the National Museum of China, Beijing.

 

 

 

Introduction


Yuanmou County (元谋县) is located in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.Besides the big discovery of Yuanmou Man, Yuanmou County is also famous for its Tulin, which literally means earth forest.It is a natural landscape composed of earth columns or pillars forming like immense forest. The unique landscape was formed by geological movement and soil erosion one or two million years ago. It is named for its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion is earth.There are three scenic areas, which are Wumao Earth Forest, Langbapu Earth Forest and Banguo Earth Forest. Wumao and Langbapu have been developed as scenic areas. Yuanmou Earth Forest has been more and more popular these years.



 

Administrative Division


There are 3 townships and 7 villages : Yuanma township(元马镇)、Huanghua yuan Township(黄瓜园镇)、YangjieTownship(羊街镇)、Laochen village (老城乡)、Pingtian village(平田乡)、Xinhua village(新华乡)Wumao village(、物茂乡)、Jiamgbian village(江边乡)、Jiangyi Village(姜驿乡)、Liangshanvillage(凉山乡).



 

Ethnic Group

Han,Yi, Lisu,maio, Hui,Bai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Yuanmou County

Country

China

Province

Yunnan

Prefecture

Chuxiong

Area

 • Total

2,021 km2 (780 sq mi)

Population

 • Total

210,000

 • Density

100/km2 (270/sq mi)

Postal code

651300

Area code(s)

0878

Website

http://yuanmou.gov.cn/

 

 


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