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Daguan Overview

Geographical Location

Daguan county(大关县) is located in the northeast of Yunnan province, the nuclear region of Zhaotong city. It is 69 kilometers away from its’ Administrative Branch- Zhaotong and 534 kilometers away from Kunming. Daguan county bordering Yanjin county in the northeast, Yiliang county in the southeast, Zhaotong city in the south and Yongshan county in the northwest. It stretches 43.7 kilometers from east to west and 73.2 kilometers from north to south, and the geographical area is 1692 square kilometers with the population of 270 thousand.


Dahuan county is one of the producing area of raw lacquer in Yunnan province. It is abundant in hydro-enenrgy, coal and other specialties. It also teems with flue-cured tobacco and Eucommia ulmoidies(杜仲)-a kind of nourishing medicinal material. The mountains in Daguan county belongs to Himalayas Wumeng mountain range and Wulian mountain range. The main peak have 73 mountains, among them , 37 mountains belongs to Wumeng mountain range, the altitude is 1764-2785 meters, 36 mountains belongs to Wulian Montain range , the elevation is 1716-2656. There are 137 scenic spots in Daguan county, including Huanlianhe waterfall , Qinglong karst cave, Luohanba virgin forest , Sanjiangkou natural reserved area, Yuntaishan ancient path post tourism resource, the total area is about 220 square kilometers. Among them, the State AA grade Huanglian River Scenic area is of 107 square kilometers, there are 47 waterfall inside the scenic spot ,it enjoys the reputation of “the Hometown of Waterfall”.

Administrative Division

Daguan county administrators 8 towns and 1 ethnic township: Cuihua town(翠华镇),Yuwan town(玉碗镇), Jili town(吉利镇), Tianxing town(天星镇), Mugan town(木杆镇), Yuele town(悦乐镇), Gaoqiao town(高桥镇) and Shang Gaoqiao Hui People, Yi People and Miao People township(上高桥回族彝族苗族乡)

Ethnic Groups ]

Like many other places in Yunnan province, Daguan county has many ethnic groups in its’ area, and Hui People, Miao People, Yi People are dominant. Except these groups, there are still 19 different minorities, like Zang People, Zhuang People, Dai People and so on. 

Daguan county in Yunnan province

Daguan County
Location of Daguan County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Daguan County (pink) and Zhaotong Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
PrefectureZhaotong City
 • Total1,802 km2 (696 sq mi)
 • Total260,000
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Postal code657400
Area code(s)0870

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