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Weixi Overview

Geographical Location

Weixi Lisu Autonomous County is located in the northwest of Yunnan Province, east longitude 98 degrees 54 '34' between ~99 degrees, 26 degrees north latitude 53 degrees 02 '~28'.County is located in the world natural heritage" Sanjiang and flow "Hinterland, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Southwest, East and Shangri-La County across the river, south-east border with Lijiang in ERON County, south of Nu River and Lanping county is connected, Fugong Gongshan County, West and north of Nu River, and Deqin County Join Weixi Lisu Autonomous County in the East largest span 70 kilometers, north-south vertical distance of 122 kilometers, the total area of 4661 square kilometers.

Weixi Lisu Autonomous County in Sanjiang county and flow zone. Yunling mountains east of the Jinsha River, west of the Lancang River, extending from north to south, cutting sharp, forceful momentum; lineong stands between the Lancang River and Nu River, towering peaks, rolling, forming a natural barrier. The terrain change radically, from the south to the north of the ladder ". County is located in the northwest of the check Buduo GA peak, 4800 meters above sea level, is the highest elevation of the county, the county is located in the south of the Lancang River and the intersection of Jasper River, 1380 meters above sea level, is the lowest elevation. In the county, the mountain at an elevation of 3000 meters above the total of 164 cities, the terrain North South width is narrow, the average elevation of 2340 meters, 2320 meters above sea level and county town.  

The complex and diverse landforms, mountains, Kawa Tani, shanjianxiao basin and alpine fold fault depression, dry lake sediments or meadow, due to water erosion and weathering, landform is often split, forming a typical "V" type of landforms. There are uneven distribution, ranging from the size of the slope, alluvial and ice deposits, formed various Valley and alpine grassland, forest, valley composition platforms of varying height, alluvial fan and beach.  


Weixi Lisu Autonomous County of Yunnan Province Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture One of the under the jurisdiction of the county, the county is located in the northwest of Yunnan province. Since the Eastern Han Dynasty, Tang Yilai, here is part of Chinese southwest, Northwest Yunnan Xinjiang prevention stronghold, is the gateway to India, Burma, Tibet of the transportation channel, and is a collection of ancient Yunnan "tea horse". 

By the end of 2014, jurisdiction over 3 towns, 7 townships in Weixi County, a total of 3 communities, 79 village. At the end of 2012, Weixi Lisu Autonomous County a total population of 154127 people, including: agricultural population of 137717 people, accounting for 89.35% of the total population. In 2012, Weixi Lisu Autonomous County GDP reached 2656730000 yuan, one or two, three industrial added value accounted for 14.79:32.93:52.28.

1 The origin

From Tang Dynasty to Song Dynasty, the county belonged to Tibet, Nanzhao, "Dali's jurisdiction".

Yuan Yuan fourteen years, 1277, the Linxi County, as the county for the beginning.

The establishment of the Ming Dynasty, Linxi county still continued.

As of 1468, after four years, more than a hundred years, Lijiang chieftain Mu and soldiers for the battle of Linxi, battle of Linxi County, to Wanli, 1573 to 1620, Lijiang military government governance throughout the return of weixi.

Five years of emperor Yong Zheng, 1727, chieftain, Weixi built hall, east across the territory of Jinsha River, north of the Tibet Mangkam County, west of Nu River, northwest Longjiang and extends to the independence, including Shangri-La, Deqin Weixi County today, four counties and five Gongshan, Fugong Jing xiang. At the beginning of jurisdiction of the Heqing Department of weixi.

Qianlong twenty-one years, in 1756 after the government is Lijiang.  

In two years, 1913, located in Weixi County, Deqin, Fugong, Yama has set aside.

Thirty-seven years, in 1948, the office of the chief inspector in the county had set up thirteenth.

In May 12, 1949, the CPC party organization under the leadership of Weixi people's armed uprising, the overthrow of the Kuomintang government in Weixi County, established a temporary government. In October 1st of the same year, the formal establishment of Weixi County People's government, Lijiang area jurisdiction. In 1957 under the Diqing Tibetan Autonomous prefecture.

In June 11, 1985, the State Council approved the revocation of Weixi Lisu Autonomous County, the establishment of Weixi County, Autonomous County People's government was formally established in October 13th of the same year, still belong to Di Qingzhou .

In 1961 five habitat area was placed under the Zhongdian County, the county Shangri-La.

In December 8, 1965 10, Sixth District of Lanping County, Nu River commune, a total of 115 production teams, 1950 households, 8071 people, under the Lisu Autonomous County of weixi.

In 2001, jurisdiction over 1 towns, 9 townships in Weixi Lisu Autonomous County town, township, and branches: Tacheng Township, Yongchun Township, White Township, Bardi Township, Ji Xun Xiang Ge Xiang pan, CommScope day, Township Road, Providence township.

In July 23, 2002, the Yunnan provincial government approved the construction of the town of Tacheng Township Village Township, the withdrawal of the rural town of vb.  

Administrative Division

By the end of 2014, jurisdiction over 3 towns, 7 townships in Weixi Lisu Autonomous County and town, Spring town Yongchun Township, town, tower, pan Ge Xiang days, White Township Economic Dispatch CommScope, township, Bardi Township, Township Road, Providence Township, a total of 3 neighborhood committees, 79 village committees.  

TownThe measure of areaThe population (2006)Zip codeThe jurisdiction of the villageResident town government
Bao He Zhen14 square kilometers9800 people674600Under the jurisdiction of 3 neighborhood committees, 1 Village CommitteesCross the street
Spring town463 square kilometers10400 people674605Jurisdiction 8 Village CommitteesYe Zhi
Tower town807 square kilometers14700 people674609Jurisdiction 7 Village Committees


Yongchun Xiang662 square kilometers31300 people674601Jurisdiction 13 village committeesYongchun
Ge Xiang pan day282 square kilometers15500 people674602Jurisdiction 8 Village CommitteesJie Ju
White Ji Xun Xiang593 square kilometers5400 people674603Jurisdiction 11 Village CommitteesBai Jixun
CommScope Xiang497 square kilometers9800 people674604Jurisdiction 9 Village CommitteesKang Pu
Bardi Xiang601 square kilometers7200 people674606Jurisdiction 6 Village CommitteesBardi
Township Road337 square kilometers10100 people674608Jurisdiction 7 Village CommitteesChuang-tzu
Providence Township409 square kilometers13500 people674607Jurisdiction 9 Village CommitteesProvidence

Distribution of ethnic minorities

Weixi Lisu Autonomous County of the Lisu nationality mainly live in the high mountains and steep slopes, the living environment is relatively poor mountainous areas and semi mountainous areas, better hydrothermal conditions of the Lancang River, Jinsha River River and valley area are mainly Bai, Naxi, Tibetan and Han ethnic distribution. According to the administrative division, county and town is the main settlements of the Han nationality, Yongchun Township and branches, Miller Zhen Zi Li plain, 3 village, town, Heini tower Kai village and 2 days are climbing Ge Xiang Ju Cun Wei will Naxi is relatively concentrated, and Bardi Township and town of Tacheng is two a Township in the county of Tibetan wide distribution. The dispersed and mixed, mostly known as "nyama" of the Bai nationality branch, the main settlements are small, Fuchuan, Providence Providence Township, Austin, Los Tuo Bei Dian 5 village and Township Road, Bai He Cun Wei Ji Xiang Gong Xun Xiang Le Cun Wei Hui, Yongchun branch, chrysanthemum, drag LAN Yong Village and 3 days are pan Ge Xiang Ju Cun Wei Bai distribution will also have. In addition, in the town of Heini, Ke tower the two village is the Naxi branch "Mary Ma to live".  


Lisu is dizu descent, is a Tibeto Burman language belong to the Yi branch, Sino Tibetan Tibeto burman. Lisu is mainly engaged in agriculture. It is a monogamous marriage. The dress features Lisu women wearing embroidered blouses, linen dress, wearing a red and white material like pearl, coral, shells and other accessories; man wearing a short, outside a linen coat, zuoyao saber, hang Youyao arrow package. Traditional festivals have even wider Festival, have the Spring Festival, Arbor Day, harvest festival.  

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