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Ximeng Overview

Geographical Location

Ximeng Wa Autonomous County(西盟佤族自治县) was established in March 5, 1965, it is inhabited by the Wa border counties of Yunnan Province, Pu'er City (formerly Simao, was renamed in 2007) administer the county, located in the southwestern border province, adjacent to the west and Myanmar. It is 625 kilometers away from the provincial capital Kunming, Pu'er City 225 kilometers; the border line is 89.33 kilometers.


Ximeng Va Autonomous County (西盟佤族自治县) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. Wa/Va people is the main inhabitants here. Wa language is common here.The Ximeng (西盟) county seat is small and one runs out of things to do there quickly, especially when there is no festival. However, getting out of town and exploring the countryside provides plenty of interesting diversions.

Administrative Division

Ximeng Va Autonomous County consists of 2 towns and 5 townships: Mengsuo Town(勐梭镇), Mengka Town (勐卡镇),  Wenggake Township (翁嘎科乡), Lisuo Lahu Township(力所拉祜族乡), Yuesong Township(岳宋乡), Xinchang Township(新厂乡), Zhongke Township(中课乡).

Ethnic Groups

The minority population of Ximeng County is 8.39 million in 2010, of which, the Wa population is 68.87 percent of the total population, as well as other ethnic Yi彝, Bai白, Dai傣, Zhuang壮, Miao苗, Hui回, Lisu傈僳, Lahu拉祜, Wa佤,  Naxi纳西, Yao瑶, Tibetan藏, Jingpo景颇, Blang布朗, Buyi布依, Achang阿昌, Hani哈尼, Pumi普米, Nu怒, Jino基诺, De'ang德昂, Dulong独龙 etc.

Ximeng Womous County in Pu’er Prefecture

Ximeng County
Autonomous county
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Characters西盟佤族自治县
 • PinyinXīméng wǎzú Zìzhìxiàn
Location of Ximeng County (pink) and Pu'er Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
Location of Ximeng County (pink) and Pu'er Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China

Ximeng County is located in Yunnan

Ximeng County

Ximeng County

Location within Yunnan, China
Coordinates: 22°45′N 99°29′E
GB/T 2260 CODE530829
 • Total1,391 km2 (537 sq mi)
Elevation1,214 m (3,983 ft)
 • Total81,596
 • Density59/km2 (150/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code665700
Area code(s)0879
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