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Yanshan Overview

Geography position

Yanshan County (砚山县; pinyin: Yànshān Xiàn) is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China. Yanshan County is a county of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture,it stands on the southeast of Yunnan Province and the midwest of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. Yanshan locates north latitude (23°19′—23°59′)、east longitude(103°35′—104°45′).Connecting with the Guangnan County in the east,the Xichou County in the west and adjacent to the Qiubei County in the north,bodering with Kaiyuan and Mengzi County which belong to Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Precture.311km to the east Luokou Village,35km to the south city-the capital of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture,326km to the north city-Kunming. 107km from east to west in the Yanshan County,70km from north to south.It accounts for 3826.57km of its total land area.Yan shan county is located in the middle of southeast Yunnan karst plateau, High terrain northwest and low southeast.Geomorphic types as the mountains, hills, basins.There are 35 basin area  more than 3000 mu of bazi 35, among them or bazi 275000 Chinese acres, is one of the eight bazi in yunnan province. Township in the highest elevation of asher yi lu village all ethnic affairs horse the steep slope up to 2263 meters, the lowest elevation to eight honk township river junction, 1080 meters into the west county, the county, 1540 meters above sea level.


Yanshan county in southwest China's Yunnan Province. Yanshan County,get the name since the mountain is picturesque and the shape is like a stone near the town "Yanshan county is located in the southeast of  Yunnan province .There are Han ,ZHuang, Yi, Miao, Hui, Yao and other nationalities living Yanshan county .The main science spots including : Yuxian Lake (砚山浴仙湖), Ameng Conference site(阿猛会议遗址), Jiayi Martyr Palace (稼依烈士宫), Ting Lake(听湖).

Yuxian Lake is situated in Yanshan County of Wenshan Prefecture. Being 1,500 meters above the sea level, Yuxian Lake is 2.7 km long and 2.25 km wide, covering 2.27 square kilometers. The average depth of the lake is 7 meters; and the deepest place is 14 meters. Particularly, there are three isles in the middle of the lake. Yuxian Lake scenic area integrates seductive natural landscapes and exotic ethnic cultures. 

Administrative Divisions

Till 2014,Yanshan county jurisdiction over 4 townships ,7 villages (4 nationality villages): Jiangna Township(江那镇)、Pingyuan Township (平远镇)、Jiayi toenshp(稼依镇)、Ameng township(阿猛镇)Ashe Yi village(阿舍彝族乡)、Weimo YiVillage(维末彝族乡)、Panlong Yi village(盘龙彝族乡)、Baga village(八嘎乡)Zhela Village(者腊乡)、Bener village(蚌峨乡)、Ganhe Yi village(干河彝族乡).


Ethnic  group

The main minorities in Yanshan county are Yi (彝族0、ai(白族),Dai(傣族) Zhuang(壮族)、Miao(苗族)、Hui(回族)、Lisu(僳僳族)、Lahu(拉祜族)、Wa(佤族)、Naxi(纳西族)、Yao(瑶族)、Zang(藏族)、Jingo(景颇族)、布朗族(Bulang)、布依族(Buyi)、Achang(阿昌)Hani(哈尼)、Pumi(普米族)、Mengguo(蒙古族)、Nu(怒族)、Jinuo(基诺德)Man(满族)、Dulong (独龙族).


     Yanshan County

Location of Yanshan County (pink) and Wenshan Prefecture (yellow) within Yunnan province of China
  Location of Yanshan County (pink) and Wenshan Prefecture   (yellow) within Yunnan province of China








 • Total

3,888 km2 (1,501 sq mi)


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 • Density

110/km2 (290/sq mi)

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