Yunnan is a landlocked province in the southwest of the People’s Republic of China. The Map of Yunnan Province covers an area of over 390,000 square kilometers, with a population of 48.3 million (as of 2018). The capital city of Yunnan Province is Kunming. The province shares borders with Guizhou, Sichuan, autonomous regions of Guangxi, and Tibet as well as Southeast Asian countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar.
Yunnan is a mountainous area, with high elevations in the northwest and low elevations in the southeast. In the west, the altitude can vary from the mountain peaks to river valleys by as much as 3,000 meters (9,800 ft). Yunnan is rich in natural resources and has the largest diversity of plant life in China. Yunnan encourages an all-around development in farming, forestry, animal husbandry, sideline occupations, and fishery. Yunnan’s tobacco-producing leads in China.
Yunnan was the territory of State Dian in ancient times. It came to be known as Nanzhao in the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and Dali in the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Yunnan Province was formally proclaimed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), which has remained unchanged until now.
Political Map of Yunnan Province
Yunnan Province is located on the southwest of Yungui Plateau, southwest of China. It covers an area of over 390,000 square kilometers. The Political Map of Yunnan Province shares borders with Guizhou, Sichuan, autonomous regions of Guangxi, and Tibet as well as Southeast Asian countries: Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar. The capital city of Yunnan Province is Kunming.
Geography Map of Yunnan Province
Yunnan’s terrain gradually descends from the northwest to the southeast and mountains and hills take up 90% of its total area. Major mountains are Mt. Gaoligong, Mt. Nu, and Mt. Yun Ling in the west and Mt. Wulian Feng, Mt. Wumeng Shan in the northeast. Majar rivers are Jinsha River, Lancang River, Yuan River and Nu River.
The climate on the plateau is mild all year round. However, a sudden rain will bring in winter. The annual average temperature of the province is between 4-24C, while that of many regions is around 15C. The average annual precipitation of the province is between 600-2300mm.
Transportation Map of Yunnan Province
The Transportation Map of Yunnan Province is served by numerous transport modes and its transport hub is its capital, Kunming. Yunnan is served by several civilian airports and a major highway and rail network. The province is served by a network of bus routes that radiates from the capital city, Kunming. Road construction in Yunnan continues unabated: over the last years, the province has added more new roads than any other province.