Yaoan County Overview

1. Basic Information of Yao'an County

● Chinese Name: 姚安县

Altitude: 1,800 meters—2,100 meters

● Population: 197,700

Average Temperature: 15.6°C

2. Administrative Division of Yao'an County

As of 2014, Yao'an County covers an area of 1803 square kilometers with 5 towns and 4 townships: Dongchuan Town(栋川镇), Guanglu Town(光禄镇), Qianchang Town(前场镇), Mixing Town(弥兴镇), Taiping Town(太平镇), Shizhong Township(适中乡), Zuomen Township(左门乡), Guantun Townsship(官屯乡) and Dahekou Township(大河口乡).

3. Geography

Yao 'an is surrounded by mountains and wide in the middle. Yao’an Plain, covering an area of 119 square kilometers, is a typical plateau basin. It is the largest Plain in chuxiong yi prefecture. It is known as "the granary in yunnan".

4. Climate

Yaoan's climate is classified as warm and temperate. In winter, there is much more rainfall than in summer. The climate here is classified as Csb by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature is 17.0 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 908 mm. The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 10 mm. Most precipitation falls in July, with an average of 188 mm.

5. The Best Time to Go

With favorable weather all year round, Yao'an County is a beautiful place worth traveling, especially from March to October-the best time to visit Yao'an when blooming flowers, ripe fruits and festival activities all gather together.

6. Transportation

In 2008, Yao'an County highway opened to 1172 km traffic mileages including 38 km of second-class highway.

7. Culture

Yao'an County attaches great importance to the excavation and protection of traditional ethnic culture, therefore, all ethnic culture in Yao’an are blooming together. Yao'an County has gained the reputation of "the Famous Country of Literature", "the Hometown of Flower Lanterns" and "the Hometown of Meige Culture".

8. Economy

In 2012, Yao'an County realized a GDP of 2.45 billion yuan, with an increase of 12.2% over 2011.

9. Tourism

Yao'an is rich in tourist resources. Yao'an enjoys natural attractions left in different periods, such as Shuiqing Forest Park, Zijiuhai Lake and Jinhe Park. What's more, Yao'an is famous for cultural attractions, such as Yaozhou Dudufu Government House, Lizhi Bridge and Meige Culture Garden.