Huaning County Overview

This is the Huaning overview. Huaning County is the hometown of hot spring, the hometown of Orange and the hometown of earthenware.When people come to Huaning, they must have great time there.

1.Basic Information

Chineses name: 华宁

Location: Middle of Yunnan 

Language: Southwestern Mandarin - Yunnan Dialect

Population: 221,100

Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao, Hui

Area: 1313 square kilometers

Zip code: 652800

Area code: 0877

2.Geographical Location

Huaning(华宁) is a county under the jurisdiction of Yuxi prefecture, Yunnan province. It lies in the south edge of the middle Yunnan lake basins region. Huaning county borders Mile county in the east, Tonghai county in the west, Jianshui county in the south and Chengjiang county in the north. It stretches 34km from east to west, 59km from north to south with the total area of 1313 square kilometers, the mountainous area occupies 89%. The terrain leaps from northwest to southeast. In its’ territory, mountains, hills, basins, valley breaking joint, main river is Nanpan river, Qinglong river, Haikou River and so on, all these rivers belong to Zhujiang river system.


Huaning county is under the jurisdiction of Yuxi prefecture, Yunnan province. It has a population of 215 thousand, Han people occupies 72.8%, Yi people occupies the most percentage of the total population of ethnic groups. Huaning county is abundant in natural resources especially mine, water power, various plants and animals. Recently, Huaning county has made great progress in economic development and other aspects.


Huaning County has a long history. According to the pottery slabs unearthed from the Haijing New Village site in Qinglong Town, humans lived on the east bank of Fuxian Lake in the Neolithic Age. In the sixth year of Hanyuanding(111 BC), Wudan County was established. In January 1950, the government was liberated and the Huaning County People's Government was established. In 1958, it merged with Jixian County and called Tonghai County. In 1959, Huaning County was established.

5.Administrative Division

The jurisdiction of Huaning is over1 subdistrict, 1 ethnic town, and 2 towns.

Ningzhou Sub-district(宁州街道办事处), Panxi town(盘溪镇), Qinglong town(青龙镇), Tonghongdian Yi and Miao township(通红甸彝族苗族乡).

6.Ethnic Groups

Many ethnic minorities inhabit in Huaning county, among them, Yi, Miao and Hani ethnic minorities are dominant.


The average annual rainfall is 880 mm. The least amount of rainfall occurs in January. The average in this month is 11 mm. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in July, with an average of 177 mm. The temperatures are highest on average in June, at around 23.9 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 12.2 °C. The variation in the precipitation between the driest and wettest months is 166 mm. The variation in temperatures throughout the year is 11.7 °C.

8.Best Time to Visit Huaning County

A trip to Huaning is recommended in Summer and Autumn as people can enjoy themselves in different activities and the weather is good.


The transportation of Huaning is relatively developed compared to other cities in Yunnan. You can get there by different ways. There are planes, long-distance buses, trains, taxis, buses and minibus for people to get out and around. The post and telecom industry took a step forward. You can choose minibus or long-distance bus to go to Hongta District in Yuxi, and buses depart to Kunming everyday.


Huaning county is rich in local dishes and delicacies. The eating habits of Han People is influenced by those ethnic minorities in Huaning county. In the county, you can taste many delicious local food, like Huaning pot-stewed chicken, Huaning Fermented bean curd, fiddlehead and so on.

11.Top Attractions

There are some attractions in Huaning County for people to visit, which are Wanyao Village of Ningzhou Subdistrict, Baokang Village of Qinglong Town, Chongmai Village, Haijing Village, Tuozhuo Village, Tonghongdian Yi and Miao Ethnic Town, Ningzhou Park, Wansong Mountain Scenic Area and Jinsuo Ancient Bridge, Bafangshu Mosque, Muche Mosque and Beimen Mosque, Xiangbi Hot Spring and Xiangbishan Hot Spring Forest Park.