Huaping County Overview

1. Basic Information

● Chinese Name: 华坪县

● Area: 2200 square kilometer

● Population: 173200(2015)

● Zip code: 674800

● Dialing code: (+86) 0888 

● Altitude: 1015 m-3198 m

2. Location

Located on the north bank of the middle section of the Jinsha river in northwest Yunnan province, Huaping County takes the geographic coordinates of 26 ° 21 '- 26 ° 58' north latitude and l00 ° 59 '- 101 ° 31' east longitude. It borders Panzhihua of Sichuan province in the east, Chuxiong in the south, Lijiang city in the west and Lugu Lake in the north. The county seat is 420 kilometers from the provincial capital Kunming, 220 kilometers from the Lijiang municipal government, 70 kilometers from the center of Panzhihua city of Sichuan province and 54 kilometers from the Geliping Railway Station of Chengdu-Kunming rail line.

3. Administrative Division

Huaping County has jurisdiction over 3 towns and 5 ethnic townships including 51 villages, 10 communities, 899 groups of people. The government sits in Zhongxin Town.

3 Towns: Zhongxin Town(中心镇), Rongjiang Town(荣将镇), Xingquan Town(兴泉镇)

5 Ethnic Townships: Shilongba Yi and Dai Ethnic Township(石龙坝彝族傣族乡), Xinzhuang Lisu and Dai Ethnic Township(新庄傈僳族傣族乡), Tongda Lisu Ethnic Township(通达傈僳族乡), Yongxing Lisu Ethnic Township(永兴傈僳族乡), Chuanfang Lisu and Dai Ethnic Township(船房傈僳族傣族乡)

4. Climate

Huaping county is a typical South subtropical valley climate. The temperature and rainfall change with the elevation of the terrain, and the three-dimensional distribution is more prominent. Annual average temperature is 19.8 ℃, annual average rainfall is 870 mm, annual average relative humidity is 60%, and the annual frost-free period was 303.2 days.

5. People

At the end of 2015, the total population of Huaping county was 173,200. There are 26 minorities including Han, Lisu, Yi, Dai, Hui and Miao.

6. Best Time to Visit

Huaping County is suitable to travel all year round.

7. Features

• Huaping Three Specialities: The three famous food in Huaping County is Youdi(meaning in the bottom of oil) Meat, Pasha worm and turtledove vegetable.

• Profound Ethnic Culture: There are 5 ethnic township located in Huaping County where you can deeply experience the ethnic culture.

• Mango: Huaping County is the largest mango production county in Yunnan province.

8. Things to Do

The top attractions located in Huaping County are Dragon Palace Cave, Fairy Cave, Dishuiyan Waterfall, Huluping Cave, Wuping Reservior, etc. If you're tired of crowded place, the ethnic townships around are also good places to explore the local culture.

9. History

According to historical records, Huaping has a history of 20,000 years. Emperor Wu of Western Han set up 4 prefectures and Huaping is the county seat of Gufu of Yuejuan prefecture(越隽郡). It was under jurisdiction of Shanju prefecture(善巨郡) during Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms of Qin Dynasty. In Xuantong first year (1909), huaping county was set up.

10. Resource

Huaping County is rich in mineral resources and coal, limestone, bauxite, graphite, dolomite, granite have the mining value. It is one of the country's 200 key coal-producing counties.

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