Qilin District Overview

1.Basic information

Chineses name: 麒麟

Location: East of Yunnan 

Language: Southwestern Mandarin - Yunnan Dialect

Population: 758,000

Nationalities: Han, Yi, Miao, Hui

Area: 1552.83 square kilometers

Zip code: 655000

Area code: 0874

2.Geographical Location

It is located to the East of Yunnan Provice. It situates close to Fuyuan county in the East, and Luoping county, Luliang county in the South, with Malong county close to the West, Zhanyi in the North. It covers a area of 1552.83 square kilometres, with a distance of 136km to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan.


The jurisdiction covers an area of 1552.84 square kilometers. At the end of 2013, the resident population was 758,000. The terrain is high in the east and west, low in the north and south, and mountains, valleys, hills intertwine. The city is 1,875 meters above sea level. The Guizhou-Kunming Railway, the 320 National Highway and the 326 National Highway are radially distributed. The mineral resources of Qilin District mainly include coal, phosphorus, iron, porcelain clay and gypsum. In 2013, the regional GDP (GDP) of the Qilin District was 49.43 billion yuan. Places of historic interest and scenic spots include the Cuanbaozi Tablet, the 37th General League Monument, the Eighth Tower Ancient Tombs of Zhu Subdistrict, the Xiaoxiang Lake and the Source of Pearl River Scenic Area. In 2013, it was selected as one of the top ten livable cities in China.


 In the second year of the Western Han Dynasty (109 BC), Wei County was subordinated to Yizhou Prefecture. During the Tianbao period of Tang Dynasty to the Three Kingdoms and Shuhan period, the county was under the Jianning Prefecture, Jiangdu Governor, Ningzhou Prefecture, and Nanning Prefecture. After Hubilie destroying the Dali Kingdom, in 1256, the Shicheng thousand households were set up. In the 13th year of Yuanzhiyuan (1276), the Shicheng thousand households were changed to Nanning Prefecture. In the 22nd year of the Yuan Dynasty (1285), Nanning Prefecture was changed to Nanning County. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it belonged to Qujing House, and Nanning is under the rule of the government. In the second year of the Republic of China (1913), Nanning County was changed to Qujing County.

5.Administrative Division

At the end of year 2013, Qilin District contains 13 subdistricts, 3 towns, which are: Nanning subdistrict(南宁街道), Jianning subdistrict(建宁街道), Liaokuo subdistrict(寥廓街道), Baishijiang subdistrict(白石江街道), Yining subdistrict(益宁街道), Taihe subdistrict(太和街道), Xiaoxiang subdistrict(潇湘街道), Wenhua subdistrict(文华街道), Sanbao subdistrict(三宝街道), Zhujie subdistrict(珠街街道), Yanjiang subdistrict(沿江街道), Xicheng subdistrict(西城街道), Cuifeng subdistrict(翠峰街道), Ciying town(茨营镇), Dongshan town(东山镇), Yuezhou town(越州镇).

6.Ethnic Groups

There're Yi, Bai, Dai, Zhuang, Miao, Hui, Lisu, Lahu, Wa, Naxi, Yao, Zang, Jingpo, Bulang, Buyi, Achang, Hani, Xibo, Pumi, Menggu, Nu, Jnuo, Deang, Shui, Man, Dulong ethnic groups, with a population of 33373.


Qinlin District is a tropical monsoon climate in the north subtropical region. Summer is not hot, and winter is cold, but you can clearly feel the dry and wet season. The annual average temperature is 14.5 degrees, and the average rainfall is 1008 millimeters, the average snowfall day is 6 days, the average sunshine is 2096 hours, and the average wind speed is 2.7 m / sec. There are drought, flood, hail, frost, chilling damage, tornadoes and other disastrous weather sometimes.

8.Best time to visit

People can go to Qilin district in every season, and every season has its unique sceneries. The weather is good for people to pay a visit in Qilin district.


Qilin district has a convenient transportation system. There are long-distance buses, trains, taxis, buses and minibus for people to get out and around.


Qilin people are outgoing and they like to except the outside culture and try them best to make the different cultures meld with each other. At the same time, their food cultures have been colorful and they create many new products.

11.Top Attractions

There are many Qilin attractions for people to visit such as Qujing Cultural and Sports Park, Cuifeng Mountain, The Source of Pearl River Square, Liaokuo Mountain Forest Park, Miaoshan Mountain Forest Park, Cuifeng Ancient Temple, Baishajiang River and Qilin Park, Qujing Mausoleum of Red Army Martyrs, Baishijiang Ancient Battlefield, Liaohu and Baitangpo Revolutionary Martyrs, Dongshan Revolutionary Martyrs, Sanyuangong Memorial Hall of The Red Army’s Long March, Shicheng Association Tablet and Batatai Ancient Tombs.