Shilin County Overview

‣ Basic Information of Shilin County

● Chinese Name: 石林县

● Key Words: the Stone Forest

Altitude:1,700 meters—1,950 meters

● Population: 251,000

Average Temperature:14°C

‣ Administrative Division of Shilin County

Up to the end of 2013, Shilin County has jurisdiction 1 subdistrict, 3 towns and 1 township, respectively: Lufu Subdistrict(鹿阜街道), Changhu Town(长湖镇), Guishan Town(圭山镇), Xijiekou Town(西街口镇), Dake Township(大可乡).

‣ Geography

Shilin County is located in the southern part of East Yunnan Karst, west for the red plateau in central Yunnan, eastward, and south across the Panjiang River into the karst area of eastern and southern Yunnan.

‣ Climate

Shilin county is a low latitude plateau mountain monsoon climate, four seasons spring, abundant rainfall, humid climate, long frost free period, more clouds, less sunshine. Annual average temperature 16.3 ℃, annual average rainfall of 939.5 millimeters, annual average 2096.8 hours of sunshine, annual average wind speed 2.1 meters/seconds.

‣ The Best Time to Go

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

‣ Transportation

With Shilin County's rapid economic development and gradually promoting facilities, the transportation is becoming more and more convenient.

‣ Economy

In 2011, Shilin County achieved 4.46455 billion yuan of gross national product, an increase of 16.1 yuan. In terms of industry, the added value of the primary industry was 1.19493 billion yuan, an increase of 9 yuan; the added value of the secondary industry was 1.39789 billion yuan, an increase of 28.775 yuan; and the added value of the tertiary industry was 1.87173 billion yuan, an increase of 12.4 yuan. The third industrial structure is 26.8: 31.3: 41.9.

‣ Festival

With a long history, Shilin County enjoys lots of unique located festivals and activities, such as Flower Street Festival, Hunting God Festival and Dragon Boat Festival.