Songming County Overview

‣ Basic Information of Songming County

● Chinese Name:嵩明县

● Key Words: the hometown of lanterns

Altitude:1,770 meters—2,840 meters

● Population: 339,700

Average Temperature:14°C

‣ Administrative Division of Songming County

As of 2009, Songming County has jurisdiction over five towns, one township: Songyang Town, Yanglin Town, Xiaojie Town, Niulanjiang Town, Dianyuan Town, Aziying Township.

‣ Geography

The terrain is inclined from northwest to southeast, with mountains and rivers spreading in the north-south direction, which is the mountain valley area of the Yungui Plateau. The northern Liangwangshan main peak, Dajian Mountain, is 2840 meters above sea level, the highest point in the territory; the southeastern Wazi Village is 1770.5 meters above sea level, the lowest point in the territory; and the dam area is about 1896 to 1920 meters above sea level.

‣ Climate

Songming County is located inland, the Yun-Gui Plateau surface edge. The entire climate belongs to the typical temperate zone, the warm temperate zone and the north subtropical mixed climate, the summer is not hot, the winter is not cold. Four seasons are like the spring, the annual average temperature is about 14 ℃, the extreme maximum temperature is 35.7 ℃, the extreme minimum temperature is -15.9 ℃, the annual average frost-free period is 232 days, the annual average rainfall is between 1000-1400 mm, the annual average wind speed is 3.1 m / s, and the southwest wind is the majority.

‣ The Best Time to Go

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

‣ Transportation

Songming County lives in the golden belt of Kunming Qujing Corridor, more than 30 kilometers south of Kunming's main urban area and 22 kilometers from Kunming International New Airport. It is 79 km north of Qujing City, Yunnan Province and 321 km away from Zhaotong City. Songming is an important passage from the Central Plains to Yunnan and a necessary place from northeast Yunnan to the main city of Kunming.

‣ Culture

Songming has 29 provincial and county-level cultural relics protection units, 25 provincial and county-level intangible cultural heritage protection projects, unique folk art style, known as the "hometown of lanterns" and "hometown of dragons and lions". In 2001, Songming lanterns were approved to be listed in the list of intangible cultural heritage protection in Yunnan Province.

‣ Economy

In 2003, the GDP of Songming County reached 1.43187 billion yuan, including 448.91 million yuan for the primary industry, 556.98 million yuan for the second industry and 425.98 million yuan for the third industry. The local financial income reached 92.6 million yuan, and the per capita net income of farmers was 2398 yuan. County economy is basically formed on the basis of agriculture, county and township industry as the leading.

‣ Festival

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