Yuanmou County Overview

1. Basic Information of Yuanmou County

● Chinese Name: 元谋县

Altitude:898 meters—2,836 meters 

● Population: 215,795

Average Temperature: 21.9 °C

2. Administrative Division of Yuanmou County

In 2012, Yuanmou County has jurisdiction over 3 towns 7 townships: Yuanma Town(元马镇), Huangguayuan Town(黄瓜园镇), Yangjie Town(羊街镇), Laocheng Township(老城乡), Pingtian Township(平田乡), Xinhua Township(新华乡), Wumao Township(物茂乡), Jiangbian Township(江边乡), Jiangyi Township(姜驿乡), Liangshan Township(凉山乡).

3. Geography

Yuanmou County is divided into three mountain systems, namely Santai Mountain, Baicaoling Mountain and Lunan Mountain, which make Yuanmou form a state of high in the southeast, low in the northwest, high in the periphery, and low in the middle.

4. Climate

Yuanmou is a subtropical hot monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 21.9 degrees, an extreme maximum temperature of 42 degrees and a minimum temperature of minus 0.1 degrees. The annual sunshine hours were 2670.4 hours, and the average annual sunshine hours were 7.3 hours / day.

5. The Best Time to Go

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

6. Transportation

 By the end of December 2007, the county had 122 979.4 km of highways of all levels, including 175 km of national highway, 124 km of provincial road, 5,202 km of county road, 4,0350 km of township road, 6,6264 km of village road and 531.4 km of rural post roads.

7. Culture

Yuanmou County is the earliest discovery site "Yuanmou Man" in China and "the Orient Homeland".

8. Economy

In 2011, the GDP of Yuanmou County reached 2.63 billion yuan; the total revenue of local finance and the local general budget expenditure were 140.88 million yuan, 99.7 million yuan and 837.98 million yuan respectively. The proportion of industrial economic structure was adjusted to 38.8: 25.8: 35.4.

9. Tourism

Yuanmou is rich in tourist resources. Yuanmou enjoys natural attractions left in different periods, such as Wumao Earth Forest Jiangbian Jinsha River Ferry and Yuanmou Earth Forest. What's more, Yuanmou is famous for cultural attractions, such as Xiaoliangshan Traditional Culture Conservation Area of Yi Ethnic Minority, Kamo Yi Ethnic Cliff Inscriptions and Yuanmou Man Museum.