Xichou County History
The population is 459 thousands at the end of 2007.The local residents are Han ,Zhuang, Miao, Yi,Yao,Bai,Hui,Bo, eight nationalities at all. The population of ethic nationalities are 287 thousands in total who account for 62.5% among the total population. The Qiubei Government stands in Jinping Town where the altitude is 1452m.Qiubei County is 280km from the capital of Yunnan-Kunming,114km from the Wenshan Capital. Qiubei locates the hilly land of Karst mountain in the southeast, the terrain is high in the southwest and low in the northeast. The branches of Liuzhao Mountain cut across the whole county .The major rivers are Nanpan,Liulangodong,Huamo,Tuodi,Guanzhai,Budang,Qingshui,Nanqiu,Qingshui,Qingshui,Qingping,Shikui,Panlong.These rivers belong to Zhujiang River and Honghe River. Puzhehei Pool is the larger one among natural pools, the dimension is 108 thousands km, the highest point is 2501.8m,the lowest point is 862m.