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Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture


Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture

Qiannan Prefecture
黔南州 · Qianfnanf zouy
Autonomous Prefecture
Qianfnanf Buxqyaix ziqziqzouy
Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Qiannan Prefecture in Guizhou
Location of Qiannan Prefecture in Guizhou
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture seat Duyun
 • Total 26,207 km2 (10,119 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total 3,569,847
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 558000
Area code(s) 0854

Qiánnán Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 黔南布依族苗族自治州; pinyin: Qiánnán Bùyīzú Miáozú Zìzhìzhōu; Buyei: Qianfnanf Buxqyaix Buxyeeuz ziqziqzouy) is an autonomous prefecture of Guizhou province, People's Republic of China, bordering Guangxi to the south. The prefecture's seat is Duyun, while its area is 26,207 km2 (10,119 sq mi). The name, "黔南" derives from the prefecture's south-central location in the province; "" is the official abbreviation for Guizhou, while "" means "south".


According to the 2000 Census, Qiannan Prefecture has 3,569,847 inhabitants with a population density of 136.22 inhabitants/km².

Ethnic groups in Qiannan, 2000 census

Nationality Population Percentage
Han 1,548,120 43.37%
Buyei 1,158,710 32.46%
Miao 477,347 13.37%
Shui 286,862 8.04%
Maonan 30,958 0.87%
Zhuang 13,226 0.37%
Dong 11,337 0.32%
Yao 11,149 0.31%
She 7,130 0.2%
Yi 6,927 0.19%
Tujia 4,753 0.13%
Gelao 3,001 0.08%
Mulao 2,223 0.06%
Hui 2,116 0.06%
Others 5,988 0.17%


The prefecture is subdivided into 12 county-level divisions: 2 county-level cities, 9 counties, and 1 autonomous county.

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