Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture

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; Hmu: Qeef Naif Dol Yat Dol Hmub Zid Zid Zeb) 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 26,192 km2 (10,113 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".

Qiannan Prefecture

Qianfnanf Zouy
Qeenf Naif Zeb
Qianfnanf Buxqyaix ziqziqzouy
Qeef Naif Dol Yat Dol Hmub Zid Zid Zeb
Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
Location of Qiannan Prefecture in Guizhou
Coordinates: 26°16′N 107°31′E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture seatDuyun
  Total26,191.79 km2 (10,112.71 sq mi)
  Density120/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)0854
ISO 3166 codeCN-GZ-27


According to the 2000 Census, Qiannan Prefecture has 3,569,847 inhabitants with a population density of 136.22 inhabitants/km2; at the 2010 Census, it had 3,232,714 inhabitants.

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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