Chuxiong City


Chuxiong City
Chuxiong
楚雄
—  County-level city  —
楚雄市
A giant pagoda after sun set in Chuxiong
Country China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Chuxiong
Area
 - Total 4,482 km2 (1,730.5 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 480,000
 - Density 107.1/km2 (277.4/sq mi)
Postal code 675000
Area code(s) 0878
Website http://www.cxs.gov.cn/

Chuxiong City (Chinese: 楚雄市; pinyin: Chǔxióng Shì) is a county-level city and capital seat of the Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, China.

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Geography

Chuxiong is about 127 km west of Yunnan's capital city of Kunming on highway GZ65. Chuxiong City is nestled between mountain ranges on all sides in a plateau region at 5800 ft (roughly 1750 meters). Chuxiong City has a population of 130,000 inhabitants, and the entire Chuxiong Prefecture has an estimated 2,542,530 inhabitants.

Chuxiong is the first stop from Kunming on the way to Dali and Lijiang. Dali is 180 km northwest of Chuxiong, or about a 2.5 hour drive on GZ65. Lijiang is about 6 hours from Chuxiong, and Lugu Lake is about 11 hours north, on the Sichuan border.

Chuxiong City has a humid subtropical climate bordering on a subtropical highland climate (Koppen climate classification Cwa/Cwb), with a June average of 21.4 °C (70.5 °F). Mild weather dominates year-round, though the summer months can be very humid. The annual precipitation of 860 millimetres (33.9 in) falls almost entirely from May to October.

Economy

Development Zone

  • Chuxiong Economic Development Zone

Chuxiong Economic Development Zone is an important zone in Yunnan. Now the zone has attracted a number of investment projects. It is an important industry for the development of new-type industry platform. The zone covers an area of 12 sqkm, composed of four parks.[2]

Attractions

  • Yi Ren Gu Zhen ("Ancient Town of the Yi People") is an ancient town and tourist attraction in the northwestern "new town". There is nightly dancing and music with people of the Yi People (who are one of China's 55 ethnic minorities). The Yi people's authentic, hand-made garb can be purchased in this community, along with many other hand-made items.
  • As of early 2007, the recently constructed Xin Long Jiang Guang Chang Mall features a Jack Jones clothing store, an Only clothing store, a Tissot retail store, and many other high-end items for sale. These international commercial outlets were nonexistent prior to 2007, and are most likely a sign of the prosperity of the city due to its central location between three major tourist attractions in Yunnan (Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang).
  • The Chuxiong 10-Month Solar Calendar Cultural Park was completed in 1999.

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