geographical name \ˈyü-ˈnän\

Definition of YUNNAN

province SW China bordering on Indochina & Myanmar Kunming area 168,417 square miles (437,884 square kilometers), pop 36,972,610
or Yunnanfu — see kunming
Yun·nan·ese \ˌyü-nə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\ adjective or noun

Rhymes with YUNNAN

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   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Province (pop., 2002 est.: 43,330,000), southern China. It is bordered by Vietnam, Laos, and Myanmar, Sichuan and Guizhou provinces, and Guangxi and Tibet autonomous regions. It has an area of 168,400 sq mi (436,200 sq km), and its capital is Kunming. Its population is one of China's most ethnically mixed, comprising more than 20 nationalities. The terrain is largely mountainous, especially in the north and west. It is crossed by three major river systems—the Yangtze (Chang; there known as the Jinsha), the Mekong, and the Salween—and is the source of two others—the Xi (there known as the Nanpan and Hongshui) and the Yuan. Because of its isolation, the region was independent during the historical development of China. The Mongols overran it in the 13th century. In 1855–73 it was the scene of the great Panthay (Muslim) rebellion. Part of the province was seized by the Japanese in World War II. Yunnan is now noted for its agricultural production, especially of rice, as well as for its extensive mining industry.

Variants of YUNNAN

Yunnan or Yün-nan


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