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Kunming at a glance:

Name

昆明 Kūnmíng, meaning “Eternal Brightness”

Type

Provincial Capital, Yunnan Province

Location

Capital of Yunnan province, located in the Southwest of China sharing borders with Burma, Laos, Vietnam as well as Tibet and Sichuan, Guangxi and Guizhou provinces

Size

21,500 sq km (8,300 sq mi) (including surrounding rural areas - 330 sq km (128 sq mi) urban)

Population

7 million

GDP

US$30 billion

Climate

10°C (50°F) to 25°C (77°F)

Local Dialect

Yunnan Dialect (云南话 Yúnnán huà)

Places of Interest

Stone Forest, Green Lake, Kunming Bird and Flower Market


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