Baise is located in western-northwestern Guangxi bordering Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (Guizhou) to the north, Qujing and Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Yunnan to the west, the Vietnamese provinces of Hà Giang and Cao Bằng to the south and southwest, and the Guangxi cities of Hechi to the northeast/east, Nanning to the east, and Chongzuo to the southeast. It is centrally located between three provincial capitals: Nanning, Kunming, and Guiyang. Its area is 36,252 km2 (13,997 sq mi) and is more than 55% forested.
Baise has a monsoon-influenced, humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa), with short, mild, and dry winters, and long, very hot and humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.2 °C (57.6 °F) in January to 29.2 °C (84.6 °F) in July, for an annual mean of 22.87 °C (73.2 °F). Rainfall is low compared to more easterly locations in Guangxi, averaging around 1,070 mm (42 in) per annum, a majority of which occurs from June to August. There are 1,706 hours of bright sunshine annually. Significant temperature variation exists in the prefecture; the western parts, with an average elevation surpassing 500 m (1,640 ft), lie along the southeastern fringes of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, and hold a climate similar to that of central Yunnan, with much more moderate summer temperatures. With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 25% in January and February to 49% in August, the city receives 1,706 hours of bright sunshine annually.
The name of the city Baise is a Chinese transliteration of its original name in Zhuang language, Baksaek, which probably means jammed (river) outlet. Baise is young by Chinese standards and was founded as a town in 1730. It is the town where Deng Xiaoping, Chen Haoren and other leaders of the Chinese Communist Party organized an uprising against the Nationalist government on December 11, 1929. The uprising was also named Youjiang Rebellion.
Baise has 1 urban district,1 County-level city, 9 counties, and 1 autonomous county. District:1 Youjiang District (右江区)
County-level city:6 Jingxi (靖西市)
Counties:2 Tianyang County (田阳县)
3 Tiandong County (田东县)
4 Pingguo County (平果县)
5 Debao County (德保县)
8 Lingyun County (凌云县)
7 Napo County (那坡县)
9 Leye County (乐业县)
10 Xilin County (西林县)
11 Tianlin County (田林县)
Autonomous County:12 Longlin Various Nationalities Autonomous County (隆林各族自治县)
Baise's population was 3,826,300(2010). 80% of the people belong to the Zhuang ethnic group. The rest include Han, Yao, Miao, Hui, and other ethnic groups.These figures are based on the following official statistics:
Baise is one of China's most important producers of aluminum with both aluminum ore mining and almuinum product manufacturing. Baise's tropical climate make it a major food producer, especially fruits. Other natural resources include forest products, petroleum, natural gas, copper, and quartz. Baise is also Guangxi's third biggest producer of hydropower with 5 million kilowats produced annually.
Baise is blessed with beautiful natural scenery. Forested mountains harbor numerous species of plants and animals. The border areas are some of the least developed lands left in China. These features along with unique ethnic minority culture and important historical sites make it a growing tourist destination.G69 Yinchuan–Baise Expressway