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Baoshan, Yunnan

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Country  China
Area  19,040 km2
Province  Yunnan

Baoshan, Yunnan Beautiful Landscapes of Baoshan, Yunnan
Colleges and Universities  Baoshan Teachers College, Baoshan College of Chinese Medicine

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 Baoshan  (Chinese: 保山; pinyin: Bǎoshān, historically also Yongchang) is a prefecture-level city in western Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. Baoshan is the second biggest metropolitan area in western Yunnan after Dali.


Baoshan, Yunnan Beautiful Landscapes of Baoshan, Yunnan

Geography and climate

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It is located between the border of Myanmar and the Lancang river (Mekong). The Nujiang (Salween River) flows through the entire length of the prefecture, north to south.

Tempered by the low latitude and moderate elevation, Baoshan has a mild subtropical highland climate (Köppen Cwb), with short, mild, dry winters, and warm, rainy summers. Frost may occur in winter but the days still generally warm up to around 16 to 17 °C (61 to 63 °F), with a January average of 9.1 °C (48.4 °F). The warmest month is June, which averages 21.5 °C (70.7 °F). Nearly three-fourths of the annual rainfall occurs from June to October.


The prefecture has about 2.5 million inhabitants.

Administrative divisions

The city-prefecture of Baoshan has jurisdiction over five subdivisions - a district, one county-level city and three counties:

Tengyue, the other major populated area in the county, successfully lobbied for and achieved city status in 2015-16 and is currently in the process of separating itself and the surrounding Tengchong area from Baoshan administratively.


According to the Baoshan Ethnic Gazetteer (2006:337), ethnic Bulang are distributed in the following villages within Baoshan City.

  • Shidian County
  • Mulaoyuan 木老元乡: Mulaoyuan 木老元, Hazhai 哈寨, Dadi 大地, Longtang 龙塘
  • Bailang Township 摆榔乡: Jici 鸡茨, Dazhong 大中, Jianshan 尖山
  • Yaoguan Township 姚关乡: Duopo 陡坡
  • Jiufang Township 酒房乡: Yakou 哑口
  • Changning County
  • Gengga Township 更嘎乡: Baicaolin 百草林, Dachushui 大出水
  • Kasi Township 卡斯镇
  • Xingu Village 新谷村: Guban 谷板, Zhongzhai 中寨
  • Kasi Village 卡斯村: Shuanglong 双龙, Yingbaizhai 应百寨, Ergoudi 二沟地
  • De'ang

    The Yaojing 尧净, a subgroup of the De'ang, are located in Baizhai 白寨, Laxian 拉线, and Dagoubian 大沟边 of Mangyan Village 芒颜村 and Shiti Village 石梯村 in Lujiang Township 潞江乡, Longyang District 隆阳区 (Baoshan Ethnic Gazetteer 2006:490-491).


    Baoshan lies on the main road from Ruili on the Burmese border to Kunming. The Baoshan−Kunming section is completed highway, and the Baoshan-Ruili part was completed in 2016, finalizing the highway net crossing Yunnan east-to-west. It is the first finished highway between China and Myanmar.

    Baoshan Airport (IATA Code: BSD) has daily flights to and from Kunming.

    A railway line connecting the city via Dali to Kunming and the rest of China is under construction (2012).


    Baoshan, Yunnan Wikipedia

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