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Libo County () is a county of southern Guizhou province, China, bordering Guangxi to the south. It is under the administration of the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.


Geography

The county is located in the remote southeastern corner of the prefecture, on the border with Guangxi. Two local sites, Xiaoqikong () and Dongduo (), notable for their spectacular karst formations, form part of the multi-site South China Karst UNESCO World Heritage Site inscribed in 2007, which is an area about 550,000 km2 in extent.


Transportation

The Libo Airport, opened in late 2007, has capacity to receive planes of the Boeing 737 class, and to handle up to 220,000 passengers annually.Plenty of new airports but few passengers in China: A construction spree brings flight service to some unlikely locales, and a hoped-for spurt in air traffic fails to materialize.
David Pierson / Los Angeles Times / March 12, 2010
However, the $57-million facility is rather underutilized so far. According to the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) statistics, 151 paying passengers flew into or out of the airport in 2009 - which was a 98% drop compared to the previous year (7886 passengers), and placed the airport the last in list of the nation's 166 airports by traffic volume. Currently 4 airlines use the airport.


Flora

The karst environments in Libo County consist of the following types of forests. *Warm coniferous forest **''Pinus kwangtungensis'' forest *Warm needle and broad-leaved mixed forest **''Pseudotsuga sinensis'', ''Platycarya longipes'' mixed forest **''Pseudotsuga sinensis'', ''Pinus kwangtungensis'', ''Quercus phillyraeoides'' mixed forest *Evergreen and deciduous broad-leaved mixed forest **''Cyclobalanopsis glauca'', ''Platycarya longipes'' mixed forest **''Platycarya longipes'', ''Phellodendron amurense'' mixed forest **''Platycarya longipes'', ''Viburnum'' mixed forest **''Handeliodendron bodinieri'', ''Acer (plant), Acer'' mixed forest **''Viburnum'', ''Schefflera octophylla'' mixed forest **Sterculiaceae, ''Cyclobalanopsis glauca'' mixed forest **''Taxus cuspidata'', ''Lindera'' mixed forest **''Koelreuteria paniculata'', Aceraceae mixed forest **''Castanopsis fargesii'', ''Elaeocarpaceae'' mixed forest *Big-cluster bamboo forest **''Dendrocalamus tsiangii'' forest Common angiosperm genera include ''Beilschmiedia'', ''Cryptocarya'', ''Casearia'', ''Diospyros'', ''Pittosporum'', ''Acer (plant), Acer'', ''Carpinus'', ''Ulmus'', ''Viburnum'', ''Prunus'', and ''Rose, Rosa''. Protected wild plants in Libo County include ''Handeliodendron bodinieri'', ''Mussaenda anomala'', ''Taxus chinensis'', ''Paphiopedilum emersonii'', ''Paphiopedilum barbigerum and Paphiopedilum micranthum'', ''Pinus kwangtungensis'', ''Pseudotsuga sinensis'', ''Pseudotsuga brevifolia'', ''Calocedrus macrolepis'', ''Tetrathyrium subcordatum'', ''Trachycarpus nana'', ''Emmenopterys henryi'', ''Liriodendron chinense''.


Climate


References

County-level divisions of Guizhou Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Rock formations of China {{Guizhou-geo-stub