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Qiannan
Buyei The Bouyei (also spelled ''Puyi'', ''Buyei'' and ''Buyi''; self called: Buxqyaix, or "Puzhong", "Burao", "Puman"; ; vi, người Bố Y), otherwise known as the Zhongjia, are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of peo ...
and
MiaoMiao may refer to: * Miao people, linguistically and culturally related group of people, recognized as such by the government of the People's Republic of China * Miao script or Pollard script, writing system used for Miao languages * Miao (Unicode b ...
Autonomous Prefecture (;
Buyei The Bouyei (also spelled ''Puyi'', ''Buyei'' and ''Buyi''; self called: Buxqyaix, or "Puzhong", "Burao", "Puman"; ; vi, người Bố Y), otherwise known as the Zhongjia, are an ethnic group An ethnic group or ethnicity is a grouping of peo ...
: ''Qianfnanf Buxqyaix Buxyeeuz ziqziqzouy'';
Hmu The Hmu language (''hveb Hmub''), also known as Qiandong Miao (黔东, Eastern Guizhou Miao), Central Miao, East Hmongic, or (somewhat ambiguously) Black Miao, is a dialect cluster A dialect continuum or dialect chain is a series of language ...
: ''Qeef Naif Dol Yat Dol Hmub Zid Zid Zeb'') is an
autonomous prefecture Autonomous prefectures () are one type of autonomous administrative divisions of China, existing at the Administrative divisions of China#Prefectural level (2nd), prefectural level, with either list of ethnic groups in China and Taiwan, ethnic m ...
of
Guizhou Guizhou (; alternately Kweichow) is a landlocked province A province is almost always an administrative division Administrative division, administrative unitArticle 3(1). , country subdivision, administrative region, subnational enti ...

Guizhou
province,
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People's Republic of China
, bordering
Guangxi Guangxi (; alternately romanized as Kwanghsi; ; za, Gvangjsih), officially the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (GZAR), is an autonomous region An autonomous administrative division (also referred to as an autonomous area, entity, uni ...

Guangxi
to the south. The prefecture's seat is
Duyun Duyun () is the capital of Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (; Buyei language, Buyei: ''Qianfnanf Buxqyaix Buxyeeuz ziqziqzouy''; Hmu language, Hmu: ''Qeef Naif Dol Yat Dol Hmub Zid Zi ...
, while its area is . The name, "" derives from the prefecture's south-central location in the province; "" is the official abbreviation for Guizhou, while "" means "south".


Demographics

According to the 2000
Census A census is the procedure of systematically calculating, acquiring and recording information Information is processed, organised and structured data Data (; ) are individual facts, statistics, or items of information, often numeric. In ...

Census
, Qiannan Prefecture has 3,569,847 inhabitants with a
population density Population density (in agriculture Agriculture is the science, art and practice of cultivating plants and livestock. Agriculture was the key development in the rise of sedentary Image:Family watching television 1958.jpg, Exercise tr ...

population density
of 136.22 inhabitants/km2; at the 2010 Census, it had 3,232,714 inhabitants.


Ethnic groups in Qiannan, 2000 census


Subdivisions

The prefecture is subdivided into 12 county-level divisions: 2
county-level cities A county-level municipality (), county-level city or county city, formerly known as prefecture-controlled city (1949–1970: ; 1970–1983: ), is a county-level administrative division of the People's Republic of China China ...
, 9
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, and 1
autonomous county Autonomous counties and autonomous banners are county-level autonomous administrative divisions of China Autonomous administrative divisions of China are specific areas associated with one or more ethnic minorities A minority group, by its ...
. *County-level cities: **
Duyun City Duyun () is the capital of Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou province in the People's Republic of China. The area surrounding the city was affected by Miao Rebellion (1735–36), the Miao rebellion of 1735–36. The city p ...
() ** Fuquan City () *Counties: **
Guiding County
Guiding County
() **
Huishui County Huishui () is a county of south-central Guizhou province, China. It is under the administration of the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. 61% of its 476,900 population are minorities, including Bouyei people, Bouyei, Miao people, Miao, Hu ...
() **
Luodian County Luodian County () is a county A county is a geographical region In geography, regions are areas that are broadly divided by physical characteristics (physical geography), human impact characteristics (human geography), and the interactio ...
() ** Weng'an County () **
Libo County 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 ...
() ** Longli County () **
Pingtang County Pingtang County () is a county in the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture of Guizhou province, China, bordering Guangxi to the south. It is a high mountain valley and is inhabited mainly by members of the Buyei and Miao people, Miao ethnic ...
() **
Changshun County Changshun County () is a county of Guizhou Guizhou (; alternately Kweichow) is a landlocked province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provincia'', ...
() **
Dushan County Dushan County () is a County (People's Republic of China), county of 346,000 people (2007) in Guizhou province, China. It is under the administration of Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, in the south of the province, bordering Guangxi t ...
() *Autonomous county: **
Sandu Shui Autonomous County Sandu Sui people, Shui Autonomous County () is an Autonomous counties of the People's Republic of China, autonomous county in the southeast of Guizhou province, China. It is under the administration of the Qiannan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefectur ...
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Cities in Guizhou Autonomous prefectures of the People's Republic of China Prefecture-level divisions of Guizhou Miao autonomous prefectures {{Guizhou-geo-stub