There are 25 ethnic minorities in Yunnan. Yunnan is the province with the largest number of ethnic groups in China. In addition to the Han nationality, there are 25 ethnic minorities with a population of more than 6000. Among them (in order of population), 15 ethnic groups are unique to Yunnan, and the population accounts for more than 80% of the total population of this ethnic group in China.
Yunnan is abbreviated as cloud or Yunnan. It is a provincial administrative region of the people's Republic of China. It is known as the kingdom of animals and the kingdom of non-ferrous metals. Yunnan is "the south of colorful clouds" and "Colorful Yunnan". Yunnan has a subtropical monsoon climate and tropical monsoon climate. It has Lijiang ancient city, stone forest and other tourist attractions.
Yunnan is located in the southwest border of China, and the Tropic of cancer crosses the south of the province. It is a low latitude inland area. The maximum horizontal distance from east to West in the province is 864.9 kilometers, and the maximum vertical distance from north to south is 990 kilometers. The total land area of the province is 394100 square kilometers. It is adjacent to Guizhou Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the East, Sichuan Province in the north, Tibet Autonomous Region in the northwest, Myanmar in the West and Laos and Vietnam in the south.