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Location of Kunming Prefecture (yellow)
Location of Kunming Prefecture (yellow)

Kunming (Chinese: 昆明; pinyin: Kūnmíng; Wade-Giles: K'un-ming) is the capital city of Yunnan province, China. It has an estimated population of 5,740,000 including 3,055,000 in the urban area and is located at the northern edge of the large Lake Dian. Because of its year-round temperate weather, Kunming is often called the "Spring City" (春城). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (880 × 650 pixels, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (880 × 650 pixels, file size: 101 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Wade-Giles, sometimes abbreviated Wade, is a Romanization (phonetic notation and transliteration) system for the Chinese language based on Mandarin. ... Yunan redirects here. ... Lake Dian (滇池, pinyin: Dīan Chí) is a large inter-land lake located close to the Kunming City, Yunnan, China. ...

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A canal in the city centre (2003-08-24).
An old wooden house and a modern skyscraper in the background.
An old wooden house and a modern skyscraper in the background.
Huating Temple in the Western Hills near Kunming.
Huating Temple in the Western Hills near Kunming.

Early townships in the southern edge of Lake Dianchi (outside the contemporary city perimeter) can be dated back to 279 BC, although long since lost to history. A canal in Kunming, Yunnan, China. ... A canal in Kunming, Yunnan, China. ... Image File history File links DSCN6666-s. ... Image File history File links DSCN6666-s. ... Lake Dian (滇池, pinyin: Dīan Chí) or Kunming Lake (昆明湖, pinyin: Kūn Míng Hú) is a large inter-land lake located close to the Kunming City, Yunnan, China. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1629x1081, 458 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kunming ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1629x1081, 458 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kunming ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1201x1765, 586 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kunming Arhat ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1201x1765, 586 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Kunming Arhat ... Lake Dian (滇池, pinyin: Dīan Chí) or Kunming Lake (昆明湖, pinyin: Kūn Míng Hú) is a large inter-land lake located close to the Kunming City, Yunnan, China. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC - 270s BC - 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC 281 BC 280 BC - 279 BC - 278 BC 277 BC 276...


In AD 765, Tuodong (拓东) city was founded. Events Papal privileges are restored in Beneventino and Tuscany and partly in Spoleto. ...


In the 13th century, Marco Polo is thought to have traveled to this area and written about his fascination. The city previously known as Yachi was renamed Kunming by the Mongol rulers of the Yuan dynasty in 1276. (12th century - 13th century - 14th century - other centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 13th century was that century which lasted from 1201 to 1300. ... Marco Polo (September 15, 1254[1] – January 9, 1324 at earliest but no later than June 1325[2]) was a Venetian trader and explorer who gained fame for his worldwide travels, recorded in the book Il Milione (The Million or The Travels of Marco Polo). ... Honorary guard of Mongolia. ... Capital Dadu Language(s) Mongolian Chinese Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1260-1294 Kublai Khan  - 1333-1370 (Cont. ... January 21 - Pope Innocent V succeeds Pope Gregory X as the 185th pope. ...


In the 14th century, Kunming was retaken by the Ming Dynasty, which built a wall surrounding present-day Kunming. This 14th-century statue from south India depicts the gods Shiva (on the left) and Uma (on the right). ... For other uses, see Ming. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Separation barrier. ...


In the 19th century, Kunming suffered at the hands of rebel leader Du Wenxiu, the Sultan of Dali, who attacked and besieged the city several times between 1858 and 1868. Decades later Kunming began to be influenced by the West. Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Du Wenxiu (杜文秀) (1823 - 1872) was the leader of the Panthay Rebellion, a Muslim separatist movement in China during the Qing Dynasty. ... Dali (大理 pinyin: Dàlǐ) was a Bai kingdom centered in what is now Yunnan Province of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


In the 20th Century, Kunming was targeted by the Imperial Japanese Air Force during their campaigns in China. The American Volunteer Group, also known as the Flying Tigers, flew out of Kunming in 1941 and 1942 in defiance of Japanese aggression. They also were tasked with defending China's lifeline to the outside world, the Burma Road and the Ledo Road, which had Kunming as its Northern terminus. The Japan Air Self-Defense Force ), or JASDF, is the aviation branch of the Japan Self-Defense Forces responsible for the defense of Japanese airspace and other aerospace operations. ... Flying Tigers was the nickname of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG), a group of United States Army (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC) pilots and ground crew, recruited under a secret Presidential sanction by Claire Chennault. ... Burma Road The Burma Road is a road linking Burma (also called Myanmar) with China. ... The Ledo Road was built during World War II so that the Western Allies could continue to supply the Chinese after the Japanese cut the Burma Road. ...


Economy

Kunming's economy was ranked 12th of all Chinese cities in 1992. The salt and phosphate mines around Kunming are some of China's best. Because of its location in a remote corner of China, Kunming was generally by passed by China’s rapid economic growth in the 1990s. However, recently the city has received renewed attention, launching Kunming into becoming an international hub that China desperately needs to access different areas of South and Southeast Asia. Several railroads and highways have been planned to connect Kunming to areas of Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos, providing Kunming access to sea ports. Kunming economic authorities are active participants in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, promoting trade throughout China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... A phosphate, in inorganic chemistry, is a salt of phosphoric acid. ... The Mekong is one of the worlds major rivers. ...


Colleges and universities

  • Yunnan University (云南大学) (founded 1923) member of GMSARN
  • Kunming University of Science and Technology (昆明理工大学) member of GMSARN
  • Southwest Forestry College [1] (西南林学院)
  • Yunnan Agricultural University (云南农业大学)
  • Yunnan Normal University (云南师范大学)
  • Yunnan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (云南中医学院)
  • Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (云南财贸学院)
  • Kunming Medical College (昆明医学院)
  • Kunming University (昆明大学)
  • Kunming Teacher's College (昆明学院)

Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed. Yunnan University is a prestigious university in China. ... Greater Mekong Sub-region Academic and Research Network (GMSARN) is a network of academic and research institutions in a Greater Mekong sub-region. ... Greater Mekong Sub-region Academic and Research Network (GMSARN) is a network of academic and research institutions in a Greater Mekong sub-region. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Other

  • Yunnan Arts College (云南艺术学院)

Chinese Language Schools in Kunming

  • Yunnan University (云南大学) (founded 1923)
  • Yunnan Normal University (云南师范大学)
  • Keats School

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Sister cities

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Coordinates: 25°02′30″N, 102°42′18″E Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Yunan redirects here. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Location of Baoshan Prefecture (yellow) Baoshan (Chinese: 保山; pinyin: BÇŽoshān) is a prefecture-level city in Southern Yunnan province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Lijiang City (Chinese: 丽江市; Hanyu Pinyin: ) refers to an administrative division comprising of urban and rural areas in northwestern Yunnan Province, China. ... View of a cultivated area from a road in Lincang. ... Puer (普洱, Pinyin: Pǔěr) formerly known as Simao (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Hani: Siilmaoq) is a prefecture-level city in Southern Yunnan province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Qujing (Chinese: 曲靖) is a prefecture-level city in Southern Yunnan province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yuxi (建阳) is a city with more than 100 000 inhabitants in Yunnan province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhaotong (Chinese: 昭通; pinyin: Zhāotōng) is a prefecture-level city in Southern Yunnan province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Prefecture, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 楚雄彝族自治州; pinyin: ChÇ”xióng Yízú Zìzhìzhōu) is an autonomous prefecture in Yunnan. ... Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 大理白族自治州; pinyin: Dàlǐ Báizú Zìzhìzhōu; Bai: Darl•lit Baif•cuf zirl•zirl•zox) is an autonomous prefecture of Yunnan. ... The Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: Déhóng DÇŽizú Jǐngpōzú zìzhìzhōu 德宏傣族景颇族自治州) is located in the west of Yunnan province in southwest China. ... Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 迪庆藏族自治州; Pinyin: Díqìng Zàngzú Zìzhìzhōu; Tibetan - བདེ་ཆེན་བོད་རིགས་རང་སྐྱོང་ཁུལ་ / Bde-chen Bod-rigs rang-skyong khul) is an autonomous prefecture in Yunnan. ... Hongha Hani and YI This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 怒江傈僳族自治州; pinyin: Nùjiāng Lìsùzú Zìzhìzhōu) is an autonomous prefecture of Yunnan. ... Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture (simplified Chinese: 文山壮族苗族自治州; pinyin: Wenshān Zhuàngzú Miáozú Zìzhìzhōu) List of Yunnan County-level divisions Categories: | ... The Blang village of Manpo. ... Yunnan, a province of the Peoples Republic of China, is made up of the following administrative divisions: 16 prefecture-level divisions 8 prefecture-level cities 8 autonomous prefectures 129 county-level divisions 9 county-level cities 79 counties 29 autonomous counties 12 districts 1455 township-level divisions 567 towns... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Kunming - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (397 words)
Kunming (Chinese: 昆明; Pinyin: Kūnmíng; Wade-Giles: K'un-ming) is the capital of Yunnan province, China with a population estimated on 7,055,000 in urban area in 2006 and 15,423,500 in Metropolitan area.
Kunming is situated atop a plateau in Yunnan Province.
The city was renamed Kunming by the Mongol rulers of the Yuan dynasty in 1276.
Kunming Lake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (505 words)
Kunming Lake (Chinese: 昆明湖; pinyin: Kūn Míng Hú) is the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace in Beijing, China.
The largest bridge on Kunming Lake is the 17-Arch Bridge, it connects the eastern shore with Nanhu Island, which represents the mythical Penglai Island.
Since the bronze ox is located on the eastern dike of Kunming Lake in the direction of the Forbidden City, it was probably erected in order to protect the Forbidden City from the Lake's floods.
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