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88 counties, 13 cities

37.57 million inhabitants

176,100 km²

213 inhabitants per km2

The province of Guizhou is situated in southwestern China. Important cities include the centrally located provincial capital Guiyang and the prefecture-level cities Zunyi, Tongren, Kaili, Duyun, Anshun, Xingyi, and Bijie.

The territory slopes downwards from the Tibetan Plateau towards the east. Parts of the Tibetan Plateau belong to Guizhou, with altitudes ranging from 1500 to 2800 m). The central high plateau lies at a height of about 1000 m,…

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Zhang, David Dian, “Guizhou”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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