Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture
(Liángshān Yízú Zìzhìzhōu)
(niep sha nuo su zyt jie jux dde zho)
|Coordinates (Liangshan Prefecture government):|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||60,261 km2 (23,267 sq mi)|
|• Density||75/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-SC-34|
|Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture|
niep sha nuo su zyt jie jux dde zho
Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture[a] is an autonomous prefecture occupying much of the southern extremity of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. Its seat is Xichang. Liangshan has an area of 60,261 km2 (23,267 sq mi) and over 4.5 million inhabitants (2010). It is has the largest population of ethnic Yi among China's prefectures. Liangshan contains a number of isolated villages high up on its cliffs, often known as "cliff villages".
Xichang has the Xichang Qingshan Airport and the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. The prefecture also features a substantial network of railways for both passengers and freight.
The Anning River, which runs into the Jinsha River (Yangtze River headwaters), is the main river in the area.
Owing to its low latitude and high elevation, Liangshan has a mild climate. Under the Köppen system, the prefecture belongs to the humid subtropical zone (Köppen Cwa). Winters feature mild days and cool nights, while summers are very warm and humid. Monthly daily mean temperatures range from 9.6 °C (49.3 °F) in January to 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) in July. Unlike much of the province, which lies in the Sichuan Basin, humidity levels in winter are rather low, but like the rest of the province, rainfall is concentrated in the months of June through September, and the prefecture is virtually rainless in winter.
"Cliff villages" redirects here. For the village in Newton County, Missouri, see Cliff Village, Missouri.
Due to the mountainous terrain, many villages that lie among the mountain cliffs of Liangshan Yi are isolated from the rest of Sichuan. They are called cliff villages as they tend to be isolated and lie at vertical heights of about 800 m (2,600 ft). Access to these cliff villages tends to be through vines of trees along the cliffs and steep ladders made of ropes. In 2016, the state run The Beijing News reported one such village called Atulie'er where children climbed up a rope ladder for two hours to reach their home from school, often leading to falls and deaths. In light of this, the local government constructed a special steel ladder (dubbed "Stairway to heaven") in November 2016 for people to climb up and down in a safer manner.
Liangshan directly controls two county-level cities, 14 counties, and 1 autonomous county.
|Name||Hanzi||Hanyu Pinyin||Yi||Yi Pinyin||Population
|Xichang City||西昌市||Xīchāng Shì||ꀒꎂꏃ||Op Rro Shyp||712,434||2,655||268.33|
|Yanyuan County||盐源县||Yányuán Xiàn||ꋂꂿꑤ||Ce Mo Xiep||350,176||8,388||41.74|
|Dechang County||德昌县||Déchāng Xiàn||ꄓꍣꑤ||Dep Cha Xiep||214,405||2,284||93.87|
|Huili City||会理市||Huìlǐ Shì||ꑌꄷꏃ||Nyi Ddix Shyp||430,066||4,527||95.00|
|Huidong County||会东县||Huìdōng Xiàn||ꉼꄏꑤ||Hop Do Xiep||362,944||3,227||112.47|
|Ningnan County||宁南县||Níngnán Xiàn||ꆀꆆꑤ||Nip Nap Xiep||170,673||1,667||102.38|
|Puge County||普格县||Pǔgé Xiàn||ꁌꐭꑤ||Pu Jjyt Xiep||155,740||1,905||81.75|
|Butuo County||布拖县||Bùtuō Xiàn||ꀭꄮꑤ||Bux Te Xiep||160,151||1,685||95.04|
|Jinyang County||金阳县||Jīnyáng Xiàn||ꏁꇉꑤ||Shyx lo Xiep||165,121||1,587||104.04|
|Zhaojue County||昭觉县||Zhāojué Xiàn||ꏪꐦꑤ||Juo Jjop Xiep||251,836||2,699||93.30|
|Xide County||喜德县||Xǐdé Xiàn||ꑝꅇꑤ||Xit Ddop Xiep||165,906||2,206||75.20|
|Mianning County||冕宁县||Miǎnníng Xiàn||ꍿꆈꑤ||Rruo Nuo Xiep||351,245||4,423||79.41|
|Yuexi County||越西县||Yuèxī Xiàn||ꃺꄧꑤ||Vyt Tuo Xiep||269,896||2,257||119.58|
|Ganluo County||甘洛县||Gānluò Xiàn||ꇤꇉꑤ||Ga Lo Xiep||195,100||2,156||90.49|
|Meigu County||美姑县||Měigū Xiàn||ꂿꈬꑤ||Mo Ggu Xiep||221,505||2,573||86.08|
|Leibo County||雷波县||Léibō Xiàn||ꃀꁧꑤ||Mop Bbo Xiep||223,885||2,932||76.35|
|Muli Tibetan Autonomous County||木里藏族自治县||Mùlǐ Zàngzú
|ꃆꆹꀒꋤꊨꏦꏱꅉꑤ||Mup Li Op Zzup
Zyt Jie Jux Dde Xiep
|Tibetan||60,679 (2000)||1.49% (2000)|
|Mosuo and Mongol||27,277 (2000)||0.67% (2000)|
|Hui||18,385 (2000)||0.45% (2000)|
|Lisu||9,121 (2000)||0.22% (2000)|
|Buyei||5,459 (2000)||0.13% (2000)|
|Nakhi||5,199 (2000)||0.13% (2000)|