Nujiang Prefecture
怒江州 · ꓠꓳ-ꓟꓵ
怒江傈僳族自治州
ꓠꓳ-ꓟꓵ ꓡꓲ-ꓢꓴ ꓫꓵꓽ ꓚꓲꓸ ꓛꓬꓽ ꓗꓪꓼ ꓫꓵꓽ ꓝꓳꓴ
Nujiang Lisu Autonomous Prefecture
Liuku Town
Location of Nujiang Prefecture in Yunnan
Coordinates (Nujiang Prefecture government): 25°49′03″N 98°51′24″E / 25.8176°N 98.8566°E / 25.8176; 98.8566Coordinates: 25°49′03″N 98°51′24″E / 25.8176°N 98.8566°E / 25.8176; 98.8566
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceYunnan
Prefecture seatLushui (Liuku)
Area
 • Total14,588.92 km2 (5,632.81 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total534,337
 • Density37/km2 (95/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
673100
Area code(s)0886
ISO 3166 codeCN-YN-33
Websitewww.nj.yn.gov.cn

Nùjiāng Lisu Autonomous Prefecture (Chinese: 怒江傈僳族自治州; pinyin: Nùjiāng Lìsùzú Zìzhìzhōu) is an autonomous prefecture of western/northwestern Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.

Name

It is named after the Nujiang river (the longest undammed river in Southeast Asia) and the Lisu ethnic group.

Administration

The seat of the prefecture is Liuku Town, Lushui.

The prefecture is subdivided into four county-level divisions: one county-level city, one county, and two autonomous counties:

Map
Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010 Census)
Area (km2) Density (/km2)
Lushui 泸水市 Lúshuǐ Shì 184,835 2,938 62.91
Fugong County 福贡县 Fúgòng Xiàn 98,616 2,804 35.16
Gongshan Derung and Nu Autonomous County 贡山独龙族怒族自治县 Gòngshān Dúlóngzú Nùzú Zìzhìxiàn 37,894 4,506 8.40
Lanping Bai and Pumi Autonomous County 兰坪白族普米族自治县 Lánpíng Báizú Pǔmǐzú Zìzhìxiàn 212,992 4,455 47.80

Demographics

According to the 2000 Census Nujiang has 491,824 inhabitants with a population density of 33.45 inhabitants/km2.

Ethnic groups in Nujiang, 2000 census

Nationality Population Percentage
Lisu 231,819 47.13%
Bai 132,622 26.97%
Han 64,585 13.13%
Nu 26,670 5.42%
Pumi 14,374 2.92%
Yi 9,805 1.99%
Derung 5,456 1.11%
Naxi 2,121 0.43%
Tibetan 1,805 0.37%
Dai 465 0.09%
Hui 429 0.09%
Zhuang 342 0.07%
Others 1,331 0.28%