Southwest China

Southwest China
The southwestern People's Republic of China region.

Southwest China (Chinese: 西南; pinyin: Xīnán) is a region of the People's Republic of China defined by governmental bureaus that includes the municipality of Chongqing, the provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou, and the Tibet Autonomous Region.


Administrative divisions


Name Chinese (S) pinyin Abbreviation Provincial capital Chinese pinyin List of county-level divisions
Guizhou 贵州 Guìzhōu 黔 qián or 贵 guì Guiyang 贵阳 Guìyáng List of county-level divisions
Sichuan 四川 Sìchuān 川 chuān or 蜀 shǔ Chengdu 成都 Chéngdū List of county-level divisions
Yunnan 云南 Yúnnán 滇 diān or 云 yún Kunming 昆明 Kūnmíng List of county-level divisions


Name Chinese (S) pinyin Abbreviation List of county-level divisions
Chongqing 重庆 Chóngqìng 渝 yú List of administrative divisions

Autonomous Region

Name Chinese (S) pinyin Local name Abbreviation Provincial capital Chinese pinyin Local name List of county-level divisions
Tibet 西藏 Xīzàng བོད་རང་སྐྱོང་ལྗོངས 藏 zàng Lhasa 拉萨 Lāsà ལྷ་ས་ List of county-level divisions
  • Southwest China is populated, but not as heavily as north China. It is fertile and rich in soil.
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