Southwest China

Southwest China is the most exotic area of , home to many minority ethnic groups. It has much in common with ; both areas are far less prosperous than the eastern and southern coastal regions.

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, is a province in Southwest . It is China's fourth most populous province; at 81 million it has about the population of Germany. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a province in southern , bordering , and as well as the Chinese provinces and regions of , , and . Photo: JialiangGao, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is sometimes described as the "roof of the world"; the entire region is on a high plateau and there are many large mountains. Photo: Lucag, CC BY-SA 2.5.

is a landlocked province in the southwest region of the . Photo: Glabb, CC BY-SA 3.0.


municipality is in Southwest China. It has of population of over 30 million and covers 82,403 km2. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

Southwest China

Latitude of center
30.6° or 30° 36' north
Longitude of center
96° or 96° east

Also Known As

  • Arabic: جنوب غرب الصين
  • Asturian: China del Suroeste
  • Burmese: တရုတ် အနောက်တောင်ပိုင်း
  • Chinese: 中国西南
  • Chinese: 中国西南地区
  • Chinese: 中国西南部
  • Chinese: 中國西南
  • Chinese: 中國西南地區
  • Czech: Jihozápadní Čína
  • Dutch: Xinan
  • Dutch: Zuidwest-China
  • Esperanto: Sudokcidenta Ĉinio
  • French: Chine du Sud-Ouest
  • French: Xinan
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ-დასავლეთი ჩინეთი
  • Georgian: სამხრეთ-დასავლეთ ჩინეთი
  • German: Südwestchina
  • German: Xinan
  • Greek: Νοτιοδυτική Κίνα
  • Hebrew: דרום-מערב סין
  • Hindi: दक्षिणपश्चिम चीन
  • Indonesian: Tiongkok Barat Daya
  • Italian: Cina del sudovest
  • Japanese: 中国西南部
  • Korean: 시난
  • Korean: 시난 지구
  • Korean: 중국 서남부
  • Norwegian: Xinan
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Xinan
  • Persian: جنوب غربی چین
  • Portuguese: Sudoeste
  • Romanian: Xinan
  • Russian: Юго-запад Китая
  • Spanish: China del Suroeste
  • Turkish: Güneybatı Çin
  • Urdu: جنوب مغربی چین
  • Vietnamese: Miền Tây Nam Trung Quốc
  • Vietnamese: Tây Nam Trung Quốc
  • Wu Chinese: 中國西南
  • Yue Chinese: 中國西南

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