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Kunming is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Known as Yunnan-Fu until the 1920s, today it is a prefecture-level city and the political, economic, communications and cultural centre of the province as well as the seat of the provincial government. Kunming is also called the Spring city due to its weather. The city is home to several universities, museums, galleries and other important economic, cultural, and educational institutions. The headquarters of many of Yunnan's large businesses are in Kunming. It was important during World War II as a Chinese military center, American air base, and transport terminus for the Burma Road. Located in the middle of the Yunnan–Guizhou Plateau, Kunming is located at an altitude of 1,900 metres (6,234 feet) above sea level and at a latitude just north of the Tropic of Cancer. It covers an area of 21,473 square kilometres (8,291 sq mi) and its urban area covers 2,622 square kilometres (1,012 sq mi). Kunming has as of 2014 a population of 6,626,000 with an urban population of 4,575,000, and is located at the northern edge of the large Lake Dian, surrounded by temples and lake-and-limestone hill landscapes.


Kunming consists of an old, previously walled city, a modern commercial district, residential and university areas. The city has an astronomical observatory, and its institutions of higher learning include Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University and a medical college. On the outskirts is a famed bronze temple, dating from the Ming dynasty.

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Of these, 83 women lived in the megacities of Beijing or Guangzhou — each with a population of more than 10 million people — while 148 lived in the smaller, but still large, cities of Hohot, Xi'an, or Kunming. All the participants had been living in the same city for at least five years. Sequencing 16S rRNA ...
China Resources Power Yunnan Xishuangbanna Company Limited, which built the dam, and Kunming Engineering Company Limited, which carried out the project's environmental impact assessment, are named as defendants in the case. Kunming Engineering is administered by the Power Construction ...

One of the best DJs in the world is coming to Kunming to help christen a new nightclub, brought to town by the Spring City's most influential turntablist, DJ DSK. By any measurement, DJ Brace sits atop the turntable world, repeatedly winning competitions as a solo artist and as a member of The ...
In spite of a decade of furious construction, the past has not completely been wiped away in places like Chenggong. Once known as a giant investment in land and concrete that verged on the absurd, Kunming's southern district is today showing signs of life. But some of that life is not of the imported or ...
SriLankan Airlines will be pulling out its operations to Kunming as a result of a poor load factor on this route that has been highly dependent on Chinese travellers alone. “Since the inception, the Kunming route has been highly dependent on the Chinese tourist market with very less contribution from other ...
China's Kunming Loses Tourism Event To Kashmir. Travel Agents Association of India is set to hold its annual convention in ... Qari said the event in China's Kunming area was otherwise completely hosted by China government. "We got it for Kashmir. It is big thing. Everyone in Kashmir who are dealing ...

Prices vary: one-way second-class from Shanghai to Beijing costs 553 RMB (£65) for the 819-mile journey, while the Beijing to Kunming service, currently the world's longest high-speed rail route, costs around £130, second-class. China's high-speed trains are generally divided into two types: G trains, ...
This photo taken on March 6, 2018 shows cherry blossoms at Yuantongshan Park in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province. The cultivation of cherry blossoms in Kunming can be traced back to as early as the 13th century. Nowadays, the cherry blossoms at Kunming's Yuantongshan Park ...
(ECNS) -- Visitors gather to watch black-headed gulls in Kunming City, capital of Southwest China's Yunnan Province, on March 6. As spring approaches, the weather is warming up, and the black-headed gulls are about to fly back to Siberia, where they breed. When the white feathers on young gulls turn ...
Jeff Crosby is the curator at Contemporary Gallery Kunming, a new art institution that opened this past weekend at Park 1903 with the exhibition Notes on Region. He also runs a boutique translation and consulting firm focused on art called Crosby & Co. Art Consulting. He founded the translation company ...
KUNMING, December 31. /TASS/. Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Rashid Alimov kicked start of the 2nd International Marathon symbolizing solidarity of Organization members in a common cause. The competition is held in Kunming, Southwest China. "I had three ...
KUNMING, Dec. 25 (Xinhua) -- A cargo flight loaded with 42 tonnes of electronic products departed from the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming for Bangalore, India, on Monday, the first all-cargo direct China-Bangalore route. The new route, served by Airbus A300-600, will fly twice a week before ...
KUNMING, Dec. 26 (Xinhua) -- Standing 18 meters tall, equivalent to a six-story building, a world famous rubber duck is set to make a splash in Kunming in southwest China's Yunnan Province. The brainchild of Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman, the giant inflatable rubber duck will arrive in Kunming on Friday ...
KUNMING, Dec. 23 (Xinhua) -- An increasing number of seagulls are wintering in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, local forestry bureau said. On Saturday, the Kunming Municipal Forestry Bureau and society for the protection of birds dispatched more than 200 workers to count the ...
Editor's note: Following the publication of Ginger MacDonald's article Counting down Kunming's Top Ten Smells, long-time GoKunming contributor Roz Weitzman got in touch offering up her own take on all things odoriferous and minging here in the Spring City. If you haven't noticed the intense fragrances ...
As with all important announcements in Kunming, this one was made with a hastily printed single sheet of paper pasted on a wall. The city's beloved but little-used 35.2-kilometer narrow gauge railway — stated the note — has ceased operations in lieu of construction of a more modern option — the subway.
PETALING JAYA: AirAsia will be increasing flight frequencies to Kunming, through their Kuala Lumpur-Kunming and Bangkok-Kunming flights. Daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur to Kunming will be increased to 14 times weekly starting from December 19, 2017. While, daily direct flights from Bangkok to ...

State media blamed the killings at Kunming in Yunnan province, south-west China, on militants from Xinjiang in the country's restive north-west. "Evidence at the crime scene showed that the Kunming railway station terrorist attack was carried out by Xinjiang separatist forces," the Xinhua news agency said, ...
Last year's Best of Kunming Awards Ceremony was a rousing success, with around 300 people attending for a night of fun, music and, of course, recognition of the best venues, businesses and destinations the Spring City has to offer. This year will be bigger and better than ever before and feature live ...
Following three weeks of voting, we've counted up the ballots and have our winners for the Best of Kunming 2017-2018! Participation was up more than 40 percent this time around, so we'd like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate and then vote for their favorites. Involvement in our three ...
Already, he said, many roads have opened including the Kunming-Bangkok highway and an expressway from Kunming to the China-Myanmar ...
On November 18, the Kunming community came together, as it often does, for a good time and an even better cause. For well over 16 hours, ...
United Overseas Bank (China) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore-based UOB, opened a branch in Kunming, Yunnan province, ...
Two raccoons are seen at the Yunnan Zoo in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 17, 2017. Photo: Xinhua ...
Huang Kunming, who was appointed to the post following last month's key party congress at which Xi further cemented his grip on power, wrote ...
The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Kunming University of Science and Technology's Post-Earthquake Reconstruction Project in ...
A SriLankan Airlines flight (UL 829) doing its finals to land at the Kunming International Airport in China was forced to abort after the flaps ...
Visitors visit booths during the 13th China (Kunming) International Agricultural Expo in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, ...
Black-headed gulls are seen at the Dianchi Lake in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, Nov. 6, 2017. Nearly 10,000 ...
As Yunnan's largest and most influential auto show, 98 brands and over 1,000 vehicle models will be presented on this show. The total ...
The Expo is an important platform to demonstrate Kunming and Yunnan's plateau agriculture and new agricultural technologies and products ...
KUNMING, Oct. 27 (Xinhua) -- At the Dounan wholesale flower market in Kunming, capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, workers are ...
These two comments are typical of the pushback online (in Chinese) against a company in Kunming, the capital of southwest China's Yunnan ...
More than 3,000 well-known medical equipment manufacturers from home and abroad will bring thousands of new products to the exhibition.
The railway between Kunming and Chongqing is part of a much larger national scheme called the 'Eight Vertical, Eight Horizontal' (八纵八横) ...
What might just be worse than snakes on a plane? Cockroaches on a plane, of course. Recently two airplanes that landed at Kunming's ...
Passengers aboard two international flights bound for the southern Chinese city of Kunming had to share their plane with some unwanted ...
Students can now sign up for the three-year programme, the first two years of which will be completed in Kunming, capital of southwest China's ...
Wu Lin Feng (武林风) is a martial arts competition organised and televised by Henan Television, the official broadcaster of China's Henan ...
KUNMING, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- In the past decade, you needed an ID card to book flight tickets, reserve hotel rooms and open bank accounts, ...
... the travel rush will be intense, but here in Kunming, all government ... Kunming's roads blissfully bereft of traffic — Kunming is expecting a ...
Much in the media — both here on GoKunming and in local outlets — is made of the enormous sums of money spent on subway lines, roads ...
... saying that the airline is looking at diverse sectors to start new flight operations like to Guwahati to Bangkok or Guwahati to Kunming (China).
Photo taken on June 19, 2017 shows the Chuanfang River in Kunming, southwest China's Yunnan Province. China has appointed about ...
As with every major metropolis in China over the past two decades, Kunming has experienced explosive growth. Huge infrastructure projects ...
THE Chinese city of Kunming opened its fourth metro line on August 29, taking the total length of the network to 87.2km. The 23.4km line runs ...
Policemen patrol as a woman walks past in front of a court, where four suspects are on trial in connection with the Kunming railway station ...
Local history enthusiasts searching in the southern outskirts of Kunming recently identified a forgotten command center and barracks once ...
Photo taken aboard the airplane from Kunming to Mangshi cities shows aerial view of Nujiang Gorge in southwest China's Yunnan Province, ...
There are an estimated 300 million people engaged in some form of agriculture in China — a statistic almost equal to the total population of the ...


 

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