Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, is located in the east of the Yunnan- Guizhou Plateau, southwest of China. It is the center of political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational and transportation of Guizhou Province, as well as an important hub for transportation, communications, industrial base and business travel service in the Southwest region.
The name of Guiyang comes into being because it is located in the south of Guishan Mount, and has 400 years of history. With the good ecological environment and dense forest around the city, Guiyang enjoy the fame of "China's first national forest city", "the first circular economy pilot cities", "the national ecological civilization model city" etc.
Guiyang City is located in the middle of Guizhou hill-plateau, on the watershed between Yangtse River and Pearl River, higher in the southwest and lower in the northeast. Miaoling Mountain extends in the boundaries, hills undulate and the hills of denudation alternate with basins, valleys and depressions. The relative difference in elevation is about 100-200 m. The highest peak, 1659 m above sea level, is in Miaowoding, Shuitian Town and the lowest place, 880 m above sea level, is in the exit mouth of Nanming River.
In the middle of Guiyang, the stratified landform is obvious, mainly including Guiyang, Zhongcaosi synclinal basin and Baiyun, Huaxi, Qingyan multistage tableland as well as corroded depression. Peak cluster and dish-structure depression, funnel, underground stream, karst cave are developed.
The Guiyang city features low latitude, high elevation and diversified landforms. Situated in the subtropical zone, Guiyang enjoys a warm and moist climate, which endowed the city with abundant biological resources. Guiyang is the home to some of China's most spectacular vistas, with verdant mountains, limestone peaks, the Huangguoshu Waterfalls.
Guiyang boasts a population of 4.4517 million (2012). Guiyang is a multi-nationalities city. Apart from the Han, there are 36 minority ethnic groups, including the Miao, Buyi, Dong, Yi, Shui, Hui, Gelao, Zhuang, Yao, Manchu, Bai, Mongolian, Qiang and Tujia. Nationalities like Buyi and Miao account for 77.65% of the total minority populations. The most populous minority ethnic group was the Miao, and less populous are the Buyi, the Dong, and the Tujia.
Guiyang Administrative Divisions
Guanshn Lake View District