Luoping County

Luoping County

Location of Luoping County (pink) and Qujing City (yellow) within Yunnan
Location of Luoping County (pink) and Qujing City (yellow) within Yunnan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture-level city Qujing
 • Total 2,096 km2 (809 sq mi)
 • Total 508,345
 • Density 240/km2 (630/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (CST)
Postal code
Area code(s) 0874
Luoping (labelled as LO-P'ING 羅平) (1954)

Luoping County (Chinese: 罗平县; pinyin: Luópíng Xiàn) is located in Qujing City, in eastern Yunnan province, China, bordering Guizhou province to the east and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the southeast.

The county of Luoping in eastern Yunnan is noted for its springtime scenery, when its fields of canola (also known as rapeseed) plants are in full bloom, surrounding the area's mountains with a blanket of golden flowers.[citation needed]

Located near where Yunnan meets Guizhou and Guangxi, Luoping is about 240 kilometers east of Kunming. Not unlike the terraced fields of Yuanyang in southern Yunnan, Luoping's canola fields attract many photographers.[citation needed]

The canola flowering lasts until late June. During this high travel season for the county regular buses leave from Kunming's bus stations on an almost hourly basis.[citation needed]

Canola field in Luoping

Ethnic groups [ edit ]

The Luoping County Almanac (1995:601) lists the following Yi subgroups and their respective locations.

  • Wopu窝普 / Large Black Yi 大黑彝
    • Majie town 马街镇: Dayiben 大以本, Jiudaogou 九道沟, Jigu 吉古
    • Agang township 阿岗乡: Satuge 洒土格
  • Nasupu纳苏普 / Small Black Yi 小黑彝 (pop. 20,000+)
    • Huancheng township 环城乡: Poyi 坡衣
    • Fule town 富乐镇: Lefeng 乐丰
    • Alu township 阿鲁乡: Qile 启乐, Feige 非格
    • Agang township 阿岗乡: Yiyi 以宜
    • Jiuwuji township 旧屋基乡: Anmule 安木勒, Muxing 木星, Fawan 法弯, Laozhai 老寨
    • Majie town 马街镇: Daimo 歹墨, Luji 鲁基
    • Changdi township 长底乡: Deshao 德沙, Bazuo 把佐
  • Gepu戈仆 / Gan Yi 甘/干彝 (pop. 4,300+)
    • Huancheng township 环城乡: Zhonghe 中和, Budai 补歹
  • Awu阿武 (pop. 100)
    • Huancheng township 环城乡
  • Luwu鲁屋 / White Yi 白彝

Climate [ edit ]

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Coordinates: 24°53′06″N104°18′29″E / 24.88500°N 104.30806°E / 24.88500; 104.30806

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