Qianxinan Bouyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2016-09-12
The prefecture covers 16,800 square kilometers in southwestern Guizhou province and has a population of 2.8 million, as of the end of 2015, with at least 30 minorities, such as the Bouyei, Miao and Hui, accounting for 42 percent of that. It was established on Sept 21, 1981, with Xingyi as its capital, so it is one of the youngest of China's 30 prefectures. It also has counties of Pu'an, Qinglong, Anlong, Xingren, Zhenfeng, Ceheng, and Wangmo.
It has what is called a "golden climate: with average temperatures of 16.5℃ and winters that are not too cold and the summers that are not too hot. It has ample rainfall, a good ecology and environment and a pleasant climate. Its air quality is good or even excellent all year round. Its capital, Xingyi, is in 9th place on China's "Top100 Cities in Air Quality" list and is known as "the most livable city in China" and considered a superior place for human health, cultivation, and longevity.