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|Abbreviations: 黔 or 贵 (pinyin: QiŠn or Guž)|
|Origin of Name|| 贵 guž - valuable |
州 zhōu - zhou
| Capital and|
|CPC Guizhou Committee Secretary||Qian Yunlu|
|Area||176,100 km² (16th)|
| Population (2002) |
| 38,370,000 (15th) |
| GDP (2002)|
- per capita
| 118.5 billion • (26th) |
3088 • (31st)
|Major Nationalities (2000)|| Han - 63%|
Miao - 12%
Buyi - 8%
Dong - 5%
Tujia - 4%
Yi - 2%
Gelao - 2%
Shui - 1%
Other cities include: Anshun , Congjiang, Zunyi .
Guizhou has a subtropical humid climate. There are few seasonal changes.
Guizhou is one of the provinces that contains the most minority groups. The minority groups account for more than 37% of the total population and they include Yao, Miao, Yi, Qiang, Dong, Zhuang, Buyi, Bai, Tujia, Gelao and Shui. 55.5% of the province area is designated as autonomous regions for them.
The province has many covered bridges, called Wind and Rain Bridges. These were built by the Dong minority people.
Huangguoshu Waterfall , the biggest waterfall in China.
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