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15 July 2015

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Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture

Total area: 15,500 km2
Population: 2.9106 million (2021)
Major industrial products: Manganese-zinc processing, bio-pharmaceuticals, food stuff
Major agricultural products: Food, oil plants, poultry
Major mines: Manganese, zinc, vanadium, lead, phosphorus
Total length of railways: 370 km (2021)
Total length of roads: 13,225 km (2021)
GDP: 79.211 billion CNY (2021)
Sum of exports: 1.675 billion CNY (2021)
Sum of imports: 9.75 million CNY (2021)
Actual use of foreign investment: 3.05 million USD (2021)
Per capita disposable income: 19,660 CNY (2021)
Forest coverage: 70.24% (2021)

Data Source: Xiangxi Prefecture Statistics Bureau

Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture of Tujia and Miao Nationalities is the only autonomous prefecture for minority nationalities in Hunan. It is inhabited by people of the Tujia, Miao, Hui, Dong and Bai nationalities, who constitute 72% of the total population of 2.6382 million.

The autonomous prefecture is situated in the Wuling Mountain range. It not only has a beautiful landscape, but has also preserved large numbers of unique ethnic customs. It is now open to tourists from all parts of the country as well as the rest of the world. Its tourism trade is growing with each passing day.

The Xiangxi autonomous prefecture is the only region in Hunan Province that has been included in the state plan for the development of the western region on a large scale. It enjoys state preferential policies specially formulated for the development of the west. The people of Xiangxi are sure to seize this historical opportunity to accelerate its economic and social development.

International friendship cities: 

• Chinon, France
• Sestroretsk, Russia
• Tsantsabanea, South Africa
• Angé, France (with Fenghuang)

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