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China's Ethnic Minority Regions

China's Ethnic Minority Regions

 

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Although small in number, the peoples of the various minority ethnic groups inhabit 64% of the country covering 5 autonomous regions, 30 autonomous prefectures and 120 autonomous counties as well as 1,256 ethnic townships.

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Snapshots of Ethnic Minority Regions

 

Chifeng

Chifeng City, named by the Red Mountain in its northeast conner, is located in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. Chifeng occupies 90,000 square kilometers and is comprised of 3 districts, 7 Qis and 2 counties which are located at the junction of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Liaoning province and Hebei province. Its population is 4,600,000, with 800,000 Mongolian ethnic minority groups accounting for 17.39%.

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Pearl of Northeast Asia—Yanbian

As the only Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China, Yanbian is situated in the Changbai Mountain area in the east of Jilin Province and along the beautiful Tumen River. 37% of Koreans in China live here. It enjoys the reputations of “Land of Education”, “Land of Soccer”, and “Land of Song and Dance”.

The Location of Yanbian

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