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Guizhou (Simplified Chinese: 贵州, Traditional: 貴州, pinyin: Gùizhōu, WG: Kuei-chou, also spelled Kweichow) is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the southwestern part of the country.

Gužzhōu Shěng
Province Abbreviation(s): 黔 QiŠn or 貴 Guž
Capital Guiyang
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 16th
176,100 km²
 - Total (Year)
 - Density
Ranked 17th
Administration Type Province
GovernorShi Xiushi

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Economy
4 Demographics
5 Culture
6 Tourism
7 Miscellaneous topics
8 External links



Guizhou adjoins Sichuan Province and Chongqing Municipality to the north, Yunnan Province to the west, Guangxi Province to the south and Hunan Province to the east.

Other major cities: Anshun; 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.

Miscellaneous topics

External links

[ Edit {}] Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China
Provinces¹: Anhui | Fujian | Gansu | Guangdong | Guizhou | Hainan | Hebei | Heilongjiang | Henan | Hubei | Hunan | Jiangsu | Jiangxi | Jilin | Liaoning | Qinghai | Shaanxi | Shandong | Shanxi | Sichuan | Yunnan | Zhejiang
Autonomous Regions;: Guangxi | Inner Mongolia | Ningxia | Tibet | Xinjiang
Municipalities: Beijing | Chongqing | Shanghai | Tianjin
Special Administrative Regions;: Hong Kong | Macau
¹ See also: Political status of Taiwan