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A province of southwest China bordering Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. Kunming is the capital.


(juːˈnæn) or


(Placename) a province of SW China: consists mainly of a plateau broken in the southeast by the Red and Black Rivers, with mountains in the west, rising over 5500 m (18 000 ft); large deposits of tin, lead, zinc, and coal. Capital: Kunming. Pop: 43 760 000 (2003 est). Area: 436 200 sq km (168 400 sq miles)


or Yün•nan

(yʊˈnæn, -ˈnɑn)

1. a province in S China. 39,390,000; 168,417 sq. mi. (436,200 sq. km). Cap.: Kunming.
2. former name of Kunming.
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Noun1.Yunnan - a province of southern China
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world