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A province of southwest China bordering Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. Kunming is the capital.
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(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)
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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
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2015: Potential habitat corridors and restoration areas for the black-and-white snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti) in Yunnan, China. Oryx 49: 719-726.
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[1] Faculty of Life Science and Technology, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, Yunnan, China
Guanyin, 11-12th century, Dali kingdom, Yunnan, China, gilt bronze, ht 38cm.
Zou is professor of veterinary parasitology at the Key Laboratory of Veterinary Public Health of Higher Education of Yunnan Province, College of Veterinary Medicine, Yunnan Agricultural University, Kunming, Yunnan, China. His research focuses on the epidemiology and molecular biology of parasitic protozoa and control strategies for parasitic infections of animals and humans.
A fight erupted when villagers near Lake Lugu in Yunnan, China confronted a group of Chinese tourists who were littering by the famous tourist spot.
Ecological distribution and diversity of gamasid mites on small mammals in Yunnan, China. Acta Parasitol.
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