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 (gwē′jō′, gwā′-) also Kwei·chow (kwā′chō′)
A province of southwest China. Guiyang is the capital.
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(ˈɡweɪˈdʒəʊ) ,




(Placename) a province of SW China, between the Yangtze and Xi Rivers: a high plateau. Capital: Guiyang. Pop: 38 700 000 (2003 est). Area: 174 000 sq km (69 278 sq miles)
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1. Also, Kweichow. a province in S China. 34,580,000; 67,181 sq. mi. (173,999 sq. km).Cap.: Guiyang.
2. former name of Fengjie.
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The occurrence of cloudy skies over southern China (south of 35[degrees]N) is greater than over northern China, with the cloudiest conditions found over the Sichuan Basin, the northeastern Yunnan-Kweichow Plateau, and tropical areas (0[degrees]N-10[degrees]N, 90[degrees]E-120[degrees]E).
However, high-level cloud is rare over the northeast Yunnan-Kweichow Plateau in autumn and over southern and northeast China and adjacent waters in winter.
HONG KONG, Sept 16, 2015 - (ACN Newswire) - Along the track of 27.51 north latitude, in the hinterland of the Yunnan-Kweichow Plateau, thousands of kilometers from the coastline, a river flowing through the world's unique karst landform is bringing the mysterious bouquet hidden in mountains to you.