Guizhou

/gwee"joh"/, n. Pinyin.
1. Also, Kweichow. a province in S China. 17,140,000; 67,181 sq. mi. (173,999 sq. km). Cap.: Guiyang.
2. former name of Fengjie.

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or Kuei-chou conventional Kweichow

Province (pop., 2000 est.: 35,250,000), southwestern China.

It is bordered by Yunnan, Sichuan, and Hunan provinces, Chongqing municipality, and Guangxi autonomous region. It has an area of 67,200 sq mi (174,000 sq km). Its capital is Guiyang. Guizhou has rough topography, poor communications, and consequent isolation. About three-fourths of the people are Han Chinese; there are also aboriginal peoples, including the Miao. Guizhou came under Chinese influence during the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), when it was made a province. During the Qing dynasty (1644–1911), struggles between the minorities, especially the Miao, were common. Serious revolts occurred in the 19th century and in 1941–44, as a result of exploitation by local warlords. The communists took the area in 1949. Its mineral resources are rich and support some mining.

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Universalium. 2010.

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