Ninger Hani and Yi Autonomous County

Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County

The Ning'er Hani and Yi Autonomous County (宁洱哈尼族彝族自治县, Pinyin: Níng'ěr Hānízú Yízú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county located in the prefecture-level city of Pu'er (思茅), Southern Yunnan province of the People's Republic of China. The county covers an area of 3,670 square kilometers. The county capital is Ning'er.

Demography

The population of this county is has a large proportion of native Hani and Yi people in a predominately Han population. As of 2003 the county records a population of approximately 190,000 people.

History

This county gives its name to Pu-erh tea, due to its historical role in the tea trade in Ancient China.

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