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Profile of Nanming

Updated: 2022-02-10


Nanming district is located in Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province. [Photo/CFP]

Nanming district is one of the central urban areas of Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, covering a total area of 209.34 square kilometers. It manages four townships and 18 sub-district offices.

According to statistics from 2019, the permanent population is 907,700, and the registered population is 624,000.

The district's average altitude is 1,260 meters, and the average annual sunshine time is 1,354 hours, making it one of the cities with the lowest ultraviolet radiation level in the world.

Location and transportation

Nanming is a notable hub of China's western region and has convenient access to both Guangdong province and Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region.

Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport is located in the district and has opened more than 60 routes connecting to domestic and overseas destinations. The airport has an annual passenger throughput of 15 million.

Guiyang Railway Station, Guiyang South Railway Station and Guiyang East Railway Station are all located in the district.

Nanming has formed a three-dimensional transportation network comprised of aviation, railway and highway infrastructure.

Economic development

In 2021, Nanming generated a GDP of 97.77 billion yuan ($14.68 billion)-- a year-on-year increase of 6.6 percent -- ranking it first among the districts and county-level cities administered by Guiyang.

In 2021, the total output value of Nanming's construction industry, total retail sales of social consumer goods, wholesale and retail sales, housing, restaurant and catering sales, as well as the actual utilization of foreign capital, all ranked first in the city.

Meanwhile, in 2021, sales of the district's wholesale industry reached 198.08 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 19.4 percent and retail sales came in at 49.69 billion yuan, a gain of 16.4 percent.

In addition, the district's restaurant and catering sector turnover hit 7.38 billion yuan, surging 30.6 percent compared with that in 2020.

Furthermore, Nanming ranked first in Guiyang city and third in Guizhou province in terms of business promotions and it ranked eighth in Guizhou in its business environment assessment.


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