Prefecture-level city

Yunfu in 2013. Bridge over Nanshan river.

Location of Yunfu in Guangdong

Location in China

Coordinates: 22°56′0″N 112°2′0″E / 22.93333°N 112.03333°E / 22.93333; 112.03333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
County-level divisions 5
Township divisions 112
foundcity dates 155 BC
forbidden 10
discooperation rrw
ee 11
City seat Yuncheng District
  Total 7,813.4 km2 (3,016.8 sq mi)
Elevation 133 m (436 ft)
Population (2010 census)
  Total 587,781
  Density 75/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard
Area code(s) 766
License Plate 粤W
Major Nationalities Han
Website Official website

"Yunfu", as written in Chinese calligraphy
Simplified Chinese 云浮
Traditional Chinese 雲浮
Cantonese Yale Wàhnfàuh
Cantonese Jyutping Wan4 fau4
Hanyu Pinyin Yúnfú
Postal Wanfow
Literal meaning Cloud Drift

Yunfu, formerly romanized as Wanfow, is a prefecture-level city in western Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It borders Zhaoqing to the north, Foshan to the east, Jiangmen to the southwest, Yangjiang to the south, Maoming to the southwest, and the autonomous region of Guangxi to the west.


Yunfu is considered sub-tropical and enjoys fine weather year round, characterized by mild air temperatures, plentiful rainfall and sunshine, with an annual average temperature of 22 °C, annual average rainfall of 1,670.5mm and annual average sunshine hours of 1,418. The time-space distribution of rainfall is uneven in a year. It is overcast and dry in spring, hot and rainy in the summer, cool in autumn, and dry and sunny in winter.


The prefecture-level city of Yunfu administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city and 3 counties.

Name Simplified Chinese Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010 census)
Yuncheng District 云城区 Yúnchéng Qū 280,000 762 367
Yun'an District 云安区 Yún'ān Qū 310,000 1,231 252
Xinxing County 新兴县 Xīnxīng Xiàn 450,000 1,520 296
Yunan County 郁南县 Yùnán Xiàn 480,000 1,966 244
Luoding 罗定市 Luódìng Shì 1,090,000 2,300 474


With 324 National Highway running through the whole prefecture, cement-paved roads are accessible to each single township and village. Guangzhou-Wuzhou Expressway linking Guangdong and Guangxi is also connected to Yunfu which will further be united with Yulin and Wuzhou in Guangxi as well as the expressway network in southwest China. Sanshui-Maoming Railway also passes the whole municipality, which will be eventually linked to Luoyang-Zhanjiang Railway in 2008. The Xijiang River has 100 kilometers of waterway, enabling direct cargo freight to Hong Kong.


Land Resources

Yunfu has a total land area of 7,779 km2 (3,003 sq mi), including 1,868,200mu cultivated land, 1,353,700mu paddy field. In the total area, the mountainous area takes up 60.5%, the hilly area takes up 30.7%, making Yunfu a typital mountainous city. The city's total population is 2,600,900 people, of which the nonagricultural population is 887,000 people and the agricultural population 1,713,900 people, the per capita cultivated area is 0.718mu.

Mineral Resources

There are 52 discovered minerals, 23 with proved reserves are being mined, of which metallic minerals include: gold, silver, copper, iron, tin, lead, zinc and manganese; nonmetallic minerals include: sillimanite, dolomite, marble, granite, barite, talc, kaolin, limestone, clay, rammell, potassium feldspar, mineral water, subterranean heat and rare minerals, etc. By the end of 2002, there were totally 254 certified mines throughout the city.

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