() is a prefecture-level city
located in the northeast corner of Yunnan
province of Southwest China
The prefecture, almost exclusively agricultural
, is one of the poorest in China
, which led the authorities to encourage young people to migrate
and southern parts
of China to find work. For the year 2003, the number of emigrants was 650,000.
The government wanted the number to increase by 50,000 in 2004.
Geography and climate
Influenced by the low latitude and moderate elevation, Zhaotong has a temperate subtropical highland climate
), with cool, dry winters, and warm, humid summers. Temperatures frequently drop below freezing at night in winter, though the days warm up to around . Conversely, in summer, average highs rise to . A great majority of the year's rainfall occurs from May to September.
The main industries in the prefecture are mining, tobacco and cement manufacturing
Zhaotong has some of the largest Lignite
sources in China
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