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Liupanshui

Liupanshui
Administration
Full nameLiupanshui
Official name六盘水市
Native name六盘水
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceGuizhou
Geography
Total Area3831.4 sq mi (9926 km2)
Demography
Total Population2830000 (2006)
Metro (pop.)251900
Other information
Time zoneChina standard time (UTC+8)

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Liupanshui ( ) is a city whose urban area has 251,900 inhabitants in Western Guizhou province in the People's Republic of China. The population of its jurisdictional area (the prefecture-level city) has exceeded 2,830,000 as of 2006, and it is the second largest city in Guizhou. It has an area of 9,926 km2.

The city was founded in 1978 as a prefecture-level municipality.

It is known locally as "The Cool City" or "Cool Capital" due to its low average summer temperature.


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