- a city in and the capital of Yunnan province, in S China: an important transshipment point on the Burma Road in World War II.
[yoo-nan, -nahn; Chinese yyn-nahn]
- a province in S China. 168,417 sq. mi. (436,200 sq. km). Capital: Kunming.
- former name of Kunming.
Also Wade-Giles, Yün·nan.
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Two days after Kunming, this possibility seems more remote than ever.
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- a city in SW China, capital of Yunnan province, near Lake Tien: important during World War II as a Chinese military centre, American air base, and transport terminus for the Burma Road; Yunnan University (1934). Pop: 1 748 000 (2005 est)
- a province of SW China: consists mainly of a plateau broken in the southeast by the Red and Black Rivers, with mountains in the west, rising over 5500 m (18 000 ft); large deposits of tin, lead, zinc, and coal. Capital: Kunming. Pop: 43 760 000 (2003 est). Area: 436 200 sq km (168 400 sq miles)
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