Kunming (昆明)


Kunming is a tier 2 city located within Yunnan Province in Southwest China. It is also Yunnan's Provincial Capital.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Kunming is classified as a "Prefecture-level City", meaning it is governed under Yunnan province control.

Map of Kunming

Kunming in Chinese

The official name of Kunming in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Kunming would be written:

Kūnmíng shì

Kunming Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Kunming

Since the establishment of the Yunnan Free Trade Zone in 2019, the following sections within Kunming have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Kunming Area

High Tech Zones in Kunming

The following high tech zones are located in Kunming:

  • Kunming High-Tech Industry Development Zone (昆明高新技术产业开发区)
       - website: gxq.km.gov.cn
       - focus industries: Biological medicine; New materials; Equipment manufacturing

Kunming Transportation

Airports in Kunming

Kunming is served by the following airports:

  • Kunming Changshui International Airport (IATA: KMG | ICAO: ZPPP)

Kunming Metro

The city of Kunming's metro system commenced operation on 28 June 2012.

Kunming Companies

High-profile Kunming Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Kunming:

  • 俊发集团有限公司 | Chun Fat Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南云内动力集团有限公司 | Yunnan Yunnei Power Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南云天化股份有限公司 | Yunnan Yuntianhua Co., Ltd.
  • 云南白药集团股份有限公司 | Yunnan Baiyao Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南省康旅控股集团有限公司 | Yunnan Kanglv Investment Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南省建设投资控股集团有限公司 | Yunnan Construction Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南省投资控股集团有限公司 | Yunnan Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南省能源投资集团有限公司 | Yunnan Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd.
  • 云南铜业股份有限公司 | Yunnan Copper Co., Ltd.
  • 云南铝业股份有限公司 | Yunnan Aluminum Co., Ltd.
  • 云南锡业股份有限公司 | Yunnan Tin Industry Co., Ltd.
  • 云天化集团有限责任公司 | Yuntianhua Group Co., Ltd.
  • 华能澜沧江水电股份有限公司 | Huaneng Lancangjiang Hydropower Co., Ltd.
  • 昆明钢铁控股有限公司 | Kunming Iron and Steel Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • 贵研铂业股份有限公司 | Guiyan Platinum Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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