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Bama Yao Autonomous County (Zhuang: Bahmax Yauzcuz Swci Yen,simplified Chinese: 巴马瑶族自治县; traditional Chinese: 巴馬瑤族自治縣; pinyin: Bāmǎ Yáozú Zìzhìxiàn) is a county in Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of Hechi City. The residents of Bama County have a reputation for longevity, and Bama has been the focus of studies from geriatricians nationwide.[1]

Bama County

巴马县 · Bahmaj Yen
Bahmaj Yauzcuz Swciyen
Bama Yao Autonomous County
Ba`ma Shou Square 2015.5.23.jpg
Bama is located in Guangxi
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 24°08′N 107°15′E / 24.133°N 107.250°E / 24.133; 107.250Coordinates: 24°08′N 107°15′E / 24.133°N 107.250°E / 24.133; 107.250
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityHechi
Township-level divisions1 towns
9 townships
County seatBama Town
 • Total1,966 km2 (759 sq mi)
230 m (750 ft)
 • Total251,000
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Administrative divisionsEdit

There is 1 town and 9 townships in the county:[2]

The only town is Bama



The Yao people of Bama County consist of the following three subgroups.[3]

  • Bunu 布努: in Dongshan 东山乡
  • Nuomang 诺芒: in Suolüe 所略乡 and Yandong 燕洞乡
  • Nuonuo 诺诺: in remaining townships



  1. ^ Xu, Wei; He, Dan (2012-09-06). "Centenarians say age is just a number". Beijing: China Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-08.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:巴马瑶族自治县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-02.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-29. Retrieved 2012-11-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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