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Kaili (simplified Chinese: 凯里; traditional Chinese: 凱裡; pinyin: Kǎilǐ) is a county-level city under the administration of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, in southeastern Guizhou province, People's Republic of China. It is the center of Miao culture, hosting more than 120 festivals every year.[1] Kaili has a population of 478,642 in 2010[2] and is a major producer of rice.

County-level City
Skyline of Kaili
Kaili is located in China
Location of the county
Coordinates: 26°35′N 107°58′E / 26.583°N 107.967°E / 26.583; 107.967Coordinates: 26°35′N 107°58′E / 26.583°N 107.967°E / 26.583; 107.967
Country China
Province Guizhou
Prefecture Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture
Township-level divisions 7 subdistricts
9 towns
2 townships
County seat Dashizi Subdistrict (大十字街道)
 • Total 1,570 km2 (610 sq mi)
Population (2014) 553,836
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 556000
Area code(s) 0855



Kaili has a lush and vivid history. What stands out most prominently is its burgeoning education system. Highlighted by the efforts of Qiandongnan National Polytechnic College (QDNY), Kaili is emerging onto the Guizhou scene. QDNY's first international teachers arrived in the Fall of 2011 and helped cement QDNY as Kaili's premier educational institution. The volunteer teachers stayed for two years, and helped usher in harmonious prosperity with the great people of Kaili. Kaili is also home to Kaili University.

Miao peopleEdit

City centre

A significant population of Miao and Gejia (officially classified as Miao) live in Kaili. Kaili is host to more than 120 Miao festivals throughout the year. The Miao are known for arts and crafts, including jewelry, embroidery, brocade, batik, and papercutting.[1]


Kaili experiences a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cwa/Cfa) with cool, dry winters and hot, wet summers. Kaili's area is 1,306 km2 (504 sq mi). The postal code for Kaili is 556000.


Traditional food in Kaili CityEdit

Miao style sour fish soup is the traditional food in Kaili. Miao style sour fish soup is made with tomatoes, thai chili pepper,garlic,ginger,salt and some oil. The fish that put into the pot is the catfish because it does not have so much bone and it is tasty. The soup is not very fat and it is healthy for your stomach. it can let your stomach more easier to absorb nutrition and digest food. Especially, when you have a stomach ache, eating Miao style sour fish soup can also treat stomach ache. it can let your stomach restore normally.


Kaili City is divided 7 subdistricts and 9towns and 2 townships. Dashizhi subdistrict is the city seat which houses Kaili City Government and Kaili City Council.

  • Subdistricts:Dashizi、Chengxi、Ximen、Yatang、Wanxi、Kaihuai、Ximahe
  • Towns:Sankeshu、Zhouxi、Panghai、Wanshui、Lushan、Wanchao、Longchang、Xiasi、Bibo
  • Townships:Kaitang、Dafengdong



Technical schoolEdit

  • Guizhou Agricultural mechanical and electrical school(贵州省农业机电学校)
  • Kaili first vocational technical school(凯里市第一职业技术学校)
  • Qiandongnan School of Applied Technology (黔东南应用技术学校)
  • Qiandongnan national medium vocational technical school(黔东南州民族中等职业技术学校)
  • Qiandongnan Vocational and technical school(黔东南州电子工业职业技术学校)

Senior schoolEdit

  • Kaili NO.1 School
  • Kaili NO.3 School
  • Kaili NO.8 School
  • Kaili Kaifaqu senior middle school
  • Kaili Huatai senior middle school
  • Kaili Bonan senior middle school
  • Kaili University affiliated middle school
  • Kaili Tianjiabing Middle School
  • Kaili Shuanglang Middle School
  • Qiandongnan Zhenhua National Middle School
  • Qiandongnan national senior high school

Middle schoolEdit

  • Kaili NO.2 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.4 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.5 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.6 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.7 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.9 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.10 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.11 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.12 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.13 Middle School
  • Kaili NO.15 Middle School
  • Kaili Kaifaqu Middle School
  • Kaili Xiasi Middle School
  • Kaili Yifu Middle School

Primary schoolEdit

  • Kaili NO.1 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.2 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.3 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.4 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.5 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.6 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.7 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.8 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.9 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.10 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.11 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.12 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.13 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.14 Primary School
  • Kaili NO.15 Primary School


Relative locationEdit


  1. ^ a b "The Zhuang & the Miao". Fodor's. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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