lies in the middle of Guizhou Province. It has an area of 14,900
square km., and a population of 3.54 million.
Most of Anshun is hilly with karst topography. It has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 14ºC, and 270 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,356 millimeters.
The mineral deposits of Anshun include phosphorus, iron, coal, uranium, lead, zinc, and limestone. Anshun's major industries are machinery, food processing, mining, metal making, power, and textile. The Kaiyang phosphorus mine is the largest phosphorus mine in China. The output of abrasive produced in Qingzhen is remarkable. The chief farm products include rice, tobacco, oil-tea camellia, tea, and Chinese yams.
Rail and road transportation facilities in Anshun are good. The Chuanqian and Guikun railway lines pass here.
Anshun has many beautiful mountains and rivers the region's main attractions are the Huangguoshu Falls, Lake Hongfeng, and the Dragon Palace. It also has many historical relics, such as the Wen Temple, the Yangming Cave in Xiuwen, and the Xifeng Hot Spring. The special locally-made products include An liquor, Tianma (gastrodia elata ) liquor, wax printing, and wax pictures.