Yunnan Province is located in southwestern China with its capital in Kunming. The northern part of Yunnan forms part of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. The province borders Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Guizhou Province in the east, Sichuan Province in the north, and Tibet Autonomous Region in the northwest. It shares a border with Myanmar in the west, Laos in the south, and Vietnam in the southeast.
Yunnan has one Tibetan autonomous prefecture：Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
The prefecture has an area of 23,870 square kilometers and a population of 374,500 with 33.81 percent of them Tibetans.