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Nanzhong (南中) was an ancient region consisting of modern-day Yunnan, Guizhou, and southern Sichuan in southern China.

The region was the homeland of the Nanman tribes, led by Meng Huo; in 225 AD, the famed statesman Zhuge Liang led three columns into Yunnan to assert authority over the tribes. His seven captures of Meng Huo is celebrated in Chinese folklore.

Coordinates: 27°34′00″N 105°18′54″E / 27.566721°N 105.314941°E / 27.566721; 105.314941