Huaxi district is located in the central part of Guizhou province, east of Longli county of Qiannan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, west of Gui'an New Area, south of Huishui county and Changshun county of Qiannan Bouyei and Miao autonomous prefecture, and north of Nanming district and Guanshanhu district.
Located 17 kilometers south of downtown of Guiyang, it is a typical karst area dominated by mountains and hills. It is a 17 river watershed between the Yangtze River system and the Pearl River system. The land area of the whole district is 964.14 square kilometers. The annual average temperature is 16.0 C, the average temperature in winter is 7.0 C, and the average temperature in summer is 23.7 C.
Huaxi district has jurisdiction over four towns, five townships, 18 communities, 122 villages and 52 neighborhood committees. There are 40 ethnic groups including Han, Miao and Bouyei.
Huaxi District is known as the "Pearl of the Plateau" and is a famous scenic tourist area. It is best known for Shilihetan National Urban Wetland Park, the Confucius School, Huaxi Park, Tianhe Tan, Qingyan Ancient Town and Miaoxiang Gaopo. In 2010, it was selected as one of the ten most influential scenic spots in Guizhou. Tianhe Tan Scenic Area is a national AAAA tourist area and Qingyan Ancient Town Scenic Area is a national AAAAA tourist area.
Huaxi is rich in scientific, educational and cultural resources. It is home to Guizhou University, the Party School of the Provincial Party Committee, Guizhou Minzu University, Yatai Vocational and Technical College and other institutions of higher learning.
The new Huaxi district, which integrates the advantages of the former Huaxi district and the Xiaohe Economic Development Zone, has already realized optimal allocation of various resource elements and of the industrial structure and expanded the regional economy. It is the industrial economic zones in Guiyang with the fastest economic growth and the greatest development potential. Huaxi District has successively won the national titles of National Ecological Demonstration Zone, National Agricultural Products Processing Demonstration Base, National Civil-Military Integration (Equipment Manufacturing) High-tech Industrialization Base, National New Industrialization Industry Demonstration Base, National Electronic Commerce Demonstration Base, National Recycling Transformation Demonstration Pilot Park, among others.