Location:
located in the southern China, at the mouth of the Pearl River

Neighboring Areas:
Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Hainan provinces; Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Hong Kong and Macao

Population:
6.66 million

Urban Population:
3.95 million

Nationalities:
Han, Li, Yao, Zhuang, Miao, Hui, Manchu and She

Languages:
Chinese, Cantonese, English

History:
With a history of 2,200 years, regarded as the the earilest among the international trade port cities in the world; built as Chuting by the Chu people on the middle reaches of the Yangtse River in the 9th century B.C.; established as Nanhai Prefecture in the Qin dynasty and became Nanyue Kingdom in the Western Han dynasty; the starting point of the Silk Road on the sea which links China with the Arabian and western countries in trading; the China's only foreign trade port at sea before the Qing dynasty

Climatic Features:
Subtropical humid monsoon climate, hot and rainy

Average Temperature:
21.7íŠ annually with the highest of 38.7íŠ and lowest of 0íŠ

Rainfall:
Annual precipitation 1982.7 mm, with rainfall concentrated in spring and autumn

Mountains:
Western Hills, which belong to the Taihang Range; Mt. Jundushan, in the north, which is part of the Mt. Yanshan

Rivers:
Pearl River (West River, North River, East River), Nanhai, Liuhua Lake, Li Lake, Dongshan Lake

Products:
Paddy rice, potato, wheat, corn, jowar, silk, sugarcane, earthnut and hemp Tropical or Subtropical Fruits: banana, cirtrus, lichee, and pineapple

Local Highlights:
Yue Drama Famous Guangdong Folk Music: Bubugao and Xiyangyang Handcraft: Ivory Carving, Sandalwood Fan

  

  

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