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

6.66 million

Urban Population:
3.95 million

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

Chinese, Cantonese, English

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

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

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

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

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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