Guangzhou, is the provincial capital of Guangdong Province, the sub-provincial city, the national central city, the megacity, the international metropolis, the international business center, the international comprehensive transportation hub, and the national comprehensive gateway city.
Located in the south-central part of Guangdong Province, the northern edge of the Pearl River Delta, bordering the South China Sea, close to Hong Kong and Macao, Guangzhou is the southern gateway to China's world. It is the core city of Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau, the Pearl River Delta Economic Zone and the hub of the Belt and Road Delta city.
Since the 1930s, Guangzhou has become the main port of the Maritime Silk Road. It became China's largest port in the Tang and Song Dynasties and is the world's most famous port city. It was the only foreign trade port in China during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is the only country in the world for more than 2,000 years with the long-lasting port.
With a total area of 7,434 square kilometers, Guangzhou has jurisdiction over 11 municipal districts and is a maritime subtropical monsoon climate. Guangzhou is the largest city in South China, and Guangzhou is ranked as the world's first-tier city by the global authority GaWC.
The “China Import and Export Fair” held in Guangzhou every year has attracted a large number of merchants as well as a large number of foreign-funded enterprises and Fortune 500 companies.
There are more than 8,700 national high-tech enterprises in Guangzhou, ranking the top three in the country. Guangzhou has assembled 80% of the province's colleges and universities, 70% of science and technology personnel, and the total number of university students in the country ranks first in China.
Foreign Name: Guangzhou, Canton, Kwangchow
Alias: Sui, Huacheng, Yangcheng, Wuyangcheng
Telephone area code: (+86)020
Postal code: 510000
Location: South Central Guangdong Province, North of the Pearl River Delta
Area: 7434.4 square kilometers
Resident population: 144.884 million (2017)
Dialect: Cantonese and Hakka
Climatic conditions: subtropical monsoon climate
Famous attractions: Huacheng Square, Guangzhou Tower, Chenjiatun, Baomo Garden, Chimelong Tourist Resort, Shamian, Sacred Heart Cathedral
Airport: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
Railway Station: Guangzhou Station, Guangzhou East Railway Station, Guangzhou South Railway Station, Guangzhou North Railway Station, etc.