Zhanjiang City, formerly known as “Guangzhou Bay”, otherwise known as “Gangcheng City”, is a prefecture-level city under the jurisdiction of Guangdong Province. It is located at the southernmost tip of the Leizhou Peninsula in mainland China, in the southwest of Guangdong Province, at the intersection of the three provinces of Guangdong and Guangxi, and in the south of the South China Sea. It faces the Hainan Province across the Qiongzhou Strait, borders the Beibu Gulf to the west, the southwest back to the south, and Maoming City to the northeast. The city has a population of more than 8.3 million and an area of 13,200 square kilometers. It administers 4 districts, 3 county-level cities and 2 counties. It has one national economic and technological development zone (national high-tech zone) and three functional zones.
Zhanjiang City is located in the low latitudes south of the Tropic of Cancer. It is a tropical and subtropical monsoon climate. It is regulated by the marine climate all year round. There is no cold in winter and no heat in summer. Subtropical crops and marine resources are abundant, and seafood products are well known throughout the country.
Zhanjiang has developed land, sea and air transportation. It is the central city of the western Guangdong and Beibu Gulf urban agglomerations. It is the shortest port city in China to Southeast Asia, Europe, Africa and Oceania. It is one of the first 14 coastal open cities in the country in 1984. The first batch of “Belt and Road” maritime cooperation fulcrum cities.
Airport: Yuexi International Airport (under construction), Zhanjiang Airport
Railway Station: Zhanjiang Station (South Station), Zhanjiang West Station