Copyright © 2008 Chinaenglishmedium.com
Guangzhou , P.R China
Guangzhou, located in the south part of China, at the mouth of the Pearl River delta, is
an important trading center as well as a busy port and the capital city of the province of
Guandong. The city has an area of 7,434 square kilometers and a population of 6.7
million. Under its administration are four county-level cities of Huadu, Conghua,
Zengcheng and Panyu and eight districts: Yuexiu, Dongshan, Haizhu, Litchi, Tianhe,
Baiyun, Fangcun and Whampu. It's a famous historical and cultural city in China.
Guangzhou stands at the confluence of the East River, West River and North River, with
its land sloping from north-east to south-west, and an alluvial plain in the south and
south-west parts. It adjoins the South China Sea, and is crisscross with rivers and
streams and has a south subtropical marine climate.
The average year-round temperature is 22°C. August is the hottest month, with an
average temperature of 28°C. January is the coldest month, with an average of 13C. The
rainy season falls between April and August. Average annual rainfall is 1,720 mm.
Guangzhou has advanced agriculture, abounding in rice, sugarcanes, fruits, freshwater
fish and oil crops. Its mineral resources include coal, salt, copper, iron, zinc, lead and
limestone. Flowers bloom there all year round, hence its name as the City of Flowers,
which is one of the several nick names of Guangzhou.
Guangzhou is the largest and most flourishing industrial and foreign trade center in
south China. A China Export Commodities Fair is held in Guangzhou in the spring and
autumn every year since 1957. Guangzhou's industry covers a large range of items such
as machinery, shipbuilding, textiles, sugar-refinery, household electrical appliances,
computers, petrochemicals, light industrial products for daily use, rubber products and
garments. The Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone situated in
Huangpu has already taken shape.
Guangzhou is also a communication hub of Guangdong Province, with railways and
highways radiating in all directions, and convenient inland-water, coastal and ocean
transport. Huangpu is the biggest seaport in the South, ranking fifth in volume of freight
handled in China. Its airport stands also in the forefront in passenger transport.
A modern city in China, Guangzhou is the political, economic, educational, cultural as
well as scientific and technological center in South China. It is also a tourist city. There
are more than 150 famed scenes and sights in Guangzhou, and a good variety of
modern facilities for recreation and entertainment. Main tourist attractions include
Ancestral Temple of Chen Family, Flowery Pagoda in Liurong Temple, Baosheng
Temple and Sever-star Crags in Zhaoqing, Ancestral Temple in Foshan and hot springs
in Conghua. Efforts are being made to build Guangzhou into an international metropolis
functioning primarily as the biggest financial, high-tech and light industrial, as well as
communication and transport center in South China
Southern Medical University
Offering Medical Education in China