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Guangzhou
广州
Sub-provincial ceety
广州市
Frae top: Tianhe CBD, the Canton Tower & Chigang Pagoda, Haizhu Bridge, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Statue o Five Goats, Zhenhai Tower in Yuexiu Park, an Sacred Heart Cathedral.
Location o Guangzhou Ceety (yellae) in Guangdong
Guangzhou is located in China
Guangzhou
Guangzhou
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 23°08′N 113°16′E / 23.133°N 113.267°E / 23.133; 113.267Coordinates: 23°08′N 113°16′E / 23.133°N 113.267°E / 23.133; 113.267
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Guangdong
Government
 • Type Sub-provincial ceety
 • CPC Ctte Secretary Wan Qingliang
 • Mayor Chen Jianhua
Area[1]
 • Sub-provincial ceety 7,434 km2 (2,870 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,843 km2 (1,484 sq mi)
Elevation 21 m (68 ft)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Sub-provincial ceety 12,700,800
 • Density 1,708/km2 (4,425/sq mi)
 • Urban 11,070,654
Demonym Guangzhouese
Cantonese
Time zone Cheenae Staundart time (UTC+8)
Postal code 510000
Area code(s) 20
GDP[3] 2010
 - Total CN¥1060.448 billion
(US$163.3 billion)
 - Per caipita CN¥83,494
(US$12,860)
 - Growt Increase 13.0%
Licence plate prefixes A
Website http://english.gz.gov.cn

Guangzhou,[4] an aa kent as Canton or Kwangchow,[5] is a sub-provincial ceety an the caipital o the Guangdong province in the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. It is ane o the five National Central Ceeties.[6] Locatit in soothren Cheenae on the Pearl River, aboot 120 km (75 mi) northwast o Hong Kong, Guangzhou is a key transportation hub an tradin port.[7]

Guangzhou is the third lairgest ceety in Cheenae an soothren Cheenae's lairgest ceety. As o the 2000 census, the ceety haed a population o 6 million, an an urban aurie population o roughly 11.85 million,[8] makin it the maist populous ceety in the province an the third maist populous metropolitan auriea in Cheenae. Some estimates place the population o the entire urban agglomeration as heich as 24.2 million, makin it the 2nt biggest urban aurie in the warld efter Tokyo.[9] The Guangzhou govrenment's offeecial estimate o the ceety's population at the end o 2009 wis 10,334,500, an addition o 152,500 fowk frae the previous year.[10] Includin registrated migrant population (present in the ceety 6 months or mair) ceety population is ower 14 mln[11]. In 2008 Guangzhou wis identified as a Beta Warld Ceety bi the Global ceety index produced bi GaWC.[12]

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guangzhou is twinned wi the follaein ceeties:[13]

Kintra Ceety Coonty/Destrict/Province/Region/State Date
Japan Fukuoka Fukuoka 2 Mey 1979
Unitit States Los Angeles Californie 8 December 1981
Philippines Manila Metro Manila 5 November 1982
Canadae Vancouver Breetish Columbie 27 Mairch 1985
Australie Sydney New Sooth Wales 12 Mey 1986
Italy Bari Bari 12 November 1986
Fraunce Lyon Rhône 19 Januar 1988
Germany Frankfurt Hesse 11 Aprile 1988
New Zealand Auckland Auckland 17 Februar 1989
Sooth Korea Gwangju Gwangju 25 October 1996
Swaden Linköping Östergötland 24 November 1997
Sooth Africae Durban KwaZulu-Natal 17 Julie 2000
Unitit Kinrick Bristol Ingland 23 Mey 2001
Roushie Yekaterinburg Sverdlovsk 10 Julie 2002
Peru Arequipa Arequipa 27 October 2004
Indonesie Surabaya East Java 21 December 2005
Lithuanie Vilnius Vilnius 12 October 2006
Unitit Kinrick Birmingham Ingland 4 December 2006
Sri Lanka Hambantota Hambantota 27 Februar 2007
Brazil Recife Pernambuco 22 October 2007
Finland Tampere Pirkanmaa 2 December 2008
Thailand Bangkok Bangkok 13 November 2009

Friendship ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guangzhou haes the follaein friendship ceeties:[14]

Kintra Ceety County/District/Province/Region/State Date
Brazil Salvador Bahia 6 Aprile 1996
Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Ceety Municipality o Vietnam 11 Aprile 1996
Japan Ōita Ōita 9 October 1997
Roushie Khabarovsk Khabarovsk 15 October 1997
Unitit Arab Emirates Dubai Dubai 1 Juin 2000
Unitit States Guam Unincorporated organized territories 28 Mairch 2002
Japan Noboribetsu Hokkaidō 19 Mey 2002
Australie Melbourne Victoria 9 Aprile 2003
Egyp Alexandria Alexandria 17 Julie 2003
Spain Barcelona Catalonie 23 October 2003
Kyrgyzstan Bishkek Chuy 1 December 2004
Cuba Havana Havana 15 Juin 2005
Germany Düsseldorf North Rhine-Westphalie 15 Julie 2006

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "土地面积、人口密度(2008年)". Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou. Retrieved 2010-02-08. 
  2. "广州市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报" (in Chinese). Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou. 2011-05-16. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. "2010年广州市国民经济和社会发展统计公报" (in Chinese). Statistics Bureau of Guangzhou. 2011-04-07. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  4. "MapMachine". Maps.nationalgeographic.com. Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  5. "Guangzhou (China)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Accessed 12 September 2010.
  6. "全国城镇规划确定五大中心城市". Southern Metropolitan Daily. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  7. "Tourism Administration of Guangzhou Municipality". visitgz.com. Retrieved 21 March 2010. 
  8. "Demographia World Urban Areas population projections" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-06. 
  9. http://www.citypopulation.de/world/Agglomerations.html
  10. 2009年广州市国民经济和社会发展统计公报 03-29-2010
  11. Guangzhou Population is over 14 mln. Xinghua Agency. 2010-06-18
  12. http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2008/10/15/the_2008_global_cities_index
  13. "Sister Cities of Guangzhou". Guangzhou Foreign Affairs Office. Retrieved 2010-02-10. 
  14. "Friendship Cities of Guangzhou". Retrieved 2010-03-25.