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Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Autonomous region
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 广西壮族自治区 (Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū)
 • Abbreviation 桂 (pinyin: Guì, Zhuang: Gvei)
Zhuang transcription(s)
 • Gvangjsih Bouxcuengh Swcigih  
Map shawin the location o Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Map shawin the location o Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Named for Abbreviatit frae "Guangnan Xi Lu" (A "lu" wis equal tae a province or a state in the Song Dynasty)
广 = wide
西 = west
literally, "The Wastren Expanse" (Guangdong being East)
(an lairgest ceety)
Divisions 14 prefecturs, 109 coonties, 1396 tounships
 • Secretar Guo Shengkun
 • Govrenor Ma Biao (马飚)
 • Total 236,700 km2 (91,400 sq mi)
Aurie rank 9th
Population (2010)
 • Tot 46,026,629
 • Rank 11t
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Density rank 20t
 • Ethnic composeetion

Guangxi fowk:

Han - 62%
Zhuang - 32%
Yao - 3%
Miao - 1%
Dong - 0.7%
Gelao - 0.4%
 • Leids an dialects Soothwastren Mandarin, Cantonese, Pinghua, Zhuang
ISO 3166 code CN-45
GDP (2011) CNY 1171.4 billion
US$ 185.9 billion (18t)
 • per capita CNY 20,219
US$ 2,987 (27t)
HDI (2008) 0.776 (medium) (20t)
(Simplified Chinese)
Cheenese name
Simplifee'd Cheenese 广西
Tradeetional Cheenese 廣西
Postal Kwangsi
Leeteral meanin "The Wastren Expanse"
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Simplifee'd Cheenese 广西壮族自治区
Tradeetional Cheenese 廣西壯族自治區
Postal Kwangsi Zhuangzu Zijiqu
Zhuang name
Zhuang Gvangjsih
(old orthography: Gvaŋзsiƅ)
Zhuang name
Zhuang Gvangjsih Bouxcuengh Swcigih
(auld orthography: Gvaŋзsiƅ Bouчcueŋƅ Sɯcigiƅ)
(Sawndip: 广西佈僮自治区)

Guangxi (GZAR), umwhile romanizit Kwangsi, is a province o soothren Cheenae alang its mairch wi Vietnam. In 1958, it became the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae, a region wi special privileges creatit specifically for the Zhuang fowk.

Guangxi's location, in muntainous terrain in the far sooth o Cheenae, haes placit it on the frontier o Cheenese ceevilization throughoot hintle o Cheenae's history. The current name "Guang" means "expanse" an haes been associatit wi the region syne the creation o Guang Prefectur in AD 226. It wis gien provincial level status durin the Yuan Dynasty, but even intae the 20t century it wis considered an open, wild territory.

The abbreviation o the province is "桂" (Pinyin: Gui; Zhuang: Gvei), which comes frae the ceety o Guilin, the umwhile caipital, center o hintle o Guangxi's cultur, politics, an history, an currently a major ceety in the autonomous region.

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  1. includes Weizhou an Xieyang Islands

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