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Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Cheenese : 广西壮族自治区
Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū
Zhuang : Gvangjsih Bouxcuengh Swcigih
Abbreviations:   (pinyin: Guì, Zhuang: Gvei)
Guangxi is heichlichtit on this map
Oreegin o name 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)
Admeenistration type Autonomous region
(an lairgest ceety)
CPC Ctte Secretary Guo Shengkun
Governor Ma Biao (马飚)
Aurie 236,700 km2 (91,400 sq mi) (9th)
 - Latitude 20° 54' tae 26° 23' N [1]
 - Longitude 104° 29' tae 112° 03' E
Population (2010)
 - Density
46,026,629 (11t)
207/km2 (540/sq mi) (20t)
GDP (2011)
 - per caipita
CNY 1171.4 billion
US$ 185.9 billion (18t)
CNY 20,219
US$ 2,987 (27t)
HDI (2008) 0.776 (medium) (20t)
Ethnic composition Guangxi fowk:

Han - 62%
Zhuang - 32%
Yao - 3%
Miao - 1%
Dong - 0.7%
Gelao - 0.4%

Leids an dialects Soothwastren Mandarin, Cantonese, Pinghua, Zhuang
Prefectural level 14 diveesions
Coonty level 109 diveesions
Tounship level* 1396 diveesions
ISO 3166-2 CN-45
Offeecial wabsteid
(Simplified Chinese)
Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005
ISBN 7503747382
Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China
ISBN 7105054255
*As at December 31, 2004
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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 border 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 given 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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