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Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

广西壮族自治区
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 forAbbreviatit 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)
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Nanning
Divisions14 prefecturs, 109 coonties, 1396 tounships
Govrenment
 • SecretarGuo Shengkun
 • GovrenorMa Biao (马飚)
Area
 • Total236,700 km2 (91,400 sq mi)
Aurie rank9th
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot46,026,629
 • Rank11t
 • Density190/km2 (500/sq mi)
 • Density rank20t
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetionGuangxi fowk: Han - 62%
Zhuang - 32%
Yao - 3%
Miao - 1%
Dong - 0.7%
Gelao - 0.4%
 • Leids an dialectsSoothwastren Mandarin, Cantonese, Pinghua, Zhuang
ISO 3166 codeCN-45
GDP (2011)CNY 1171.4 billion
US$ 185.9 billion (18t)
 • per capitaCNY 20,219
US$ 2,987 (27t)
HDI (2008)0.776 (medium) (20t)
Wabsteidhttp://www.gxzf.gov.cn
(Simplified Chinese)
Guangxi
Cheenese name
Simplifee'd Cheenese广西
Tradeetional Cheenese廣西
PostalKwangsi
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
PostalKwangsi Zhuangzu Zijiqu
Zhuang name
ZhuangGvangjsih
(old orthography: Gvaŋзsiƅ)
Zhuang name
ZhuangGvangjsih 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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