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About Guangzhou

Guangzhou, often referred to in English as Canton and formerly known as Kwangchou, is a Sub-provincial city and the capital of Guangdong Province in the southern part of China. In 2008, Guanzhou's GDP totaled RMB 821.582 billion, with a per capita GDP of RMB 81,233. Guangzhou has already become a core city with solid industrial bases, developed tertiary industry and coordinated development of national economy.
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Geographic LocationGuangzhou is the capital and a political, economic, and cultural center of Guangdong Province. It is located in the southeast of Guangdong Province and in the north of the Pearl River Delta. Crossed by the Tropic of Cancer, it is located between longitude 112º57' to 114º3' east and latitude 22º26' to 23º56' north, bordering on the South China Sea, adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao. It is a regional central city in South China, and China's Southern Gateway to the world.

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