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Guigang (simplified Chinese: 贵港; traditional Chinese: 貴港; pinyin: Guìgǎng; lit.: 'Distinguished Harbor'; Zhuang: Gveigangj) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangxi in the People's Republic of China. Prior to 1988, it was known as Gui County or Guixian (simplified Chinese: 贵县; traditional Chinese: 貴縣; pinyin: Guìxiàn).
贵港市 • Gveigangj Si
Guigang in 2013. Jiefang Road (解放路)
Location of Guigang City jurisdiction in Guangxi
|Coordinates (Guigang municipal government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Municipal seat||Gangbei District|
|• Total||10,595 km2 (4,091 sq mi)|
|Elevation||45 m (147 ft)|
|• Density||480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-GX-08|
|Licence plate prefixes||桂R|
Geography and climateEdit
Guigang is located in eastern Guangxi. It is located between Guangxi's five major cities: Nanning, Guilin, Liuzhou, Beihai, and Wuzhou. Its location makes it a major transportation and business hub, connecting central China with the south, especially Hong Kong and Macau. Guigang has a rail line, several major highways, an expressway, and most importantly a large port on the Xi River, its direct connection to the Pearl River Delta. The area is 10,595 km2 (4,091 sq mi).
Climate is sub-tropical and monsoonal with an annual mean temperature of 21 °C (70 °F). Annual precipitation is 1,428 mm (56.2 in).
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- Pingnan (平南县)
Guigang's population is 4,400,000, mainly Cantonese Chinese along with a number of minority tribes.
The 2015 GDP was 86.5 billion yuan; nominal GDP per capita was roughly $2,400, making it a relatively poor county in southern China. Transportation, shipping, and logistics are a vital part of Guigang's economy. More than 10 million tons of goods pass through its ports in one year. Major industries include chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, tannery, textiles, printing, and food stuffs. Agriculture is also important with major crops including cereals such as rice and corn, sugar, medicinal herbs, tobacco, tea, lotus root, and green vegetables.
Twin towns and sister citiesEdit
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- Xinhua Website (in Chinese)