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China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam. It has an extremely diverse climate, tropical in south to sub arctic in north. It is world's fourth largest country after Russia, Canada, and US. Beijing is the capital of China. It has 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions and 4 municipalities.
Liuzhou is a prefecture-level city in north-central Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in southern China. The population of the  city is 1.4 million, and area is 5,250 square kilometers.
Liuzhou is located on the banks of the winding Liu River, approximately 255 km away from Nanning, the provincial capital. Liuzhou is 3,535 kilometres from Beijing, 2,033 kilometers from Shanghai and 727 kilometers from Hong Kong. Liuzhou is the first city that the Liu River passes. Therefore, the water here is very clear. Swimming in the river is a tradition of the city.
Liuzhou enjoys a long history of more than 2100 years. The city was founded in 111 BC, Before Christ when it was known as Tanzhong. In 742 A.D. is became kown as Longcheng, before finally changing to Liuzhou in 1736. Liuzhou is a famous historic and cultural city designated by the State Council. The most famous historic figure is Liu Zongyuan, who was a poet and politician in the Tang Dynasty and died in Liuzhou. It is the second largest city in Guangxi and the province's industrial center. According to statistics issued by Liuzhou government, in 2002, the city’s GDP was 28.64 billion Yuan.
As with much of Guangxi, the landscape around Liuzhou is a mix of rolling hills, mountain peaks, caves and karst scenery. It is an ideal base for exploring the minority villages in the area.

Liuzhou is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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