Advertise Now
  Home > Travel China > China Destinations > Guangzhou


China is a cultural region and ancient civilization in East Asia. China refers to one of the world's oldest civilizations, comprised of states and cultures dating back more than six millennia. The stalemate of the last Chinese Civil War following World War II has resulted in two separate states using the name China, the People's Republic of China PRC, administering mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau and the Republic of China ROC, administering Taiwan and its surrounding islands.

Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern mainland China. The city was formerly known internationally as Canton City or simply Canton, after a French language transliteration of the name of the province in Cantonese. It is a port on the Pearl River, navigable to the South China Sea. As of the 2000 census, the city has a population of 6 million, and a metropolitan population of 12.6 million, making it the most populous city in the province and the fifth most populous in China. The city is part of the Pearl River Delta. The Population  of Urban is 6,560,500 and Metro 12 600 000, and area is 3718.8 square kilometers.
It is believed that the first city built at the site of Guangzhou was Panyu founded in 214 BC, Before Christ. The city has been continuously occupied since that time. Panyu was expanded when it became the capital of the Nanyue Kingdom in 206 BC.
Guangzhou is the economic centre of the Pearl River Delta, placing it in the heart of one of mainland China's leading commercial and manufacturing regions. In 2005, the GDP per capita was about US 7,000 dollars, ranking the city third among 659 Chinese cities.
Guangdong and the greater Guangzhou city are served by several Guangdong Radio stations and Guangdong TV. There is an international station Radio Guangdong which broadcasts information about this region to the entire world through the World Radio Network.

Guangzhou is the kind of town you daydream about. It is a city with endless recreational opportunities, rich history, and modern day luxuries.

Back to China Destinations