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Location

Guangdong Province is located in southeast of China with a land area of 179,800 square kilometers and the longest coastline in China of 3,368 kilometers. Guangdong province is adjacent to provinces of Guangxi, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, and Hongkong and Maccau Special Administrative Regions, facing Hainan Province across the South China Sea. The short of Guangdong Province is Yue. Guangzhou City, as the capital of Guangdong Province, is located in the north of Pearl River Delta.

Geography

Guangdong has a varied geography across the province, mountains, hills, terraced farmland and plains are the main geographical forms. The province is generally high in the north with mountains and hills there and low in the south with plains and terraces. As Guangdong Province stands beside China South Sea, it has great influence on the climate of Guangdong. Subtropical monsoon climate covers most of the province with adequate rainfall, long summers and warm winter.

Because of the special and advantageous graphical location, Guangdong has long been served as one of the earliest trading ports to outside world for China. Due to its convenient position and the reform and opening-up policies, cities of Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shatou have been set up as special economic zones and Guangdong has become one of the provinces that top at economy in China.

Culture

Guangdong cultures are typically represented by Cantonese Culture, Hakka Culture, Chaozhou Culture and Leizhou Culture. Yue Opera and Chao Opera are the two widely known and popular operas in China. Dialects in Guangdong include Cantonese, Hakka dialect, Chaozhou dialect, Leizhou dialect and so on, among which Cantonese is the most authentic language widely spoken in Guangdong.

Tourism

Guangdong is one of the hottest tourist provinces in China with rich tourist resources. Cities of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Zhaoqing, Zhongshan, Foshan, Jiangmen, Shantou, Huizhou and Hainan are designated as "Excellent Tourist Cities". Some famous sites in Guangdong listed here are Baiyun Hill in Guangzhou, Guannan Golf Course in Shenzhen, Star Lake in Zhaoqing, Dr. Sun Yat-sen birthplace in Zhongshan.
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