General

City Name: Foshan

City Flower: Champacany puti

Language: Mandarin/Cantonese

 
Geography

Location: Bordering Guangzhou eastward and Hong Kong and Macao southward, Foshan is the joint linking the central and western part of the Pearl River Delta.

Territory: 3,848.49 square kilometers

Climate: Foshan enjoys mild subtropical maritime monsoon climate with an annual average temperature at 21.6-22.8 degrees centigrade, an annual average rainfall at 1,690 millimeters, and an annual total sunlight time at 1,719-2,430 hours without rigid winter and torrid summer.

 
Government

Secretary of CPC Municipal Committee: Li Yiwei

Mayor: Liu Yuelun

Economy

GDP: 670.902 billion RMB (2012)

Year on Year Growth (%): 8.2%

Per Capita GDP: 92,781.36 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Disposable Income (Urban Resident): 34,580 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Income (Rural Resident): 15,684 RMB (2012)

Import & Export: 61.058 billion USD (2012)

Major Industries: Household electrical appliance, auto parts, machinery, bio pharmacy, medical apparatus and instruments, phoelectron, new material, communications, finance, environmental protection, logistics, exhibition and creation

 
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