General

City Name: Shantou

City Flower: delonix regia

Language: Mandarin/Chaoshan dialect

Districts: Jinping, Longhu, Chenghai, Chaoyang, Chaonan and Haojiang

 
Geography

Location: Center of East Guangdong

Territory: 2,064 square kilometers

Climate: Facing South China Sea, the Chaoshan region enjoys subtropical oceanic climate, with an annual average temperature of 21.3 degrees, 2000 to 3000 hours of sunlight and a rainfall of 1672.25 mm per year, which makes it a most comfortable living region.

 
Government

Secretary of CPC Municipal Committee: Chen Maohui

Mayor: Zheng Renhao

Economy

GDP: 141.510 billion RMB (2012)

Year on Year Growth (%): 9.5%

Per Capita GDP: 26,047 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Disposable Income (Urban Resident): 20023.54 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Income (Rural Resident): 9,032 RMB (2012)

Import & Export: 8.802 billion USD (2012)

Major Industries: Electronics & IT, textile and garments, toys, chemical & plastics, foods & pharmacy, machinery, packaging, video and audio products.

 
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