General

City Name: Guangzhou

City Flower: kapok

Language: Mandarin/Cantonese

Districts: Guangzhou administers 10 districts including Yuexiu, Haizhu, Liwan, Tianhe, Baiyun, Huangpu, Huadu, Panyu, Nansha and Luogang plus Conghua and Zengcheng, two county-level cities.

 
Geography

Location: Pearl River Delta

Territory: 7,434.4 square kilometers

Climate: Facing sea southward while bordering mountain northward, Guangzhou's maritime climate is highly remarkable characterized with warm weather, abundant sunlight and rainfall, slight temperature differences, long summer and short frost period.

 
Government

Secretary of CPC Municipal Committee: Wan Qingliang

Mayor: Chen Jianhua

Economy

GDP: 1355.121 billion RMB (2012)

Year on Year Growth (%): 10.5%

Per Capita GDP: 105,909.37 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Disposable Income (Urban Resident): 38,054 RMB (2012)

Per Capita Income (Rural Resident): 16,788 RMB (2012)

Import & Export: 117.131 billion USD (2012)

Major Industries: automobiles, petrochemical industry, electronics production

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