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Latest Updated at 2008-January-28 17:37:48

Shanwei City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Located on Guangdong's southeastern coast, Shanwei City is on the east of Jieyang, on the west of Huizhou and to the north of Heyuan. It covers an area of 5271 square metres with a population of 3,153,600.

銆怘istory銆

Due to its seaside location, and surrounded by mountains, Shanwei set up passes in strategic places over the past dynasties and became an important sea defense base in Eastern Guangdong. It built 14 beacon towers, 24 emplacements and 2 castles in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Until now, 7 emplacements have been renovated.

銆怑conomy銆

Shanwei has five pillar industries of electronic appliances, fabric and clothing, gold & silver jewelry and accessory, food & beverage and electricity generating. Power generating construction develops quickly. The Honghai Bay Power Plant is under construction with an investment of 28.6 billion yuan and a capability of 4.8 million kilowatts. The first unit will be put into operation in 2007.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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