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Heyuan City, Meizhou City
Latest Updated at 2008-January-29 10:49:38

General Introduction

Heyuan City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Heyuan is situated in the northeastern part of Guangdong Province and the mid-upper reaches of the Dongjiang River. It exercises

jurisdiction over Yuancheng District, Dongyuan, Heping, Longchuan, Zijin and Lianping Counties, with an area of 15,800 square kilometers

and a population of 3,412,600.

銆怘istory銆

Heyuan was in the south of ancient Yangzhou. In the first year of Yongming's Reign of the Southern Dynasty (A.D. 483), part of

Longchuan County became Heyuan County. With a history of more than 2000 years, Heyuan is known as the ancient home of Hakkas people and a land of greenness.

銆怑conomy銆

In terms of economy, Heyuan had been backward in the past, but began to accelerate in 2006. The city's GDP went up by 27.3

percent compared with the previous year, marking a new high. Heyuan ranks among the fastest-growing district-level municipalities in

Guangdong. The city boasts quite a few famous brands, including a variety of top brand names in the province.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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