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Latest Updated at 2008-January-29 10:49:38

Meizhou City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Meizhou is located in the northeastern part of Guangdong Province, bordering on Fujian Province and Jiangxi Province. It covers

an area of 15,836 square kilometers. Its current jurisdiction includes Meijiang District, Xingning City and six counties of Meixian, Pingyuan,

Jiaoling, Dabu, Fengshun and Wuhua, with a total population of 5 million. Mountains and hills account for almost 90% of the city's total area.

銆怘istory銆

Meizhou has a history of more than 1000 years. During its development and evolution, Hakka culture has incorporated cultures

from the Central Plains, Baiyue and South Asia and has become unique in its own right. So far, 130 traditional cultural varieties have been

preserved, such as Hakka folk songs, Guangdong Han Opera, Tea-picking Drama, Muppet, Zhuma Dance, Boat Lamp, Fiery Dragon and

Huahuanlong Dance. It is also home to many historical celebrities like Ye Jianying and Huang Zunxian, as well as 120 cultural

scenic spots.

銆怑conomy銆

In recent years, with the implementation of the new development strategy , Meizhou's economic and social causes have

registered a healthy, coordinated, rapid and sustained development. Great strides has also been made in the field of biological environmental

protection. At present, the city has a forest of 4002 square kilometers and the forest coverage is up to 72%.

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Editor: Yan

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