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Latest Updated at 2008-January-29 10:51:12

Zhanjiang City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Located in the southernmost part of Chinese mainland, southwest Guangdong, Zhangjiang City is a connecting point for Guangdong province, Guangxi province and Hainan province. It faces South China Sea in the east and Hainan province across the Qiongzhou Strait, adjacent to Beibu Bay in the west, and borders Guangxi province in the northwest, with an area of 12417 square kilometers and a population of 7.1 million. It exercises jurisdiction over 3 cities, 2 counties and 4 districts.

銆怘istory銆

Zhanjiang was successively subject to the administration of Hepu County in the Han Dynasty, Leizhou County in the Tang Dynasty, and Leizhou Prefecture in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. It was invaded by France in the Qing Dynasty and became a colony, during which it was named Guangzhou Bay. It officially became a city in the 1940s. It was upgraded to be a municipality in 1983.

銆怑conomy銆

Zhanjiang enjoys rich oceanic resources and abundant petrol oil reserve. It has achieved robust economic development. Petrochemical industry, offshore oil exploration, processing of agricultural and marine products, electricity, paper making, feedstuff, textile, electric appliances and machinery have become its 8 pillar industries. It's the production base for Southern Petroleum Co. Ltd., agricultural and marine product processing, high-quality paper making and small household appliances manufacturing. Zhanjiang is one of the 4 major sugarcane yielding centers in China, with its sugar output reaching 1.2 million tons in 2006. In addition, Zhanjiang grows amount of eucalypt, sisal and mangrove in China. 21 manufacturing bases for 5 categories of agricultural products have been built here.

銆怌ommunications銆

As one of the first costal cities opened to the outside world, Zhanjiang is the pivot port of China's marine transprtation. The large number of harbors and ports has made Zhanjiang a port city with Zhanjiang Port being the core. Railways on the land include Lizhan route, Sanmao route, Zhanhai route, which are connected to the national railway network. National Highway No. 207, No.325, Guangzhan Expressway and Yuzhan Expressway run through its territory. Its airport, designed to accommodate large airplanes, has opened over 40 flight routes.

銆怢ocal Specialty銆

sugarcane, sisal, latex, eucalypt, Sanhuang chicken, prawn.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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