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

Maoming City

銆怗eneral Introduction銆

Located in southwest Guangdong, Maoming is adjacent to the South China Sea in the south and borders on southwest China in the north. It became a city in 1959 and was upgraded to be a municipality in 1983. It exercises jurisdiction over 1 county, 2 districts and is mandated to govern 3 county-level cities. It covers a land area of 11,459 square kilometers with a population of 6.8 million.

銆怘istory銆

Inhabitants were found to live here in late Neolithic Period which dates back 4500 years ago. The people were called Baiyue Tribe in the Xia and Shang Dynasties. Thanks to thousands of years' history, Maoming has developed its profound culture with prominent local feature. Maoming is home to 550,000 overseas Chinese living in 52 countries and regions, 300,000 of them are now residing in Malaysia.

銆怑conomy銆

Maoming is one of the largest petrochemical production centers in China and an important energy resources base, with an annual production capacity of 13.5 million tons of oil and 1 million tons of ethylene. Thanks to the modernization of agricultural industry, Maoming has for many years ranked top in Guangdong in terms of fishery, grain, fruit and meat outputs and gross agricultural output as well. As the largest fruit yielding city in China, its lychee output accounts for 1/4 of the nation's total and 1/5 of the world's total.

銆怌ommunications銆

Maoming connects Guangdong with Guangxi, Hainan, Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou in southwest China. Guangzhan Expressway and National Highway No. 325 and No.207

intersect the city. It's only 3-hour ride to Guangzhou. Sanmao railway and Hemao railway connect to Lizhan, Nankun, Zhiliu, Jingguang, Jingjiu, Guangmeishan railroads. The Luozhan railway which will pass Gaozhou and Xinyi is under construction. Maoming Port is a Category-1 Port approved by the State Council.

銆怢ocal Specialty銆

Xiyi jade carving, bamboo art craft, Huazhou mandarin orange carving,Gaozhou horn carving, eggplant carving and Dianbai shell carving.

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Editor: Yan

By: Guangdong Information Office Source: Newsgd.com
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