South China (simplified Chinese: 华南; traditional Chinese: 華南; pinyin: huá nán) is a geographical and cultural region that covers the southernmost part of China. Its precise meaning varies with context.
In the broadest sense, Southern China can denote the entire portion of the country south of the line demarcated by the Qin Mountains and Huai River. Between 1945 and 1949, the Republic of China defined Guizhou, Yunnan, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Fujian and Taiwan as the "Seven Provinces of South China" (simplified Chinese: 华南七省; traditional Chinese: 華南七省; pinyin: huá nán qī shěng). The term can also be used to denote the Lingnan region; but today, the phrase is generally used to refer only to Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong and Macau (historically also known as Liangguang). Defined as such, South China is also contained within South Central China.
|GB||ISO №||Province||Chinese Name||Capital||Population¹||Density²||Area³||Abbreviation/Symbol|
|GX||45||Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region||广西壮族自治区
Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū
|HK||91||Hong Kong Special Administrative Region||香港特别行政区
Xiánggǎng Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
|MC||92||Macau Special Administrative Region||澳门特别行政区
Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū
- South Central China — includes South China and other "Central China" provincial-level subdivisions.
- List of regions of the People's Republic of China
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