|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)|
|• Density||230/km2 (590/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Cantonese Jyutping||gwong2 ning4 jyun6|
|Hanyu Pinyin||Guǎngníng Xiàn|
Guangning County (Chinese: 广宁县; pinyin: Guǎngníng Xiàn) is a county of western Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of Zhaoqing City. It has an area of 2,380 square kilometres (920 sq mi), with a population of 540,000.
There are 17 towns in Guangning. They are:
The town of Nanjie is the centre of administration in this county.
The history of Guangning goes back to Ming Dynasty, Jiajing Emperor on October 30, 1559. The name of Guangning literally means widely peace. According to the book of “ Explanation of County Names”, there was a battle against a large mob of bandit in 1559. After the bandits were defeated, it followed by the birth of a new county in that area. So the area was named Guangning, hoped to have to peace on that land.
In the year of 1961, Guangning became a sub-territory of a nearby city Zhaoqing.
Geography and climate
Lying in the valley of Sui River, Guangning has been developing along the riversides. Surrounded by green hills and mountains, Guangning is considered as a pearl in a greenery cradle. Average temperature in January is 12.5 °C (54.5 °F), in July is 28.5 °C (83.3 °F), with an annual precipitation of 1,734 millimetres (68.3 in).
Tantalum, Niobiu，Gold, Jade, Porcelain clay，Granite,etc.
Guangning is considered as the Hometown of Bamboo, since it has 108-million-acre (440,000 km2) of land built with various kinds of bamboos, and the annual production of it has reached 250 thousand tons.
Main plants includes rice, sweet potatoes, peanuts, Sugarcane, Teas, Mulberry
Woods processing，Chemistry, Sugar, Porcelain, Ink, Plastic, Paper-making, Bamboo-based arts.
In the year of 2002, the GDP of Guangning reached RMB 3.48 billion dollars.
Roads are accessible to cities including Zhouqing, Shenzhen, Zhuhai. Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, is currently 2.5 hr away by bus. But with the highway and railways under construction now, by 2010, the time can be shorten to one hour.
To capitalize its natural resources, Guangning has developed eco-tourism attractions, including The Sea of Bamboo, The Emerald Lake, where you can immerse yourself in the greenery forest of bamboo, roll a boat on the greenery lake, have a sip of bamboo tea, while also taste the delicious local cuisine.
The local tourism has been developing prosperously in the last few years, bringing in tourists from home and abroad.
Jade Teas,Bamboo and bamboo-made products, such as bamboo charcoal cloth, bamboo charcoal pillow case etc., which proved to be environmental-friendly products.