Guangning County

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Guangning County
广宁县
County
Guangning is located in Guangdong
Guangning
Guangning
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°03′N 112°27′E / 23.050°N 112.450°E / 23.050; 112.450Coordinates: 23°03′N 112°27′E / 23.050°N 112.450°E / 23.050; 112.450
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Zhaoqing
Area
 • Total 2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 540,000
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 526300
Website http://www.gdgn.gov.cn/
Guangning
Simplified Chinese 广宁
Traditional Chinese 廣寧
Hanyu Pinyin Guǎngníng
Postal Kwongning
Literal meaning Widely Pacified

Guangning County, formerly romanized as Kwongning County,[a] is a county in western Guangdong, China, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Zhaoqing. Guangning County has an area of 2,380 square kilometers (920 sq mi), with a population of 540,000.[when?]

Name[edit]

The Explanation of County Names[clarification needed] states that the name of Guangning County—literally "widely" or "broadly pacified"—is a reference to the defeat of a large mob of bandits by the central government in 1559, shortly before the founding of the county.

History[edit]

Guangning County was founded on October 30, 1559, under the Jiajing Emperor of the Ming.[citation needed] It has formed part of Zhaoqing since at least the Qing.[1]

Geography and climate[edit]

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 mm (68.3 in).

Administration[edit]

The town of Nanjie is the centre of administration in this county. There are 16 other towns in Guangning. They are:

  • Chikeng
  • Beishi
  • Jiangtun
  • Lianhe
  • Kengkou
  • Luogang
  • Tanbu
  • Shizui
  • Gushui
  • Zhouzi
  • Binheng
  • Hengshan
  • Wuhe
  • Muge
  • Paisha
  • Shijian

Natural Resources[edit]

Mines[edit]

Tantalum, Niobium,Gold, Jade, Porcelain clay,Granite,etc.

Bamboo[edit]

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.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture[edit]

Main plants includes rice, sweet potatoes, peanuts, Sugarcane, Teas, Mulberry

Industry[edit]

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.

Transportation[edit]

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.

Tourism[edit]

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.

Special Products[edit]

Jade Teas, bamboo and bamboo-made products, such as bamboo charcoal cloth, bamboo charcoal pillow case etc., which proved to be environmental-friendly products.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Guangning has also been romanized as Kwang Ning.[1]

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