Guigang

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Guigang
贵港市 • Gveigangj Si
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Guigang in 2013. Jiefang Road (解放路)
Guigang in 2013. Jiefang Road (解放路)
Location of Guigang City jurisdiction in Guangxi
Location of Guigang City jurisdiction in Guangxi
Guigang is located in China
Guigang
Guigang
Location in China
Coordinates (Guigang municipal government): 23°06′43″N 109°35′56″E / 23.112°N 109.599°E / 23.112; 109.599Coordinates: 23°06′43″N 109°35′56″E / 23.112°N 109.599°E / 23.112; 109.599
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Autonomous regionGuangxi
Municipal seatGangbei District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city10,601 km2 (4,093 sq mi)
 • Urban
3,546 km2 (1,369 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,196 km2 (848 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (147 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city4,316,262
 • Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,700,978
 • Urban density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,277,231
 • Metro density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
537100
Area code0775
ISO 3166 codeCN-GX-08
Licence plate prefixes桂R
Websitewww.gxgg.gov.cn

Guigang (simplified Chinese: 贵港; traditional Chinese: 貴港; pinyin: Guìgǎng; lit. 'Distinguished Harbour'; Zhuang: Gveigangj) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Guangxi in the People's Republic of China. Prior to 1988, it was known as Gui County or Guixian (simplified Chinese: 贵县; traditional Chinese: 貴縣; pinyin: Guìxiàn).

Geography and climate[edit]

Guigang is located in eastern Guangxi. It is located between Guangxi's five major cities: Nanning, Guilin, Liuzhou, Beihai, and Wuzhou. Its location makes it a major transportation and business hub, connecting central China with the south, especially Hong Kong and Macau. Guigang has a rail line, several major highways, an expressway, and most importantly a large port on the Xi River, its direct connection to the Pearl River Delta. The area is 10,601 km2 (4,093 sq mi).

Climate is sub-tropical and monsoonal with an annual mean temperature of 21 °C (70 °F). Annual precipitation is 1,428 mm (56.2 in).

Administration[edit]

Guigang has 1 county-level city, 3 urban districts, and 1 counties.

Districts:

County-level city:

County:

Map

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2020 Chinese census, its population was 4,316,262 inhabitants whom 1,277,231 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Gangbei and Gangnan Districts, Qintang District not being conurbated yet. Guigang's population is mainly Cantonese Chinese along with a number of minority tribes.

Economy[edit]

The 2015 GDP was 86.5 billion yuan; nominal GDP per capita was roughly $2,400, making it a relatively poor county in southern China. Transportation, shipping, and logistics are a vital part of Guigang's economy. More than 100 million tons of goods pass through its ports in one year.[2] Major industries include chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, tannery, textiles, printing, and food stuffs. Agriculture is also important with major crops including cereals such as rice and corn, sugar, medicinal herbs, tobacco, tea, lotus root, and green vegetables.

Sports[edit]

The Guigang Sports Centre Stadium is located in Guigang. It has a capacity of 30,000 and it is used mostly for football matches. The venue opened on 21 June 2016.[3]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "China: Guăngxī (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. ^ "2021年12月全国港口货物、集装箱吞吐量-政府信息公开-交通运输部".
  3. ^ "Daum 카페".

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