The district was established as a countyHua County or Huaxian (Chinese: 花县; pinyin: Huāxiàn; also known as Fahsien) in the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911). It remained a county until 1993 when it was recognized as a city and renamed as Huadu (Chinese: 花都; pinyin: Huādu); in 2000, it became an attached suburban district of Guangzhou. Natives speak a dialect of Yue Chinese called Huaxian (Fahsien; Chinese: 花县话).
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