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   Guangdong

Basics Economy Official Contact Information
Area : 177,900 km2 Agriculture : bananas, longans, lychees, oranges, pineapples, rice, sisal hemp, vegetables Provincial government office address : 305 Dongfeng Rd M, Guangzhou, Guangdong Sheng
Capital and Largest City : Guangzhou Animal products : abalone, fish, oyster, pearl, seahorses Telephone : (86)(8)313-8114
English meaning of name : Eastern Expanse Foreign direct investment (2003) : US$19 billion Website (Chinese) : www.gd.gov.cn
Major Nationalities (2000) : Han 99%, Zhuang 0.7%, Yao 0.2% GDP (2003) : 1345 billion yuan Website (English) : www.gd.gov.cn/index_e.asp
Organization : 21 prefectures; 121 counties; 1710 townships GDP per capita (2002) : 14,976 yuan Transportation
Population (2005) : 110,000,000 Industry : electric power generation, electronics, food processing, garments, household appliances, metallurgy, plastics, textiles Airports : Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN), Shenzhen Baoan International Airport (SZX), Zhuhai Airport (ZUH), Shantou Airport (SWA), Shaoguan Airport (HSC), Zhanjiang Airport (ZHA)
Population density : 618/km2 List of desired foreign investment projects : unavailable Highways/railroads : 1689 km of highways including 562 km of expressways; 4 major rail lines run through the province, including the Shenzhen-Guangzhou line connecting Guangzhou with Hong Kong
Weather : hot, wet summers; warm, dry winters Mineral resources : coal, iron, germanium, kaolin clay, peat, pyrite, quartz, tellurium Major seaports : Guangzhou, Huangpu, and Shihang (serving Guangzhou); Yantian, Shekou, and Chiwan (serving Shenzhen), Gaolan and Jiuzhou (serving Zhuhai)
Special note: Guangdong contains three Special Economic Zones (SEZs): Shenzhen, Zhuhai and Shantou.

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