; (梧州市 Wúzhōu Shì). Wuzhou is a prefecture-level city
's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Geography and climate
Wuzhou is located in eastern Guangxi bordering Guangdong province. It is at the confluence of the Gui River
and the Xun River
where they form the Xi River
; 85% of all water in Guangxi flows through Wuzhou. Its area is 12,588 km².
Wuzhou is tropical/subtropical and monsoonal. The Tropic of Cancer bisects the city. Average annual temperature is 21.1°C and precipitation is 1500 mm. There are 1915 hours of sunlight annually.
Wuzhou has 1 city
, 3 counties
, and 3 districts
Wuzhou's 2004 population was 2,870,000. The dominant ethnic group is Han but there are also Zhuang
, and others. Wuzhou has traditionally belonged to the Cantonese
cultural and linguistic region, so most people speak the Wuzhou or dialect of Cantonese as well as Mandarin.
Among the agricultural products produced in the region of Wuzhou are Wuzhou honey dates (梧州蜜枣). Guilinggao jelly is also described as a "Wuzhou delicacy".
Wuzhou's airport has flights to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, and Haikou and is capable of handling Boeing 737s
on its four runways.