Wuzhou

Wuzhou

Wuzhou, city (1994 est. pop. 236,200), E Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, S China, a port on the Xi River at the mouth of the Gui River. It is an important trade and shipping center on the Guangxi-Guangdong border. The city has a variety of light and heavy industries, including textile mills, food-processing factories, and chemical plants. A former treaty port, it was the site of a major U.S. air force base in World War II. The name sometimes appears as Wu-chou.
Wuzhou (simplified Chinese: ; pinyin; (梧州市 Wúzhōu Shì). Wuzhou is a prefecture-level city in China'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.

Administration

Wuzhou has 1 city, 3 counties, and 3 districts.

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Demographics

Wuzhou's 2004 population was 2,870,000. The dominant ethnic group is Han but there are also Zhuang, Yao, Hakka, 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.

Economy

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".

Transportation

Wuzhou's airport has flights to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macau, and Haikou and is capable of handling Boeing 737s on its four runways.

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