Guangzhou

Guangzhou in Guangdong Province
Guangzhou

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province of southern China. Historically, it was known to Westerners as Canton, which is a misnomer, or a mistake in naming, since the name is an older English pronunciation for the entire region that the city is in, Guangdong. It is also called the City of Flowers. It is in the south of China and is one of the five biggest cities in China. In mainland China, Guangzhou is regarded as one of the three most popular cities with Beijing and Shanghai, which is called Bei-Shang-Guang for short. It is where the 16th Asian Games were held and it is famous for its food all over the world.

Geography

Guangzhou is the core city of South China. It is on the north of Zhu Jiang Delta (Pearl River Delta), where the Dong Jiang River (East River), Xi Jiang River (West River) and Bei Jiang River (North River) join together. On its South is the South China Sea. With its geographical advantages, Guangzhou has been a very important port in South China for hundreds of years. Today, it is the biggest and most important port for air, sea, and trains in China. The area of Guangzhou is about 7,434.4 km2 (2,870.4 sq mi). The north part and middle part of Guangzhou are hills. The west part and south part are plains that have a lot of rivers and streams. Guangzhou is in the subtropics monsoon climate region. It has a lot of sunshine and rain. The average temperature is from 21.4 to 21.9 °C (about 71 °F) and the lowest temperature in winter is about 10 °C (50 °F). The rainy season lasts for almost six months and the typhoons in summer also bring lots of rain. The average humidity is about 77 percent.

Guangzhou has Baiyun Airport, which is one of the three most important parts of air transportation in the country. The passenger throughput ranks third in China and 19th in the world. It is also a very important harbor in China, second to Shenzhen in South China and the fourth one in the country. With the Jing-Guang Railway, Jing-Jiu Railway, Guang-Shen Railway and other railways, Guangzhou has become one of the four biggest railway passenger stations in China. A high speed railway has been built here.

Other Languages
Acèh: Guangzhou
Afrikaans: Guangzhou
አማርኛ: ጓንግዦው
العربية: غوانزو
asturianu: Cantón (China)
azərbaycanca: Quançjou
تۆرکجه: قوانقژو
bamanankan: Guangzhou
বাংলা: কুয়াংচৌ
Bân-lâm-gú: Kńg-chiu-chhī
башҡортса: Гуанчжоу
беларуская: Гуанчжоу
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Гуанчжоў
български: Гуанджоу
bosanski: Guangzhou
brezhoneg: Guangzhou
буряад: Гуанчжоу
català: Canton
čeština: Kanton (Čína)
Chi-Chewa: Guangzhou
Cymraeg: Guangzhou
dansk: Guangzhou
Deutsch: Guangzhou
eesti: Guangzhou
Ελληνικά: Κουανγκτσόου
English: Guangzhou
español: Cantón (China)
Esperanto: Kantono (Ĉinio)
estremeñu: Cantón
euskara: Guangzhou
فارسی: گوانگ‌ژو
føroyskt: Guangzhou
français: Canton (Chine)
Gaeilge: Guangzhou
贛語: 廣州
Gĩkũyũ: Guangzhou
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Kóng-chû-sṳ
한국어: 광저우시
Hausa: Guangzhou
հայերեն: Գուանչժոու
हिन्दी: ग्वांगझोउ
hrvatski: Guangzhou
Bahasa Indonesia: Guangzhou
Interlingue: Guangzhou
íslenska: Guangzhou
italiano: Canton
kalaallisut: Guangzhou
Kapampangan: Guangzhou
къарачай-малкъар: Гуанчжоу
ქართული: გუანჯოუ
қазақша: Гуанчжоу
kernowek: Guangzhou
Kiswahili: Guangzhou
Кыргызча: Гуанчжоу
Latina: Quancheum
latviešu: Guandžou
Lëtzebuergesch: Guangzhou
lietuvių: Guangdžou
lingála: Guangzhou
मैथिली: ग्वांगझोउ
Malagasy: Guangzhou
മലയാളം: ഗ്വാങ്ജോ
Māori: Guangzhou
मराठी: क्वांगचौ
مصرى: جوانزو
Bahasa Melayu: Guangzhou
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: Guōng-ciŭ
монгол: Гуанжоу
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ကွမ်ကျိုးမြို့
Na Vosa Vakaviti: Guagzhou
Nederlands: Guangzhou
नेपाली: ग्वांगझोउ
日本語: 広州市
нохчийн: Гуанчжоу
norsk: Guangzhou
norsk nynorsk: Guangzhou
олык марий: Гуанчжоу
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Guanchjou
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਗੁਆਂਗਜ਼ੂ
پنجابی: شینیانگ
português: Cantão (cidade)
Qaraqalpaqsha: Guangjow
română: Canton, China
Runa Simi: Guangzhou
русский: Гуанчжоу
саха тыла: Гуандьоу
Scots: Guangzhou
Setswana: Guangzhou
shqip: Guangzhou
slovenčina: Kanton (mesto)
slovenščina: Guangdžov
српски / srpski: Гуангџоу
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Guangzhou
suomi: Kanton
svenska: Guangzhou
Tagalog: Guangzhou
தமிழ்: குவாங்சௌ
татарча/tatarça: Гуаңҗу
Tsetsêhestâhese: Guangzhou
Türkçe: Guangzhou
українська: Гуанчжоу
اردو: گوانگژو
ئۇيغۇرچە / Uyghurche: گۇاڭجۇ شەھىرى
Vahcuengh: Gvangjcouh
vepsän kel’: Guančžou
Tiếng Việt: Quảng Châu
文言: 廣州市
Winaray: Guangzhou
Wolof: Guangzhou
吴语: 广州
粵語: 廣州
中文: 广州市