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Welcome to Guangzhou


Continent: Asia 
Region: Guangdong Province
Population: 13.1million (2013)
Dialing Code: (+55) 11
Renminbi (yuan; ¥) (CNY)
Time zone: +86 (0)20
Official language: Cantonese.



Historically known as Canton, Guangzhou is the capital and largest city of Guangdong province in China.The City of flowers as it is fondly called by residents is one of the birthplaces of China’s ancient Silk road and serves as an important national transportation hub and trading port. Located along the south coastline of China, the city acts as the political, economic, scientific, educational and cultural center in the Guangdong area.

Guangzhou is the third largest Chinese city and has seen a rapid increase in the number of foreign residents as well as illegal immigrants from the middle east and south asia
It is the host of the world famous Canton fair which features the largest gathering of businessmen and traders from all over the world.

The city is especially prosperous in commerce, tourism, dining, finance and real estate. For travelers, the city shows much attraction through its famous sights such as the Five Ram Statue in Yuexiu Park, Pearl River and White Cloud Mountain.