Located in Southern China Guangdong Province is a coastal province. In fact, it is the Chinese Province with the longest coastline and the most coastal Islands. Clockwise around Guangdong is bordered by the territories of Hunan Province, Jiangxi Province, Fujian Province, Hainan Dao Island which lies across the
Introduction to Guangdong (广东省) Province of China
Guangdong Province of China
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Highlights, Monuments and Scenic sites of Guangdong Province
Topographically Guangdong comprises mainly of fertile plains and tablelands. Overall hilly lands and mountainous areas occur throughout the Province and smooth, low hills cover about 70% of the total land area.
A Full and complete Map of China (PRC) identifying all Language Areas big and small in all Provinces and Autonomous Regions of China.
Map includes Turkic Languages (Uygur, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Salar & Uzbek), Mongolian Language and Sub-Divisions (Mongol, Tu, Daur and Dongxian), Tungusic Peoples (Oroqen, Evenki and Xibe) and Languages, Korean, Tajik (Tadzhik), Mon-Khmer (Kawa + Puman (or Pulang)), Hui, Uygur (Uighur), Tibeto-Bhurman Languages, Tai and Miao, Yao and She' Language Area's and Borders. Main Area's and sub-divisions of Han Languages (Northern Mandarin, Eastern Mandarin, South-Western Mandarin and Cantonese) further included. This color-coded ethno-linguistic Map (of 1967 AD) identifies at a glance most ethnic minority regions in China
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Climate in Guangdong Province :
The province enjoys a tropic and subtropic climate, with abundant rainfall. The annual mean temperature is over 19c and the annual rainfall is approximately 1500-2000 mm.
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Previously train traveling time between Guangzhou and the coastal city of Shenzen (S.A.R.) was roughly 3 hours. New high speed railway connections have reduced this time.
The largest City in Guangdong Province is the Capital City Guangzhou, formerly also known as Canton. Other major population centres are Meizhou-Meixian, Shantou, Shaoguan, Shenzhen, Zhangjiang and Zhu Hai.
Hong Kong and Macau have their own administrations and are not part of Guangdong Province.
The main river in Guangdong Province is the Pearl River. Xi jiang, Han and Dong Rivers. Guangdong Province further counts a modest number of manmade reservoirs, the largest of which is the Xifengyang Reservoir (Shuikou).
Guangdong is a large Province that boasts many charming sceneries. There are too many to choose from. Xinghu Lake in Zhaoqing, and Mt. Danxia in Renhua are the national major famous scenic areas. Mt. Dinghu in Zhaoqing, Yuexiu Hill, Qinghui Garden in Shunde, Keyuan Garden in Dongguan, Liangyuan Garden in Foshan, the newly built miniature landscape "Splendid China" and "China Folk Culture Villages" in Shenzhen, etc, are all attractive places. Dr.Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Guangzhou, the former residences of the celebrities in modern times, important sites and cemeteries are also well-known tourist spots.
Guangdong is the hometown of tropical and subtropical fruits and teas, such as banana Dongguan, orange in Chaozhou,lychee in Zengcheng and black tea in Yingde,etc.The handicraft articles, for example, embroidery, drawnwork, artistic porcelain, ivory carving, etc, are famous in China. Besides, Guangdong cuisine is also well-known both at home and abroad.
China Report - Colonialism - Growth of Colonies & Japan after 1801 AD
A Map drawing of the Eurasian continent , parts of North-East Africa and the Middle East in the 19Th Century between 1801 AD and 1900 AD. Focal points are the expansion of western colonial posessions of Portugal, Britain and France, as well as Russia moving from West to East. Labeled seperately is the later Rise of the Empire of Japan in the East.
Included in this Map are the main cities across the continent with their brief histories and events during the 19Th Century. Marked in Colors for clarity are the various colonial and imperialist Nations. As relating to China; special attention is payed to so called Treaty Ports. The First Treaty Ports were forced open by Britain in the year 1841 AD, but counted over 80 in total by the end of the 19Th Century. The most important Treaty Ports in China are marked and described with a short history where the map allows.