has a few beautiful and legendary nick names, Huacheng (the Flower
City), Yangcheng (the Goat City) and Suicheng (the Rice-ear City).
Guangzhou is a civilized ancient city. It is 2,100 years old, the
same ages as the world-renowned ancient cultural city Rome of Italy.
A modern city in China, Guangzhou is the political, economic, educational,
cultural as well as scientific and technological center in South China.
It is also a tourist city.
Being a big city, Guangzhou totals 7475 square kilometerswith a population
of some 6.66 million. Under its administration are four county-level
cities of Huadu, Conghua, Zengcheng and Panyu and eight districts:
Yuexiu, Dongshan, Haizhu, Litchi, Tianhe, Baiyun, Fangcun and Whampu.
It is a well-known hometown of the overseas Chinese. About 500,000
countrymen from here are residing in some 90 countries and regions
Guangzhou is situated in the south of China with the Baiyun Hill in
the north and the Zhujiang (the Pearl River) Delta Plain in front,
Three rivers, the Dongjiang, Xijiang and Beijiang converge here. The
Zhujiang passes through the city. With rivers and mountains, its geological
location is very advantageous. Vegetation is evergreen and flowers
bloom all the year round thanks to a moist subtropical climate. There
are more than 150 famed scenes and sights in Guangzhou, and a good
variety of modern facilities for recreation and entertainment.