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Guangzhou, China flag of China


::City of Guangzhou

Sister City since:

December 6, 1981

:: Sister City Committee

Distance from L.A.:

7,436 miles

Guangzhou, the capital of the Guangdong province and formally known as Canton, has been a major center for international trade for over 300 years. The citizens of Guangzhou have migrated far and wide throughout the world, keeping up trade links with their native city. Indeed, they are well known throughout Southeast Asia as creative, successful and hard-working entrepreneurs. Guangzhou is at the center of South China's most important trade zone which includes Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Many of Chinese Americans in Southern California have deep roots in this part of South China.

Population: The population of China is 1,261,832,482.

Location: Guangzhou is located in China, bordering the South China Sea. China is located in Eastern Asia, bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.

Climate: The climate of China is tropical; green all the year round with mild climate and abundant rainfall .

Local Time: The local time of Guangzhou is Greenwhich Mountain Time +8 which is sixteen hours ahead of Los Angeles.

Capital of China: The capital of China is Beijing.

National Day of China: National Day, 1 October (1949)

Flag of China: The flag of China is red with a large yellow five-pointed star and four smaller yellow five-pointed stars (arranged in a vertical arc toward the middle of the flag) in the upper hoist-side corner.

Currency: The currency of China is 1 yuan.

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