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Guangzhou (Canton)
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Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong and its economic, political, and cultural center. Its citizens constitute 9.4% of the provinces' population. About 70% of the provincial capital's 7.6 million inhabitants (2006) do not work in agriculture. 6 million residents live within the borders of the eight municipal districts, the rest in four cities at county level (Conghua, Huadu, Panyu, Zengchen). Its location both at the center of the province and along the northern reaches of the populous and economica…

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Alpermann, BJörn, “Guangzhou (Canton)”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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