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Guiyang, Capital of Guizhou Province


Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou Province, the People’s Republic of China.Guiyang has grown almost exponentially since the 1990s. The city’s heart is around the “Big Ten” which is a cross, resembling the Chinese character for ten, and “Fountain Pool” which is a fountain in the center of a traffic circle.

Location

Guiyang is located in central Guizhou province,southwest of China.The city of Guiyang is situated on the east of the Yungui Plateau, and on the north bank of the Nanming River, a branch of the Wujiang River,which eventually joins the Yangtze River at Fuling in Sichuan province. The city has an elevation of about 1,100 meters. It has an area of 8,034 square kilometers.Guiyang is a natural route center, with comparatively easy access northward to Sichuan and northeast to Hunan province.

Administrative divisions 

Guiyang boasts 6 county-level districts and 4 counties as per below: Wudang District,Nanming District,Yunyan District,Huaxi District,Baiyun District,Xiaohe District,Qingzhen City,Kaiyang County,Xiuwen County,and Xifeng County.

Economy

Guiyang is the economic and commercial hub of Guizhou Province. Coal is mined in the locality of Guiyang and Anshun, and there are large thermal generating plants at Guiyang and Duyun, supplying electricity for the city’s industry. A large iron and steel plant came into production in Guiyang in 1960, supplying the local machinery-manufacturing industry.

Large deposits of bauxite have been discovered to the north, and by the 1970s Guiyang had become a major producer of aluminum. Guiyang also manufactures industrial and mining equipment, as well as railway vehicles and equipment. It has a large chemical industry, producing fertilizers, and a rubber industry, manufacturing automobile tires. Guiyang also has textile plants and makes glass, paper, and other consumer goods.

Tourism

Surrounded by mountains and forests, the city has pretty well environment. As in other Spring Cities; like Kunming, Guiyang is a popular summer resort city in China. The climate is often mild and moist, neither extremely hot nor cold. Spring, summer, and autumn are all wonderful seasons for sightseeing.
The city is renowned for its colorful culture, represented by various ethnic groups and its special landform - Karst. Guiyang is home to more than 30 minority ethnic groups including, Miao, Buyi, Dong and Hui. Consequently, it abounds with unique folk culture and traditions that give rise to colorful ethnic minority activities. With many Karst caves, the city is even regarded as an ecological model on Karst Landform.

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