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Foshan, lies in the heart of the Pearl River Delta, neighboring Hong Kong and Macau, bordering Guangzhou to the east, Jiangmen and Zhongshan to the south, Zhaoqing to the west and Qingyuan to the north, enjoying a favorable geographic position and a well-developed transportation system, Fosha is fertile in soil, mild in climate, adequate in rainfall and the average temperature is 22.1C. Foshan is a suitable place for travelers all year around.
 
Foshan is a well-known city of history and culture in China. “Founded in Jin and named in Tang” and with a long history and rich culture as well, the city was crowned as one of the Four Well-known Towns and Four Commercial Centers in ancient history. Foshan is the birthplace of Canton Opera and Cantonese cuisine. Martial arts masters like Huang Feihong and Bruce Lee were of Foshan origin, making the city as the “Hometown of Martial Arts”.
 
► Area Code: 0757
 
Zip Code: 528000
 
Area: 6,634 square kilometers
 
Geography: Located in the mid-south of Guangdong Province, China, Foshan is at the heart of the Pearl River Delta (“PRD”). It connects Guangzhou to the east and is adjacent to Hong Kong and Macao to the south. The excellent geographic location contributes to Foshan's prosperity both in the past and present. The mild climate, adequate rainfall, and evergreen seasons have made Foshan a renowned place of abundance ever since. It has humid subtropical monsoon climate with an average annual temperature of 22.2. In the river-woven area of the PRD, Foshan features Xijiang River and Beijiang River, branches of the Pearl River, running all the way through the city.At present Foshan governs five districts, namely, Chancheng District, Nanhai District, Shunde District, Gaoming District and Sanshui District. The city covers a total area of 3848.49 km2 and has a population over 5.923 million including 3.611 million registered permanent residents. Foshan is referred to as hometown of overseas Chinese. Over 1.48 million Foshan origins are now living overseas, of which over 800,000 are residing in Hong Kong and Macao.
 
Foshan is at the convergence of East Asia and South East Asia, which is an economic vibrant area in the Asia Pacific Region. As located in the central part of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), one of the most powerful economic areas in China, Foshan and Guangzhou, with similar history and culture, put in place the "Guangzhou-Foshan Economic Circle". It is within one hour's drive from central Foshan to the three main transport hubs of Guangzhou (Guangzhou New Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou Nansha Port, Guangzhou Railway Station). The geographic advantage enables Foshan to share with Guangzhou the infrastructure facilities, transportation network, financial capital, personnel education, technological information and market resources, etc. It serves to the industry interaction and functions complementation, which further accelerates the regional economic integration and urbanization. Foshan is 231 kilometers away from Hong Kong and 143 kilometers from Macao. It's about two hours? drive from Foshan to Hong Kong and Macao. The close connection between Foshan and Hong Kong, Macao enables Foshan to make full use of the market advantage and metropolitan position of the two cities, facilitating Foshan to get broader involvement in the global economy.
 
Administrative Division:
Name
Hanzi
Hanyu Pinyin
Population (2010 census.)
Area (km²)
Density (/km²
City Proper
Chancheng District
禅城区
Chánchéng Qū
1,101,077
154
7,150
Inner Suburbs
Nanhai District
南海区
Nánhǎi Qū
2,588,844
1,074
2,410
Shunde District
顺德区
Shùndé Qū
2,461,701
806
3,054
Outer Suburbs
Sanshui District
三水区
Sānshuǐ Qū
622,645
874
712
Gaoming District
高明区
Gāomíng Qū
420,044
960
438
 
Climate: Foshan experiences a humid subtropical climate.
 
History: Foshan is a well-known city of history and culture in China. “Founded in Jin and named in Tang” and with a long history and rich culture as well, the city was crowned as one of the Four Well-known Towns and Four Commercial Centers in ancient history. Foshan is the birthplace of Canton Opera and Cantonese cuisine. Martial arts masters like Huang Feihong and Bruce Lee were of Foshan origin, making the city as the “Hometown of Martial Arts”.

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