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Liuzhou Facts

Liuzhou, referred to as "Liu", nicknamed Hucheng and Longcheng, is the second largest city in Guangxi, the largest industrial city in Guangxi, and one of the top five automobile cities in China.

Liuzhou is the second-largest city in Guangxi. It is an important tourist destination in Guangxi Region. Liuzhou has a history of more than 2,100 years of construction and is a national historical and cultural city. Liuzhou is famed for its Rare Stone, known as "Chinese Stone Capital".


Basic Information

• Chinese Name: 柳州

• Location: South of China, North central of Guangxi

• Dialing code: (+86) 0772

 Zip code: 545000

• Area: Liuzhou has an area of 18618 square kilometers

• Main attractions in Liuzhou: Dalongtan Park, Liuhou Park, Visionland liuzhou


Administration Distribution

From the administrative perspective, Liuzhou can be divided into five city districts, three counties, two autonomous counties and three economic management zone.

  • Districts: Chengzhong District, Yufeng District, Liunan District, Liubei District, Liujiang District
  • Counties: Liucheng County, Luzhai County, Rong'an County
  • Autonomous counties: Rongshui Miao Autonomous County, Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County
  • Economic management zones: Liuzhou High-tech Industrial Development Zone (national level), Liudong New Area (Liuzhou Automobile City) and Yanghe New Area (Yanghe Industrial Park).



Liuzhou is located in the north-central part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, between 23°54′~26°03′ north latitude and 108°32′~110°28′ east longitude. It is adjacent to Guilin in the east, Hechi City in the west, Laibin City in the south, and Hunan and Guizhou in the north and northwest respectively. The total area of Liuzhou City is 18,618 square kilometers, of which the urban area is 3,555 square kilometers.



Liuzhou City is located in the north-central part of Guangxi and belongs to the mid-subtropical monsoon climate. The atmospheric circulation affecting Liuzhou City is mainly monsoon circulation. In the summer half year, the southerly wind is prevailing. It is characterized by high temperature, high humidity and heavy rain. In the winter half year, the northerly wind is prevailing, cold, dry and less rainy, characterized by cold, dry and less rain. The coldest month is January and the average temperature is 7.2 ℃.  The hottest is July where average temperature is 28.9 ℃. Liuzhou’s annual rainfall is about 1940 mm.



Liuzhou is a region where many ethnic groups live together. Zhuang and Dai are the oldest indigenous inhabitants of Liuzhou, which originated from different Yue people's branches in the pre-Qin and Baiyue areas. Liuzhou is inhabited by 48 ethnic groups including Zhuang, Han, Miao, Yi, Yao, Hui and Yi, and ethnic minorities account for more than 52% of the city's total population.

Zhuang people are mainly distributed in counties and urban areas such as Liucheng, Rong'an and Luzhai; Miao, Dong and Yao are mainly distributed in Rongshui and Sanjiang counties; Yi people are mainly distributed in urban areas and Liucheng County; Huis are mainly distributed in urban areas and Luzhai County.




Liuzhou Bailian Airport (ICAO: ZGZH; IATA: LZH) is located in Liujiang District, Liuzhou City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, about 13 kilometers away from downtown Liuzhou City. It is a 4D-class military-civilian airport. It is located in the historic Bailian Cave and it is one of the six major airports in Guangxi and an important regional airport. As of September 2019, Liuzhou Bailian Airport has one base aviation, which is China Eastern Airlines. Liuzhou Bailian Airport has opened 17 domestic routes and 21 navigation cities.


Liuzhou is one of the 45 major highway hub cities in China. There are 6 bus passenger stations in the urban area: Liuzhou Bus Terminal, Liuzhou South Bus Station, Lianhua Bus Terminal, Baisha Bus Terminal, Hedong Transportation Hub Station and Liujiang Bus Terminal.


Liuzhou is an important railway hub in southwestern China. Liuzhou is located in the center of Guangdong, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guizhou Province, Hunan Province and Yunnan Province. It mainly has Xianggui Railway, Qiangui Railway and Jiaoliu Railway, and enjoys convenient railway transportation. The planned railways include the Liuzhao Railway and the Liushao Railway.

As of September 2019, Liuzhou City has six railway stations cover Liuzhou Station, Liuzhou North Station, Liuzhou East Station, Liuzhou West Station, Liuzhou South Station and Liujiang Station, of which Liuzhou Station and Liujiang Station are passenger stations, and the remaining stations are freight station and marshalling station.


Liuzhou Port is located in the territory of Liuzhou City, which is a major inland river port. It is a comprehensive port for inland rivers that mainly exports goods from the hinterland and takes care of cargo transit and tourism services. Liujiang passes through the city. The Liuzhou Port is a national inland port that was opened to the public in 1990. It can travel to Zhangzhou, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao and even the sea along the Liujiang River. It can sail 500-ton ships all year round. Liuzhou Port is a national first-class inland port that was opened to the public in 1990.



Liuzhou is the second-largest city in Guangxi with a lot of national-level A-class scenic spots. Its tourism population and income ranks third in Guangxi. It is an important tourist destination in the Guangxi region. There are many high-quality tourism resources in the urban area, including two national key park scenic spots - Liuhou Park and Dalongtan Scenic Area.