Guangning County



Location of the county in Zhaoqing and Guangdong
Location of the county in Zhaoqing and Guangdong
Guangning is located in Guangdong
Location of the seat in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°03′N112°27′E / 23.050°N 112.450°E / 23.050; 112.450Coordinates: 23°03′N112°27′E / 23.050°N 112.450°E / 23.050; 112.450
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Zhaoqing
 • Total 2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)
 • Total 540,000
 • Density 230/km2 (590/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Simplified Chinese 广宁
Traditional Chinese 廣寧
Jyutping Gwong2-ning4
Hanyu Pinyin Guǎngníng
Postal Kwongning
Literal meaning Widely Pacified

Guangning County, alternatelyromanized as Kwongning County,[a] is a county in western Guangdong, China, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Zhaoqing. Guangning County has an area of 2,380 square kilometers (920 sq mi), with a population of 540,000.[when?]

Name [ edit ]

The Explanation of County Names[clarification needed] states that the name of Guangning County—literally "widely" or "broadly pacified"—is a reference to the defeat of a large mob of bandits by the central government in 1559, shortly before the founding of the county.

History [ edit ]

Guangning County was founded on October 30, 1559, under the Jiajing Emperor of the Ming.[citation needed] It has formed part of Zhaoqing since at least the Qing.[1]

Geography and climate [ edit ]

Lying in the valley of Sui River, Guangning has been developing along the riversides. Surrounded by green hills and mountains, Guangning is considered as a pearl in a greenery cradle. Average temperature in January is 12.4 °C (54.3 °F), in July is 28.3 °C (82.9 °F), with an annual precipitation of 1,717 mm (67.6 in).

Administrative divisions [ edit ]

The town of Nanjie is the centre of administration in this county. There are 16 other towns in Guangning. They are:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[2] Area (km2)
Paisha town 排沙镇 Páishā Zhèn 20,527 154
Tanpu town 潭布镇 Tánpǔ Zhèn 20,844 132.6
Jiangtun town 江屯镇 Jiāngtún Zhèn 43,155 238.12
Luogang town 螺岗镇 Luógǎng Zhèn 9,442 105
Beishi town 北市镇 Běishì Zhèn 16,458 230
Kengkou town 坑口镇 Kēngkǒu Zhèn 21,002 181
Chikeng town 赤坑镇 Chìkēng Zhèn 12,596 181
Nanjie town 南街镇 Nánjiē Zhèn 118,259 189.3
Binheng town 宾亨镇 Bīnhēng Zhèn 38,523 171.33
Wuhe town 五和镇 Wǔhé Zhèn 17,639 116.32
Hengshan town 横山镇 Héngshān Zhèn 34,355 137.5
Muge town 木格镇 Mùgé Zhèn 12,634 126.05
Shiju town 石咀镇 Shíjǔ Zhèn 9,272 83.56
Gushui town 古水镇 Gǔshuǐ Zhèn 35,334 263.7
Zhouzi town 洲仔镇 Zhōuzǐ Zhèn 13,901 88.53

Natural Resources [ edit ]

Mines [ edit ]

Tantalum, Niobium, Gold, Jade, Porcelain clay, granite etc.

Bamboo [ edit ]

Guangning is considered as the Hometown of Bamboo, since it has 108-million-acre (440,000 km2) of land built with various kinds of bamboos, and the annual production of it has reached 250 thousand tons.

Economy [ edit ]

Agriculture [ edit ]

Main plants includes rice, sweet potatoes, peanuts, Sugarcane, Teas, Mulberry

Industry [ edit ]

Woods processing, Chemistry, Sugar, Porcelain, Ink, Plastic, Paper-making, Bamboo-based arts.

In the year of 2002, the GDP of Guangning reached RMB 3.48 billion dollars.

Transportation [ edit ]

Roads are accessible to cities including Zhouqing, Shenzhen, Zhuhai. Guangzhou, the capital city of Guangdong Province, is currently 2.5 hours away by bus. But with the highway and railways under construction now, by 2010, the time can be shortened to one hour.

Tourism [ edit ]

To capitalize its natural resources, Guangning has developed eco-tourism attractions, including The Sea of Bamboo, The Emerald Lake, where you can immerse yourself in the greenery forest of bamboo, roll a boat on the greenery lake, have a sip of bamboo tea, while also taste the delicious local cuisine.

The local tourism has been developing prosperously in the last few years, bringing in tourists from home and abroad.

Special Products [ edit ]

Jade Teas, bamboo and bamboo-made products, such as bamboo charcoal cloth, bamboo charcoal pillow case etc., which proved to be environmental-friendly products.

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ Guangning has also been romanized as Kwang Ning.[1]

References [ edit ]

Citations [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b Bolton & al. (1941), p. 262.
  2. ^ shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.

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