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Language in Guangzhou

The primary language of Guangzhou is Cantonese, although standard Mandarin, or Putonghua, is also widely spoken due to the large influx of migrants. As with elsewhere in mainland China, standard Mandarin is the only language used in schools, so expect all educated people to be fluent in it. However, Guangzhou natives are known among the Chinese for their heavily accented …

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Cantonese People

The Cantonese people are Han people whose ancestral homes are in Guangdong, China. The term “Cantonese people” would then be synonymous with the Bun Dei (Jyutping: bun2 dei6) sub-ethnic group, and is sometimes known as Gwong Fu Jan (廣府人) for this narrower definition. Some northerners say Cantonese seem to have a lack of the “fighting blood”, avoiding confrontations. They are …

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Guangzhou Climate

Guangzhou is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer; Guangzhou has a humid subtropical climate influenced by the Asian monsoon. Summers are wet with high temperatures, high humidity and a high heat index. Winters are mild and comparatively dry. Guangzhou has a lengthy monsoon season, spanning from April through September. Monthly averages range from 13.6 °C (56.5 °F) in …

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Guangzhou Geography

Guangzhou, known historically as Canton or Kwangchow, is the capital and largest city of the Guangdong province in the People’s Republic of China. Located in the south-central portion of Guangdong, Guangzhou spans from 112° 57′ to 114° 03′ E longitude and 22° 26′ to 23° 56′ N latitude. The city is part of the Pearl River Delta and the city …

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Guangzhou Population

Guangzhou is the third-largest city in China and southern China’s largest city. As of the 2000 census, the city had a population of 6 million, and an urban area population of roughly 11.85 million, making it the third most populous metropolitan area in China. Some estimates place the population of the entire urban agglomeration as high as 24.2 million, making …

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