Guangxi

Guăngxī (廣西, also transliterated as Kwangsi or Kuang-hsi in Wade-Giles) is an autonomous region of the People's Republic of China. Its formal name is the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Together, Guangxi and Guangdong are called the "Two Guang" (兩廣 liang3 guang3).

广西壮族自治区
Province Abbreviation(s): 桂
Capital Nanning
Area
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 9th
236,000 km²
xx%
Population
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 11th
44,980,000
191/km²
Administration Type Autonomous Region

History

Geography

Located in the southern part of the country, Guangxi is bordered by Yunnan to the west, Guizhou to the north, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong to the southeast, and by Vietnam and the Beibu Bay (South China Sea) to the southwest.

Major cities include: Nanning, Beihai, Guilin, Liuzhou.

Notable towns include: Longmen, Sanjiang, Yangshuo.

Economy

Demographics

The region has a high concentration of Zhuang people.

Culture

Tourism

The major tourist attraction of Guangxi is Guilin, a town famed across China and the world for its spectacular setting by the Li river amongst severe karst peaks. The nearby town of Yangshuo, similarly set but further south down the river, has become a favourite destination for foreigners, particularly backpackers.

Ethnic minorities native to Guangxi, such as the Zhuang and Dong, are also interesting to tourists. For example, the northern part of the province, bordering with Guizhou, holds the spectacular Longmen rice terraces. These are said to be some of the steepest in the world.

Miscellaneous topics

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