Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Zhuang Autonomous Region is located in southern China.
It is bordered by Yunnan Province to the west, Guizhou
to the north, Hunan to the northeast, and Guangdong
to the southeast, and by Vietnam and the Beibu Bay to
Guangxi covers an area of More than 230,000
square kilometres, the population of Guangxi is 51.99
million by the end of 2011. The Abbreviation of Guangxi
is "Gui", Nanning is the capital city of Guangxi.
The temperature of Guangxi is warm enough
to assure agricultural production throughout the year.
The summer, covering a seven-month period from April
to October, is marked by enervating heating and high
humidity. Winter is mild and snow rare. July temperatures
vary between 27°C and 32°C, while January temperatures
range between 4°C and 16°C. The north experiences
slightly cooler temperature than the south.
Major grain crops in Guangxi include rice,
maize, wheat, and sweet potatoes. The leading commercial
crops include peanuts, sesame, ramie or China grass,
tobacco, tea, cotton, and indigo. Guangxi is also a
major producer of fruits -- notably pomelos (a kind
of grapefruit), tangerines, mandarin oranges, lemons,
litchis (the fruit of a plant of the soapberry family),
pears, papayas, bananas, and water chestnuts.
Industry: Light industries produce textiles,
paper, flour, silk, leather, matches, chemicals and
pharmaceuticals, as well as sandarac gum, sugar, dyestuffs,
and oils and fats. Pine resin is a particularly notable
export commodity of Wuzhou. Heavy industries include
the iron works and steelworks at Liuzhou, machinery
production at Nanning and Wuzhou, and the cement works
at Liuzhou. Among the numerous handicraft products,
special mention may be made of the native cotton cloth
of Yulin; the ramie cloth of Guilin; the bamboo paper
and rice paper of Chaoping and Guilin; and the bamboo
combs of Guilin, Pinyang produces such articles as ceramics,
fans, felt caps, copperware, combs, brushes and straw