Guangxi is a large autonomous province in China, located in the southern region of the country. It has a varied topography, a large population and plenty of sightseeing destinations. The province is inhabited by various ethnic groups which give the region an ethnic and cultural diversity.
An Introduction: Location and Geography of Guangxi
Guangxi is a large autonomous province located in the south eastern region of China. The northern part of the province is bordered by mountain ranges. The province of Yunnan lies to the west of Guangxi. The province of Guangdong is located to the south eastern part of Guangxi. To the northeast of the province of Guangxi is Hunan, to the north of it lies Guizhou.
The geography of Guangxi is varied. The western region of Guangxi is dominated by the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and has an altitude higher to the eastern and south eastern regions which are low lying areas. The central region of the province has hills and plains. Hills occupy about 85% of the totral area of the province while 15% of the entire region consists of plain lands. The mountain ranges in Guanxi are nanling Mountains, Dayao Mountains, Yunkai Mountains, Haiyang Mountains, Daming Mountains and Yuecheng Mountains.
Guangxi is drained by the rivers Hongshui, Yujiang and Zhujiang. Yujiang is the longest river and Zhujiang flows from the western part of the province to the eastern part. The region of Guangxi has large deposits minerals including limestone, manganese, lead, zinc and copper.
People of Guangxi: Demographics
The 2005 census showed the population of Guangxi to be 49.25 million with a growth rate of 8.17%. The people inhabiting this province are from various ethnic races. Majority of the population belong to the ethnic group called Han. Other ethnic groups in Guangxi province of China include Yao, Zhuang, Yi, Miao, Maonan, Ton and Shui.
The province of Guangxi in China is linked to all the major cities of China by railways, highways and expressways. Besides, as the province of Guanxi is bordered by South China Sea on the southern part, one of the main ways it can be reached is by sea. Ships transport tones of cargo and about 500 million people (as per 2005 census) to and from Guangxi province. The province is therefore connected to many cities across the world by the sea.
Major Cities in Guangxi
The province consists of a large number of districts and counties. The capital of Guangxi province is Nanning. Other major cities in Guangxi include Guilin, Guigang, Fangchenggang, Hechi, Baise, Oinzhou, Hezhou, Liuzhou, Chongzuo, Wuzhou, Laibin, Beihai and Yulin.
Attractions in Guangxi
Guangxi province of China abounds in natural beauty and tourist attractions. While touring this region, travelers can go on a cruise on the Li River. Sightseeing spots in Guangxi include Elephant Hill Park, Hezhou Stone Forest, Dongpo Pavilion, Gulongshan Valleys Scenic area, Purple Cloud Fairyland, Beihai Silver Beach, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Folk Cultural Garden, Daming Mount, Yangmei Ancient Town, Yiling Cliff, Xiang'an Ling canal and many more.
A region mostly known for its multicultural character, karst topography and scenic beauty, Guangxi attracts a large number of tourists from different parts of the world.
Last Updated on: October 9th, 2017