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Foshan

     Founded in Jin Dynasty (AD215-316) and was given the name in Tang Dynasty (AD628), is a famous cultural city with a long history. It was one of the ancient famous cities, well known at home and abroad for its handicraft industry. It was also the biggest commodities terminal, listed as one of the "Four Terminals" in China (Beijing in the North, Foshan in the South, Suzhou in the East and Hankou in the West).

Geographic Location

     Foshan is located at the centre of Guangdong Province, the inland of Pearl River Delta, within north latitude 2238' to 2334' and east longitude 11222' and 11323'. It is adjacent to Guangzhou at the east, the capital city of the province, about 100 km to Macao and Hong Kong.

Climate

     Foshan City is close to the sea, with most of the area located at the south of the tropic region, where the climatic type belongs to subtropical seasonal wind humid climate, with annual average temperature at 22.1 and rainfall of 1600-2000ml.

Population

     The total population of Foshan is 3.3585 million, including 0.8008 million city residents. Foshan is a famous homeland of overseas Chinese, with more than 1 million living overseas, including 0.6 million living in Hong Kong and Macao.

Convenient Transportation

     To Guangzhou: there is shuttle bus to GZ every 15 minutes from 7:00 am-9:00 pm at Foshan bus station; alternatively, 15 minutes by underground to be accessed in year 2005.

     To Hong Kong: the ferry costing 140RMB; Shuttle bus costing 160RMB available every day at the downtown; the train ticket to HK costing 220 RMB.

     Refer to the following websites for more information about Foshan
http://www.foshan.gov.cn/english/
http://www.foshan.net/fsnet/suvry/

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