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Zhuhai – The emerging force in the South of China

By Jesus David Cano Romano
May 25, 2015
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In the past three decades, Zhuhai has experienced strong economic growth due to its geographical proximity to Hong Kong and Macau. It is also the only deep-water port on the western side of the Pearl River. Situated in Guangdong Province, Zhuhai is described to be in the Chinese Rivera due to its clean environment and sunshine.

The future is exceptionally bright for Zhuhai with a large amount of large development projects which will ensure economic prosperity for Zhuhai. Some of the main developments include the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge and the construction of the largest theme park in the world.


We at China2West are going to introduce you to the beautiful city of Zhuhai in which are offices are based. After working here for over ten year we know the city inside and out. Therefore we can show you the best Zhuhai has to offer in a series of blogs covering all aspects from working to living in the Chinese Rivera.



Before looking at specific great attributes of Zhuhai, this post will start with some of the more basic background knowledge to give you an impression of this great city;


Geography


Zhuhai City, set up in 1979, is situated at the southern part of Guangdong Province, P.R. China. It is 140 km away from Guangzhou, stands on the western bank of the Pearl River estuary and is adjacent to South China Sea, borders Hong Kong and Shenzhen to the east by 36 nautical miles and Macao to the south by land. It lies between North Latitude 21° 48′~22°27′ and East Longitude 113°03′~114°19′, The land area covers 1,653 km² and sea area,6,000 km², including 146 islands.


Population


Zhuhai’s population is today over 1.2 million people with many of its highly educated and talented citizens coming from different regions of China, In the past 20 years, locals and new immigrants to the city have worked shoulder to shoulder and hand in hand to build their home together and make it a modern comfortable city in which to live and raise their children.


Climate

In Zhuhai, winter and summer monsoons alternate obvious. High temperature lasts all year long, accidentally there appears cold weather, but winter is not too cold and summer is not extremely hot. Actually, Zhuhai has small temperature difference and has the subtropical maritime monsoon climate.


Economy

Owing to its scientific and rational urban planning and sustainable and rapid economic growth, Zhuhai City becomes one of the most suitble cities for human sttlement for which it reputed at home and abroad. According to statistics, the per capita annual disposable income and GDP of Zhuhai City rank first among medium-sized and large cities in the country. Urban residents of Zhuhai City are culturally advanced and well-off and live and work in peace and contentment.

With the population of 1,2 million, Zhuhai is a relatively small city in comparison with some of the cities in China. Zhuhai was one of the first original Special Economic Zones established in the 1980’s. Zhuhai is one of China’s most popular tourist destinations due to its clean city, over 168km of coast line and 146 islands within Zhuhai’s territory. Zhuhai borders Macau, one of China Special Administrative Regions, at the south of the city.

Check up next Wednesday when we will be analyzing Zhuhai’s Hong Kong- Zhuhai- Macau bridge and the impact it is going to have on Zhuhai.