Guangzhou (广州)


Guangzhou is a tier 1 city located within Guangdong Province in South China. It is also Guangdong's Provincial Capital.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Guangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city, meaning it is governed under Guangdong province control, but enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than most prefecture-level cities.

The official name of Guangzhou in Simplified Chinese characters is 广州, (pinyin: Guǎngzhōu).

Free Trade Zones in Guangzhou

Parts of Guangzhou have been designated as free trade zones since the establishment of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone in 2015.
The following sections of the Guangdong Free Trade Zone are located in Guangzhou: Nansha Area of Guangzhou.

Guangzhou Metro

The city of Guangzhou's metro system opened on 28 June 1997.