Shantou (汕头)


Shantou is a tier 3 city located within Guangdong Province in South China.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Shantou is classified as a "Prefecture-level City", meaning it is governed under Guangdong province control.

Map of Shantou

Shantou in Chinese

The official name of Shantou in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Shantou would be written:

Shàntóu shì

Shantou Development Zones

High Tech Zones in Shantou

The following high tech zones are located in Shantou:

  • Shantou High-Tech Industry Development Zone (汕头高新技术产业开发区)
       - website:
       - focus industries: Printing and Packaging; Chemical plastic; Food

Special Economic Zone in Shantou

The Shantou Special Economic Zone (汕头经济特区), was established in 1980 to encourage overseas investment.

Shantou Transportation

Airports in Shantou

Shantou is served by the following airports:

  • Jieyang Chaoshan International Airport (IATA: SWA | ICAO: ZGOW)

Shantou Companies

High-profile Shantou Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Shantou:

  • 广东省联泰集团有限公司 | Guangdong Luen Thai Group Co., Ltd.
  • 龙光交通集团有限公司 | Logan Transportation Group Co., Ltd.
  • 宜华企业(集团)有限公司 | Yihua Enterprise (Group) Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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