7434.4 square km, 4.18% of the whole province
8.5258 million in the urban area and 1.4172 million in the county cities.
Mandarin and Cantonese are widely spoken
There are 90 star-class hotels in Guangzhou, including 6 five-star hotels and 30 three-star hotels. The five-star hotels are White Swan Hotel, China Hotel, Guangdong International Hotel, Dong Fang Hotel, Garden Hotel and Oriental Resort.
Office Hours of Local Government Agencies
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mondays to Fridays
All are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
(About RMB8.3 to US$1)
Restaurants and hotels 0~20%
220V, 50~ACThe general shape of plug bases are as follows:
It is very convenient to communicate with outside world. You can dial directly and communicate with more than 500 cities at home and abroad, and in the region of Hong Kong and Macao.
The bandwidth of the direct international outlet for Internet is 400M.
The country code of China is 86 and the city code of Guangzhou is 020.
Weights and Measures:
Guangzhou uses the metric system. kilogram, meter, and litre are most commonly used.
1 kilogram = 2.205 pounds
1 metre = 3.281 feet
1 litre = 0.220 gallon
Time Difference (Take monday in GZ as an example)
Guangzhou (Beijing, Hong Kong): 8:00 (0) (Monday)
New York:19:00 (-13) (Sunday)
London (Paris):0:00 (-8) (Monday)
Tokyo:9:00 (+1) (Monday)
Sydney:10:00 (+2) (Monday)
Hot, humid & rainy in summer; cool, dry & less rainy in winter.
Average Temperature: 21.4-21.9
TRANSPORTATION Aviation service:
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport provides 16 international airlines and regional airlines, flying to more than 70 cities at home and abroad.
(International flight) 90 yuan (RMB), (Ordinary domestic flight) 50yuan
Guangzhou Railway Station is the starting station of Beijing-Guangzhou Railway
Guangzhou East Railway Station is the starting station of Guangzhou-Kowloon Through Train (KTT) and Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantou Train.
There are shuttle buses between Guangzhou and Hong KongYou can take them at China Hotel, Hotel Landmark Canton and White Swan Hotel in Guangzhou.
Bus service: You can take none-conductor buses, trolleybuses or special-lined to all districts of the city.The price of a ticket is 1 yuan(RMB) or 2-4 yuan for some long lines.
Metro service: Metro line 1 has 16 stations connecting Guangzhou East Railway Station in the east and Xilang in the west. The price is 2-6 yuan (RMB). The whole journey will take 32 minutes.You can take Metro line 2 to CECF Liuhua Complex, which is located at Yue Xiu Park Station, and CECF Pazhou Complex, which is located at Xin Gang Dong Station.
The starting price is 7 yuan (RMB), 2.6 yuan (RMB) per kilometer.
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