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Dongguan

Dongguan
Administration
Full nameDongguan
Official nameCity of Dongguan · 东莞市
Native name东莞
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Founded331 A.D.
Government
CPC Committee SecretaryLiu Zhigeng (刘志庚)
MayorLi Yuquan (李毓全)
Geography
Total Area951.5 sq mi (2465 km2)
Demography
Total Population8220237 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code523000
Area code769
License plate prefixes粤S
- Total¥ 424.6 billion (2010)
- Per capita¥ 53,285 (2008)
City flowerYulan magnolia
Magnolia denudata

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Dongguan ( , -cmntʊ́ŋkwàn; Cantonese: Dung1 gun2; old spelling Tung-kuan) is a prefecture-level city in central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China.

An important industrial city located in the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north, Huizhou to the northeast, Shenzhen to the south, and the Pearl River to the west.

It is also home to the world's largest, though mostly empty, shopping mall, New South China Mall. City administration is considered especially progressive in seeking foreign direct investment. The three neighboring municipalities of Guangzhou, Dongguan, and Shenzhen are home to over 25 million residents, accounting for a large proportion of the Pearl River Delta Region's population.

Dongguan ranks behind only Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou in exports among Chinese cities, with $65.54bn in shipment.


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