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Foshan

Foshan
Administration
Full nameFoshan
Official nameCity of Foshan · 佛山市
Native name佛山
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceGuangdong
City SeatChancheng District
Government
CPC Committee SecretaryLin Yuanhe (林元和)
MayorChen Yunxian (陈云贤)
Geography
Total Area1472.1 sq mi (3813.64 km2)
Water Area266.3 sq mi (690 km2)
Urban Area59.3 sq mi (153.69 km2)
Demography
Total Population7194311 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code528000
Area code757
License plate prefixes粤E(for cars registered in Chancheng, Sanshui and Gaoming District),
粤Y(for cars registered in Nanhai District),
粤X(for cars registered in Shunde District)
- Total¥ 481.5 billion (2009)
- Per capita¥ 80,579 (2009)

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Foshan ( , -cmnfu̯ɔ̌ ʂánpron) is a city in central Guangdong province in southern China. The prefectural area under the city's jurisdiction over an area of about 3,840 km2 and a population of 5.4 million of which 1.1 million reside in the city proper (year 2000 figures).

It is shown on some older maps as 'Fatshan', which is a phonetic spelling of the city's Cantonese name.


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