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Guilin

Guilin
Administration
Full nameGuilin
Official nameGveilinz Si·桂林市
Native nameGveilinz·桂林
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Geography
Total Area10734.3 sq mi (27809 km2)
Elevation502 ft (153 m)
Demography
Total Population1340000
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code541000

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Guilin ( ; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is a prefecture-level city in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of far southern China, sitting on the west bank of the Li River. Its name means "forest of Sweet Osmanthus", owing to the large number of fragrant Sweet Osmanthus trees located in the city. The city has long been renowned for its unique scenery.


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