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Shaoguan

Shaoguan
Administration
Full nameShaoguan
Official name韶关市
Native name韶关
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
County-level divisions10
Government
City seatZhenjiang District
CPC SecretaryYang Xiaoming (杨小明)
MayorXu Jianhua (徐建华)
Geography
Total Area7197 sq mi (18645 km2)
Elevation194 ft (59.1 m)
Demography
Total Population3148500 (2002)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(0)751
Licence plate prefixes粤F
Major NationalitiesHan

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Shaoguan (, pinyin: Sháoguān), historically known as Shaokwan and Shao-chow, is a prefecture-level city in the north of Southern China's Guangdong province. It is home to the mummified remains of the sixth Zen Buddhist patriarch Huineng.


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