City of ports

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Name: Zhanjiang

Population: 6,981,236 (2018)

Area: 11,693 square kilometers

Location: southernmost part of the Chinese mainland and southwest of Guangdong province


Zhanjiang is a trade center with a diversified industrial base, including aquaculture processing factories, sugar refineries, and household item manufacturers. The government is also seeking to build Zhanjiang into a heavyweight of iron and steel production and petroleum refining, with an increasing number of related projects attracted to the city. The city has kept on a steady economic progress since 2012. In 2018, the total GDP of Zhanjiang city reached 301.2 billion yuan ($43.74 billion), an increase of 6 percent.

Zhanjiang also has taken many measures to establish solid trade ties with ASEAN economies, which are the city's largest export market. The mutual benefit from such trades breeds even more extensive cooperation.

Administrative divisions

Three county-level cities (Leizhou, Lianjiang and Wuchuan), two counties (Xuwen county and Suixi county) and four districts (Xiashan district, Chikan district, Potou district and Mazhang district)

Sister cities

International Sister Cities

Date Signed

International Sister Cities

Date Signed

Cairns, Australia

August 25, 2004

Serpukhov, Russia

 May 24, 2007

ILembe District Municipality, South   Africa

Oct 24, 2009

Atlantic City, the US

April 23, 2014

City of Greater Geraldton, Australia

March 23, 2013

Samborondón, Ecuador

Nov 18, 2011



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