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Guizhou Province

Location: located in the southwest corner of China.

Area: 176,100 sq km

Climate: The annual temperature averages 15ˇăC, with a frost-free period of about 270 days a year. The rainfall per annum is 1100-1300 milimetres. The climate of Guizhou is temperate, without severe winters or hot summers.

provincial capital: Guiyang

Population: 35.25 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic groups: Han, Miao, Buyi, Dong, Tujia, Yi, Gelao, Shui, Hui, Bai, Yao, Zhuang, Maonan, Mongol, Mulao, Qiang and Man.

Major Cities: Anshun; Zunyi

Agriculture: As the conditions for agricultural production has been improved gradually, the output of the staple crops shows a considerable increase. The production bases have been laid step by step for marketable crops, cured tobacco, rape seed, vegetable, pig, cattle, sheep and woods.

Industry: Owing to the advanced equipment and technology and a complete category of products, many of the products take the first place in this country in their quality, quantity and technical standard. The light and textile industry includes food industry, which takes name-brand liquors and cigarettes and mineral water production as its key component; textile industry, which is characterized by cotton, linen, wool, silk, synthetic fiber and leather processing, and other industry such as paper-making. Among them, cigarette-making and brewery take a national importance. The mineral water is good in quality, large in quantity, and have a considerably good prospect of development .

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