Guigang is a prefecture-level city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
Geography and climate: Guigang is located in central Guangxi province between Guangxi's five major cities, Nanning, Guilin, Liuzhou, Beihai, and Wuzhou. Its location makes it a major transportation and business hub, connecting central China with the south, especially with Hong Kong and Macau. Guigang has a rail line, several major highways, an expressway, and most importantly a large port on the Xi River - its direct connection to the Pearl River Delta. The area is 10,595 km2.
Its climate is sub-tropical and monsoonal with an average temperature of 21ˇăC. Annual precipitation is 1,428mm.
Administration: Guigang has 1 city, 3 urban districts, and 1 counties.
Qantang Management District
Guigang's population is 4,400,000.
1998 GDP was 10 billion RMB, 7% growth over the previous year. Transportation, shipping, and logistics are a vital part of Guigang's economy. More than 10 million tons of goods pass through its ports in one year. Major industries include chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, metallurgy, tannery, textiles, priting, and food stuffs. Agriculture is also important with major crops including cereals such as rice and corn, sugar, medicinal herbs, tobacco, tea, lotus root, and green vegetables.