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    Laibin 
     

    Laibin is a prefecture-level city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

    Geography and climate:  Laibin is located in central Guangxi province. The Hongshui River or Red River and Rongjiang, both tributaries of the Xijiang, meet in Laibin. Its area is 13,400 km². More than 43% is forested.

    History:  Laibin is an ancient town with more than 2000 years of history. The area was settled in prehistoric times, more than 30,000 years ago.

    Administration:  Laibin has 1 urban district, 1 city and 4 counties.

    City District

    Xingbing
    City

    Heshan
    Counties

    Xincheng
    Wuxuan
    Xiangzhou 
    Autonomous District:

    Jinxiu Yao Autonomous County

    Demographics:  Laibin's population is 2,450,000. Han and Yao are the two most numerous ethnic groups.

    Economy:  Laibin is an important transportation hub with several regional and national highways, important rail lines, and shipping along the Hongshui River to Hong Kong, Macau, and Guangzhou. Agriculture is a major industry with sugarcane, rice, peanuts, tea, and fruits being the major crops. There are more than 600 industries in Laibin including sugar processing, powerplants, construction materials, mining, and Chinese medicine. The area produces 1/4 of the world's indium.

    Culture:  Laibin is filled with numerous examples of unique ethnic minority culture, especially from the Yao. There are also many types of dance found only in the area including the Bamboo Horse, the Colorful Butterfly, the Dragon Fish, the Emerald, the Bright Lantern, and the Yao dance, the Monkey Drum.

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