Guangzhou

Introduction

Guangzhou (gwängˈjōˈ) [key] or Canton kănˌtŏnˈ, kănˈtŏnˌ, city (1994 est. pop. 3,113,800), capital of Guangdong prov., S China, a major deepwater port on the Pearl River delta.

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