Guangzhou

/ (ˈɡwæŋˈdzəʊ) /

noun

the Pinyin transliteration of the Chinese name for Canton

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Cultural definitions for Guangzhou

Guangzhou
[ (gwang-joh) ]

City in southern China; a transportation, industrial, financial, and trade center of southern China; a major deep-water port.

notes for Guangzhou

Guangzhou was the first Chinese port regularly used for trade, especially following the Opium War (1839–1842), and was the seat of the revolutionary movement under Sun Yat-sen in 1911.

notes for Guangzhou

It was formerly called Canton.
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