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China Guide > Guangdong>Foshan Municipality; [??????] [Pinyin:Guang Dong Sheng Fó Shan Shì]

Foshan Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Guangdong Province , In Chinese [???]

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Administrative Division Code : 440600;
Post Code : 528000;
Phone Area Code :0757
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 粤E
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 440600
Area Coverage: 3868 square kilometers;
Population : 3,670,000 persons (Including the subordinate cities and counties);
The Seat : Chancheng District
Foshan in Pictures
The adminitrative division form of Foshan is Municipality, which is one of the four administrative divisional forms at the the second level of China local administrative division system .
Municipality is also referred to as a prefecture level city (地级市). Most of Chinese big cities belong to this variety.
A prefecture-level municipality is subject to the juridiction of a provincial government ,and directly controls some urban districts while overseeing some counties or smaller cities on behalf of the provincial government.
Thus it's normal to see a large City (a Municipality) have jurisdiction over some small cities in China.
Urban Subdivisions of Foshan City
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Gaoming District高明区Gaoming QuDistrict
2Sanshui District三水区Sanshui QuDistrict
3Shunde District顺德区Shunde QuDistrict
4Nanhai District南海区Nanhai QuDistrict
5Chancheng District禅城区Chancheng QuDistrict
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Overview


The prefecture-level city of Foshan ("Buddha Mountain") is located about 25 kilometers southwest of the city of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province (Guangzhou was known as "Canton" during the colonial era... and to round things out, Foshan itself was known by outsiders during the colonial era as "Fatshan", for some reason, either inexplicable or humorous... Buddhas are generally depicted as being rather corpulent, and the British are known for their wry humor).


The city of Foshan lies in the Pearl River Delta, an area crisscrossed by waterways tha.....
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