capital of Guizhou Province, has an area of 2,406 square km., and a
population of 1.56 million.
Guiyang City. Lying in the central part of the Miaoling mountain range, most of
Guiyang is hilly except the central area. It has a subtropical
monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 15.3C, and 271
frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,197 millimeters.
The main mineral deposits of Guiyang region include coal, bauxite, limestone, sulphurous iron ore, and crystal.
Guiyang is one of China's major producers of nonferrous metals
and tobacco. Its major industries also include machinery, steel
making, food processing, and chemicals. The chief farm products are
rice, wheat, rape, tea, and fish.
Guiyang is a hub of railways in the southwest of China. The
Chuanqian, Xiangqian, Guikun, and Qiangui railway lines converge
here. Road and air transportation facilities are also good. Flights
connect to more than twenty other major cities throughout China.
Guiyang has many beautiful mountains and rivers. The region's
premier tourist attractions are Qianlingshan mountain, Lake
Qianling, the Huaxi scenic area, the Huangguoshu falls, Lake
Hongfeng, and the Dragon Palace. The special locally-made produces
include Guiyangdaqu liquor, cigarettes, and Zhumaojiao liquor.