Foshan City is located in the mid-south of Guangdong Province, the inland of Pearl River Delta. It is adjacent to Guangzhou at the east, to Hong kong and Macao at the south, enjoying superior geographic location. The longitude of Chancheng is 113.3 degrees east, and its latitude is 23.2 degrees north.
Foshan Ctiy governs Chancheng District, Shunde District, Nanhai District, Sanshui District and Gaoming District. The total area is 3848.49 square kilometers.
Total population of the whole city is 5.79 million, including city proper population of 3.55 million.
Foshan has a subtropical monsoon climate. The city enjoys adequate sunshine and rainfall. The annual average temperature is 21.2-22.2 degrees Celsius. The temperature in January and February is the lowest. From April to September it gets relatively hotter and more rainfall. The annual average precipitation is 1,600 to 2,000 millimeters.
History of Foshan
Foshan is a famous homeland of overseas Chinese, with more than 1.3 million living overseas, including more than 0.6 million living in Hong Kong and Macao. Foshan is an old town dated back to many centuries. It was famous for its porcelain industry. Now it has been made the 'third largest city in Guangdong'. The city is relatively affluent when compared to other Chinese cities, and it is home to many large private enterprises. Foshan has recently has seen a transformation brought by China's booming economy. However the air quality in Foshan is atrocious as a result of years of unregulated industrial development.