Qingyuan, Guangdong Province, China

🇨🇳 Qingyuan, formerly romanized as Tsingyun,[a] is a prefecture-level city in northern Guangdong province, China, on the banks of the Bei or North River. The built-up (or metro) area is made of urbanized Qingcheng and Qingxin districts. The primary spoken language is Cantonese. Covering 19,015 km² (7,342 sq mi), Qingyuan is Guangdong's largest prefecture-level division by land area, and it borders Guangzhou and Foshan to the south, Shaoguan to the east and north-east, Zhaoqing to the south and south-west, and Hunan province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the north. The urban core is surrounded by mountainous areas but is directly connected with Guangzhou and the Pearl River Delta by Highway 107.

Economy Qingyuan is a major economic and transportation hub. The Beijing–Guangzhou Railway, National Highways 106 and 107, and the Bei or North River cross through the city. The maritime infrastructure in Qingyuan plays a vital role in transporting goods to other regional centres in Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macao. The major ports are Qingyuan Port, Yingde Port, Lianzhou Port, and Yangshan Port.

Qingyuan is served by Qingyuan railway station, opened in 2009 on the Wuhan–Guangzhou high-speed railway. It is located some distance east of the city. Qingyuan Maglev is expected to open in December 2020.

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Qingyuan has a population of over 1,738,424 people. Qingyuan also forms the centre of the wider Qingyuan Prefecture which has a population of over 3,969,473 people. It is also a part of the larger Guangdong Province.

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