lies in the southeast of Fujian Province and on the north bank
of the Jin River. It has an area of 0,865 square kilometers and
a population of 5.99 million.
The land surface of Quanzhou descends from northwest to southeast.
The north-western part are mountains, and the south-eastern part are hills. Quanzhou has more than 30 harbors because of its long coastline. It has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual average emperature of
20.6ºC, and has 360 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,253 millimeters.
Mineral deposits include granite, coal, and kaolin.
Machinery, chemical, textile, food processing are the main industries of Quanzhou. Quanzhou is noted for the construction ceramics produced in Cilu and the small articles for daily use produced in Shishi. Quanzhou's agricultural economy is flourishing.
The chief farm products are rice, soya beans, fruit, tea, jute,timber, bamboo, and aquatic products.
The main transportation facilities of Quanzhou are road. Shipping routes link Quanzhou with Hong Kong and other ports throughout China.
Quanzhou is a historical and cultural city. There are many scenic spots and historical relics in Quanzhou, such as the Qingyuanshan scenic area, the Kaiyuan Temple, the Luoyang Bridge, the Qingjing Temple, the Anping Bridge, the Chengtian Temple, and the Lingshan Mausoleum. The special locally-made products include ceramics, porcelain sculptures, embroidery, bamboo products, longan, lychee, and tea.