lies in the eastern part of Guangdong province. It is 2043 square
kilometers in area. The population is 3.8 million.
The southern part of Shantou is Hanjiang Plain. The northern part is hilly area. Han River flows to the sea here . Along the coast, there are a lot of islands and ports. It is the maritime climate in the south inferior torrid zone. The average precipitation is 1500mm. The black frost period can last about 340 days. Shantou abounds in agriculture and aquatic product. The mineral resources here are tungsten, copper and Duju Stones.
Its major industry is textile. Shantou is the main production base of photosensitive chemical and electronic ultrasound. The output of sewing industry and handicraft is in the important places in our country. The can machine is very famous too. In agriculture, mainly, there is rice, sugarcane, peanut and aquatic product. About the fruit, there are pineapples, litchi and longan. Shantou is one of the high-production areas in China. Nan?ao is one of the fishing zone in Guangdong province. The highway, ocean shipping and inland water transports are all convenient. Shantou port can moor the ships with 500 tons. Shantou and nearly 20 cities are open to navigation.
Ihe places of interest here are Seaside Park, Peach blossoms Cave and Longquan Cave. Also, there is Mayu Island, the Queen Temple in Qing dynasty and Sea-watching kiosk. The traditional specialties are Chao embroider, porcelain, shell caving, Shumei velvet, oranges, bananas and pineapples.