City is located in the middle of Guangdong Province. It has an
area of 22,322 square kilometers and a population of 5,690,000.
To the south and west of Zhaoqing lies the plain area and to the east and north is the mountainous area. Flowing from west to east, is the Xijiang River. Zhaoqing belongs to the south subtropical monsoon climatic zone and the yearly average temperature is
21.9ºC and annual precipitation is 1605mm. It is rich in coal, limestone, copper, lead, zinc, granite, gold, Yunfu sulphur mine, gypsum and other mineral resources.
In the field of industries, priority has been given to the development of food industry, instruments and meters, textile, electronics and leathers industries, among which, the leather goods and beverage have captured certain share in the domestic market.
Yunfu is an area of the country's biggest area of sulphur and iron production. Paddy rice, sugar cane, poultry and animal husbandry, aquatic products, fruits, flowers and plants, rosin, casia bark and south herbal medicine are grown in abundance. Communication traffic such as railways, highways and water transportation is very convenient.
The Star Lake landscape -- places of historic interest and picturesque beauty -- is one of the State's major places of landscape and historic interest and picturesque beauty, including the Seven-Star Cliff and Dinghu Mountain. They form the scenery with hills and waters known as Limerock Pinnacle Site. In addition, there are such tourist sights and places of historic interest as Chongxi Pagoda, Song Township Walls, Tower for Reviewing the River and Baogong (the upright Judge) Memorial Temple. You will find also the traditional local specialties of flowers and plants, Chinese cinnamon, south herbal medicine, gorgon fruit and ivory carving.