Situated in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Guilin has always been famous for its scenery and culture. It has an area of 4,194 square kilometers and a population of 1.25 million.
Guilin is a karst basin surrounded by mountains. The Li River flows through Guilin from north to south. It has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual temperature of 19C, and 310 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,926 millimeters.
The main mineral deposits of Guilin are iron, aluminum, zinc, barite, talcum, and limestone.
The industries of Guilin mainly include machinery, rubber, textile, food processing, medicine, and electronics. Tires and electric meters manufacturing are playing an important role in China. Handicraft industry is flourishing here. Guilin's chief farm products are rice, corn, sugarcane, fruit, and vegetables.
Guilin is well connected to more than 10 cities throughout China by air. From Guilin boats can reach Guangtzhou via Yangshuo and Wuzhou. The rail and road transportation facilities here are also good.
Guilin is the most beautiful sightseeing area in China. Every year a great number of tourists visit Guilin. The Li River scenic area is very famous for it charming scenery. The special locally-made products include Sanhua liquor, crisp candy, and rice-flour noodles.