Shenzhen city is a sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in southern China. The city borders with Hong Kong, and is located in the Pearl River Delta covering an area of 2,020 square kilometers. Shenzhen CN has six administrative districts:
In 1980, Shen Zhen city was desgnated as a special economic zone by the centural government, and since then, Shenzhen has developed into a fast paced, and prosperous modern metropolis. Today, Shenzhen is a city of hope and opportunities, drawing thousands of talented individuals from accross China and around th world - Shenzhen is a metropolis of modern skyscrappers and shopping malls.
Below is a map of Shenzhen CN, showing the 6 administrative districts of the city.
(Map of Shenzhen City China)
History of Shenzhen China
Shenzhen was once a fishing village, formerly known as Bao'an County. It was picked by late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping as the first of the "Special Economic Zone" of China. It was picked because of its close proximity to Hong Kong, and it was created as an experimental ground for capitalism in China. The special economic zone idea was a great success, and Shenzhen is now one of the largest cities in the Pearl River Delta region with a population of over 13 million (about 9 million are a mobile population, mainly farmers who gave up farming to become labourers).
The city became one of the largest manufacturing bases in the world. Shen Zhen became a major manufacturing and export base of electrical appliances, garments, toys, jewellery, food, building materials, leather, and furniture in China.
Shenzhen has a sub tropical climate, and has an annual average temperature of 22.4 degrees celsius. The city offers numerous tourist sites and recreational facilities. The Da and Xiao Meisha beaches (盐田区大鹏湾大小梅沙景区) are popular relaxation spots for locals and tourists alike.
Shenzhen city is also a golfer's paradise - the city has one of the largest golf course in the world - Mission Hills Country club, which is laid out with ten courses in one area (180 holes). Other popular golf courses in Shenzhen include Sand River Gold Club, Shenzhen Golf Club, and West Lake Golf Club.
Other popular tourist attractions of Shenzhen CN include:
- Window of the World
- China Etnic Culture Village
- Splendid China
- Fairy Lake Botanic Garden
- Dameisha Seashore Park
- Xiaomeisha Beach Resort
- Happy Valley Theme Park
- Wild Animal Zoo - Safari Park