Zhuhai is an important city on the southern tip of the Pearl River Delta. The city was established in 1979 and was designated as a special economic zone in 1980. Blessed with an excellent geographical location, it is close
to the South China Sea, 36 nautical miles away from Hong Kong over the waters in the east and borders Macao in the south. After the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Zhuhai becomes the only city in the Mainland
that is connected to Hong Kong and Macau by land. The city's land area is 1,736.46 square kilometres, with a permanent resident population of 1,891,100. It has 3 administrative districts, namely Xiangzhou, Jinwan and
Doumen; 5 economic function zones, namely Hengqin, Gaolan Port, Hi-tech Zone, Free Trade Zone and Wanshan Zone; 3 land ports, namely Gongbei, Hengqin and Zhuhai-Macao cross-border industrial zone; 5 sea ports, namely
Jiuzhou Port, Wanzai Port, Gaolan Port, Wanshan Port and Doumen Port. With 8 national first-class ports, it is an important port city in China.
Embraced by vast seas, Zhuhai has a breathtaking environment consisting of many islands. To the north is the Pearl River Estuary, to the east and south are the Wanshan Islands, and to the west is Huangmaohai. It is a city
in the Pearl River Delta with the largest ocean area, the largest number of islands and the longest coastline. Surrounded with mountains, rivers, lands and islands, it is the only city that was selected as “the top
40 national tourist destinations” based on its overall urban landscape. With top-notch living environment, the city has won the titles of "Double Support Model City", "Top Ten Cities for National Spiritual Civilisation
Construction", "National Ecological Garden City", "National Model City for Environmental Protection", "National Health City", " National Ecological Model Zone ", "China’s Top Ten Attractive City", "China's Top Ten Livable
Cities", "China's Excellent Tourism City", "China's Most Happy City", "China's Harmonious City", "China's Most Beautiful City", "National Forest City", "China's Ecological Civilization Award" and the “International
Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment" awarded by the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements. Endowed with rich historical monuments, the city is also home to many famous people and celebrities.
Tang Shaoyi - the first prime minister of the Republic of China, Chen Fang - the first consul of the Qing government in Honolulu, Yang Pao’an - who brought Marxism to the fore in South China, Lin Weimin - the first
chairman of the All-China Federation of Trade Unions, Su Zhaozheng - the leader of the Hong Kong Seamen Strike, Tang Guoan - the first president of Tsinghua University, Rong Guotuan - China’s first world champion (the
25th World Table Tennis Championships men’s singles champion), Rong Hong - the first Chinese student to acquire a doctorate in the United States, Su Manshu - painter, poet, and writer, Gu Yuan - prominent woodcut artist,
Tang Tingshu - famous modern era Chinese industrialist, Xu Run - founder of Shanghai's first hospital (Renji Hospital) as well as many other famous personalities of the modern era are people from Zhuhai. Additionally,
it has the “Baojingwan” Carving Cliff Stone, which is about 3,000 years old; an ancient complex – “Meixi” Memorial Archways built under the order of Qing Emperor Guangxu to honour Chen Fang - the first chief consul
of the Honolulu of the Qing Government as well as numerous ancient monuments and buildings of historical value such as the “Gongleyuan” built by Tang Shaoyi at the turn of the 20th century.
Since the establishment of its special economic zone, Zhuhai has always been committed to the "ecological priority" development concept. From focusing on environmental protection such as pollution control to systematic
promotion of the construction of an ecological civilisation, it has managed to enable sustainable growth and development, and preserved its lucid waters and lush mountains through consistent exploration and practice.
As a model city for the building of an ecological civilization, Zhuhai also provides a model for the development of urban environmental governance in China. After 40 years of construction and development, Zhuhai has
flourished from a backward border town into a modern coastal city.
Welcome to Zhuhai!