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  • Location


    Shenzhen, situated between 113.46 and 114.37 east longitude, between 22.27and 22.52 north latitude, is in the South of Guangdong Province and to the south of the Tropic of Cancer. It is made a distinction from Hong Kong by the Shenzhen River in the South, and bordered by Dongguan and Huizhou to the north. Its sea is part of the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean. It is a natural port city with Daya Bay in the east and the Lingding Sea to the west.

     

    Area


    The total proportion of Shenzhen is 1948.69 square kilometers. The size of the Special Economic Zone is 391.71 square kilometers. Shenzhen is primirily quaking with an occasional plain, declining from the southeast to the northwest. The western part of Shenzhen constituted of coastal plains, Mount Wutong, with an altitude of 943.7m the city's highest peak.

     

    Population


    Shenzhen began to receive immigrants since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1179). when Shenzhen City was established, there were only 31.41 natives, most of them are Hakkas.

    By the end of 2001, permanent resident population in Shenzhen totaled 4.67 million, including some 2.558 million living within the Special Economic Zone, the averaging age was younger than 30. the "New Immigrants"are from the country and account for 90 percent of Shenzhen's population.

     

    Climate


    Shenzhen weather is mild and with abundant sunshine and rainfall all year round because of its subtropical marine climate. The measured averaging temperature is 22.4C (72.32F) . Summers are long but not overly hot and winters are short but relatively warm, making Shenzhen a pleasant tourist attraction in all four seasons. Morever, it should perhaps be noticed that Shenzhen, situated at the estuary of the Pearl River, is therefore an area often faced directly with typhoons. Generally speaking, the strongest typhoons occur from May to December, especially from July to September. While the most ideal time to visit here is actually August to September when different kinds of celebrations are held. What's more, the China Hi-Tech Fair is held here in Shenzhen from the 12th to the 17th of October every year. It is therefore always recommended to make reservations well before you go visit to Shenzhen as the area is particularly  hustle and bustle of large crowds during these days.