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From top left, clockwise: Guanyin mountain, Humen Bridge, Keyuan, Dongguan Avenue
Location of Dongguan in Guangdong
|City (County-level)||September 1985|
|City (Prefecture-level)||January 1, 1988|
|• Prefecture-level city||2,465 km2 (952 sq mi)|
|• Urban||2,465 km2 (952 sq mi)|
|• Metro||17,572.9 km2 (6,784.9 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Prefecture-level city||8,220,207|
|• Density||3,334.8/km2 (8,637.0/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||3,334.8/km2 (8,637.0/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||2,529.448/km2 (6,551.240/sq mi)|
|• HK & MAC compatriots||1 million|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard Time)|
|Licence plate prefixes||粤S|
|- Total||¥ 501.014 billion (2012)|
|- Per capita||¥ 60,694 (2012)|
|City flower||Yulan magnolia
Dongguan is an industrial city. It ranks behind only Shenzhen, Shanghai and Suzhou in exports among Chinese cities, with $65.54 billion in shipments. The city is also home to one of the world's largest shopping malls, the New South China Mall.
There are evidence of people living in Dongguan area 5,000 years ago. But Dongguan only became a city in 1985, and since developed from a farming area to a large production centre.
There were 6,949,800 people living in Dongguan at the end of 2008. Of them, 748,700 were local people and 5,201,100 long-term migrants from other parts of China. At the 2010 Census the population had grown to 8,220,237. The number reached 8.29 million by the end of 2012. The average age of the population was 30.82.
The city is mostly hilly to the east and flat in the west. It has 115.98 kilometres (72.07 miles) of shoreline. The city centre of Dongguan is 50 kilometres (31 miles) from Guangzhou to its north. 90 kilometres (56 mi) from Shenzhen to its south, 87 kilometres from Hong Kong and 89 kilometres from Macau by water transport. It is located at the middle of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen economic corridor, a transportation hub.
Dongguan is also a famous hometown for many overseas Chinese, the family origin of over 700,000 people in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau, and over 200,000 nationals living in other countries.
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