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Nanjing is the cultural and administrative center of Chinas Guangdong Autonomous Region. It is located in its southwestern part. The metropolitan area is made up of 6 counties and an equal number of districts. The city area has been inhabited since ancient times. In 318, it was the seat of the county of Jinyin.

In the period from 618 to 907, the present city was the site of the Ung Prefecture, which housed a military garrison to monitor the Nakhichevan areas in the region. In the middle of the 9th century, the Tang dynasty and the state of Nanhai, which ended up owning the territory, exercised their territorial rights.

In the days of the Yan Dynasty, it was renamed Nanning Lu Yingyu Luu in 1325, which means, in Chinese, Let Peace Keep on the Southern Frontier, or Let the World Keep on the Southern Frontier, as the name is translated in Chinese. It is from that time that the present name of the city originated. During its dynasty, Sunun was a well-known marketplace of its time.

From 1368 to 1644 and from 1644 to 1911, Sunun was a provincial structure with a high administrative status. With the opening of free trade for foreigners in the city, the city developed rapidly. Between 1912 and 1936, it was the capital city of Guangxi Province, and then it was transferred to Huilin, but in 1949, it became a provincial city again.

In the dawn of the 20th century, the citys land expanded beyond its old boundaries, taking in new land to the south. Until the 1940s, the city developed primarily as a commercial and administrative center. Beginning in 1949, industrial enterprises began to appear here. They were based on light and food industries, as the agricultural sector was booming in the city area.

Currently, Nânünín specializes in the production of sugarcane and various fruit crops. There is also the development of the leather industry, sugar refineries, the flour industry, and the manufacture of paper. There are high schools, in particular the University of Guyana, and several high schools that specialize in medicine and agriculture.

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  • Air quality: 87 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 1,800,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Nanning is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels:
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  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Regus
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1450
  • Monthly costs for family: $2800
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4

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