Gaozhou is a county-level city of Maoming City, southwestern Guangdong province of Southern China. It has a population of 1.68 million as of 2008 and total area of 3276 km. The locals speak a variation of the Gaozhou dialect. Administratively, Gaozhou City is under the jurisdiction of Maoming. It is a historically important city in Guangdong. It was set up as a city in 1993. Gaozhou consists of five districts (Panzhou, Shanmei, Baoguang, Shizailing, and Jinshan) and another 23 towns. Gaozhou City is located 420 km away from Shenzhen and Guangzhou, 450 km away from Hong Kong. Gaozhou is a small town located around 400 kilometres away from Guangzhou, China and can be reached by car in four to five hours. Gaozhou is a small town and part of the Maoming prefecture. It stands as an important centre for education and culture for the people of the countryside around the town.
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