Hezhou is a prefecture-level city in China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Hezhou is located in northeastern Guangxi province. It borders Hunan to the north and Guangdong to the east. The area is 11,854 km. The average elevation is 800 meters and the highest is 1,731 meters above sea-level. Climate is sub-tropical and monsoonal. Average temperature is 18 C. Hezhou has 2 urban district, 2 counties, and 1 autonomous county. Urban District: Counties: Autonomous County: In 2004 Hezhou's population was 2,090,000. Ethnic groups include Zhuang, Han, Yao, Miao and others. Its place along the Gulin-Wuzhou Highway and central location close to Huanan and Guangdong make it an important transportation hub. Forestry is one of hezhou's most important industries. More than 6130 square kilometres of land are forested. Hydropower is also important with more than 700 megawatts produced.
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