Basic Facts

(chinadaily.com.cn)|2020-04-22

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Zhucheng square in Guiyang

Population: 4,881,900 (2018)

Area: 8,034 square kilometers

Location: Guiyang, capital of Southwest China's Guizhou province, is situated on the east of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau.

Economy:

The city of Guiyang maintains its steady and fast economic growth with the support of a new model of industrial system featuring big data, modern agriculture, automotive manufacturing, service and high-tech industries. The government seeks to boost the local economy through innovation. 

In 2018, Guiyang's GDP reached 379.845 billion yuan ($56.07 billion), up 9.9 percent year on year. The added value of the agriculture industry was 15.31 billion yuan, up 6.6 percent year on year, secondary industries were valued at 141.367 billion yuan, up 7.9 percent, and tertiary industries were valued at 223.168 billion yuan, up 11.3 percent.  

The added value of Guiyang's service industry (tertiary industry) reached 223.168 billion yuan, up 11.3 percent year on year, making up 58.8 percent of the total economy. The tourism industry continued to grow steadily. Tourists made 188,462.5 million trips to Guiyang, up 26.7 percent year on year. A total of 245.656 billion yuan was made in tourism income, up 31.2 percent.

Guiyang introduced 1,203 newly signed projects with domestic capital, up 12 percent year on year. The projects received a total of 260.236 billion yuan in investment, up 6.8 percent. Paid-in investment was valued at 221.867 billion yuan, up 35.4 percent, foreign investment in actual use was valued at 1.589 billion yuan, up 18.1 percent, and the total value of foreign trade reached 3.494 billion, up 15.2 percent. 

Administrative divisions 

Guiyang governs one county-level city - Qingzhen, three counties - Kaiyang, Xifeng and Xiuwen, and six districts - Wudang, Nanming, Yunyan, Baiyun, Guanshanhu and Huaxi.

Sister cities 


International  Sister CitiesDate  Signed
Fort Worth, USAOct 17,2011
Palmerston North, New ZealandAug 17, 1992
Eniwa, JapanLate 1980s
County Meath, IrelandOctober, 2014
Hînceşti, MoldovaDec 18, 2013
Burnaby, CanadaApril, 2015
Františkovy Lázně, Czech RepublicJune, 2016
Marianske Lazně, Czech RepublicJune, 2016
Liverpool, UKApril 8, 2016
Cupertino, USAMay 28,2017