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Canton (Old name)

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Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. The city was formerly known internationally as Canton City or simply Canton, after a French language transliteration of the city name in Cantonese. It is a port on the Pearl River, which is navigable to the South China Sea. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 9.94 million making it the most populous city in the province and the fifth most populous in China.

The Chinese abbreviation of Guangzhou is Sui (穗; pinyin: si; Jyutping: seoi6; Yale: seuīh) or sometimes GZ. This city has the nicknames of Wuyangcheng (city of five rams), Yangcheng (city of rams), Huacheng (city of flowers), or Suicheng. The city can also be refered to as the WuMengCheng (City of Wood Wools), a reference to a tall, native tree that produces wool fiber in its gorgeous red blossoms.

"Canton" was the convenient French romanisation for Europeans who during the colonial period generally did not understand ideographic characters (see exonym and endonym). When the term "Canton" is pronounced in French it provides a closer oral rendering of the name in its original Cantonese. Guangzhou is a Mandarin pronunciation of the Han ideographs.

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