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SOUTH CHINA or SOUTHERN CHINA (simplified Chinese : 华南; traditional Chinese : 華南; pinyin : huá nán) is a geographical and cultural region that covers the southernmost part of China
China
. Its precise meaning varies with context.

In normal parlance and geography, it refers to the region south of the Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
. The Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
separates China
China
into its Northern and Southern regions

CONTENTS

* 1 Definitions * 2 Administrative divisions * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links

DEFINITIONS

Further information: Northern and southern China
China

In the broadest sense, Southern China
China
can denote the entire portion of the country south of the line demarcated by the Qin Mountains
Qin Mountains
and Huai River
Huai River
. Between 1945 and 1949, the Republic of China
China
defined Guizhou
Guizhou
, Yunnan
Yunnan
, Guangdong
Guangdong
, Guangxi
Guangxi
, Hainan
Hainan
, Fujian
Fujian
and Taiwan
Taiwan
as the "Seven Provinces of South China" (simplified Chinese : 华南七省; traditional Chinese : 華南七省; pinyin : huá nán qī shěng). The term can also be used to denote the Lingnan
Lingnan
region; but today, the phrase is generally used to refer only to Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
and Macau
Macau
(historically also known as Liangguang
Liangguang
). Defined as such, South China
China
is also contained within South Central China
China
.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

GB ISO № PROVINCE CHINESE NAME CAPITAL POPULATION DENSITY AREA ABBREVIATION/SYMBOL

GD 44 Guangdong
Guangdong
Province 广东省 Guǎngdōng Shěng Guangzhou
Guangzhou
104,303,132 579.46 180,000 粤 Yuè

GX 45 Guangxi
Guangxi
Zhuang Autonomous Region 广西壮族自治区 Guǎngxī Zhuàngzú Zìzhìqū Nanning
Nanning
46,026,629 195.02 236,000 桂 Guì

HI 46 Hainan
Hainan
Province 海南省 Hǎinán Shěng Haikou
Haikou
8,671,518 255.04 34,000 琼 Qióng

HK 91 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region 香港特别行政区 Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Special
Special
Administrative Region Hong Kong
Hong Kong
7,061,200 6,396.01 1,104 港 Kong

MC 92 Macau
Macau
Special
Special
Administrative Region 澳门特别行政区 Àomén Tèbié Xíngzhèngqū Macau
Macau
552,300 19,044.82 29 澳 Ào

SEE ALSO

* South Central China
China
— includes South China
China
and other "Central China" provincial-level subdivisions. * List of regions of the People\'s Republic of China
China

* Central China
China
* East China
China
* North China
China
* Northeast China
China
* Northern and southern China
China
* Northwest China
China
* Southwest China
China
* Western China
China

REFERENCES

* ^ Shuangshuang, LI; Saini, YANG; Xianfeng, LIU (10 September 2015). "Spatiotemporal variability of extreme precipitation in north and south of the Qinling-Huaihe region and influencing factors during 1960-2013". The Chinese journal of geography. 34 (3): 354–363. Retrieved 25 May 2017. * ^ GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China * ^ ISO 3166-2:CN ( ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)

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