Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China



in English and other European languages also known as Canton,

 (which was first romanized from the Cantonese pronunciation

of Guangdong by the Portuguese), is a sub-provincial city located

in southern China in the middle of Guangdong Province

north of the Pearl River,

about 120 km (75 mi) northwest of Hong Kong.

It is the third largest city in China and the capital of Guangdong Province, southern China's largest city and key transportation hub and trading port, located on the Pearl River which is navigable to the South China Sea.