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Sub-provincial city
Clockwise from top: Shenzhen skyline at night, Shun Hing Square, Shenzhen Port, Shenzhen North Railway Station, Billboard of Deng Xiaoping, Kingkey 100
Location of Shenzhen City jurisdiction in Guangdong
Shenzhen is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 22°33′N 114°06′E / 22.55°N 114.1°E / 22.55; 114.1Coordinates: 22°33′N 114°06′E / 22.55°N 114.1°E / 22.55; 114.1
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
County-level divisions 6
City March 1979
SEZ formed 1 May 1980
 • Type Sub-provincial city
 • CPC Committee Secretary Ma Xingrui
 • Mayor Xu Qin
 • Sub-provincial city 2,050 km2 (790 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,991.64 km2 (768.98 sq mi)
Elevation 0-943.7 m (0-3,145.7 ft)
Population (2013)[1]
 • Sub-provincial city 10,630,000
 • Density 5,185/km2 (13,430/sq mi)
 • Urban 10,630,000
 • Urban density 5,337.3/km2 (13,824/sq mi)
 • Major ethnicities Han
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 518000
Area code(s) 755
GDP 2014[2]
 - Total CNY 1.600 trillion
USD 260.48 billion
 - per capita CNY 149,500
USD 24,336
 - Growth Increase 8.8%
Licence plate prefixes 粤B
City flower Bougainvillea
City trees Lychee and mangrove[3]

Shenzhen (Chinese: 深圳) is a city in Guangdong province,China . It is just north of Hong Kong. It has a subtropical climate.

Until recently, Shenzhen was a fishing village with just over 30,000 people. In 1980, under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, Shenzhen became one of China's Special Economic Zones (SEZ). Since then, its population has grown to about 10.6 million people.[4]

Twin towns — Sister cities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

The Central Business of Shenzhen
Looking down Shenzhen from a tall building