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 (gwäng′dông′) also Kwang·tung (kwäng′to͝ong′, gwäng′do͝ong′)
A province of southeast China on the South China Sea bordering Hong Kong and Macau. Guangzhou is the capital.
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(ˈɡwæŋˈdʊŋ) or


(Placename) a province of SE China, on the South China Sea: includes the Leizhou Peninsula, with densely populated river valleys; traditionally also including Macao and Hong Kong; the only true tropical climate in China. Capital: Canton. Pop: 79 540 000 (2003 est). Area: 197 100 sq km (76 100 sq miles)
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also Kwangtung

a province in SE China. 66,890,000; 89,344 sq. mi. (231,401 sq. km). Cap.: Guangzhou.
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Noun1.Guangdong - a province in southern China
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