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Maoming

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Maoming, also known as Mowming is located in southwestern Guangdong province, China. Facing the South China Sea to the city's south, Maoming city neighbors Zhanjiang in the west and is 362km from Guangzhou and 121km from Zhanjiang. The Maoming Port is a Grade I port that handled 16.8 million tons of cargo in 2007. Refined oil and aquatic products are the major export products from the city. Major export destinations include Hong Kong, Macao and ASEAN member nations.As of the 2010 census, Maoming had a population of 5,817,494 inhabitants, 2,436,312 of whom live in the most developed area, which includes 2 urban districts even though its built-up (or metro) area is limited to Maonan District with 820,821 inhabitants. The city's birth rate is 11.04‰, and its GDP (2012) was RMB 195.118 billion (US$31.81billion), up by 10.6% over the previous year. According to government sources, Maoming's GDP ranked 7th among Guangdong's 21 cities, and ranked 79th of China's 656 cities in 2012.EtymologyThe city is named after Jin Dynasty Taoist scholar and doctor Pan Maoming (290 - 371), born in Gaozhou. The local area was renamed by imperial decree in honour of Pan in 598 A.D. during the Sui Dynasty.
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