Huazhou, Guangdong

County-level city

Location in Guangdong

Coordinates: 21°38′N 110°35′E / 21.633°N 110.583°E / 21.633; 110.583Coordinates: 21°38′N 110°35′E / 21.633°N 110.583°E / 21.633; 110.583
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Maoming
  Total 2,356.5 km2 (909.8 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
  Total 1,178,809
  Density 500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 525100
Area code(s) 0668
Chinese 化州
Postal Fachow
Literal meaning Changing Prefecture

Huazhou, formerly romanized as Fachow or Fahsien,[lower-alpha 1] is a county-level city in southwestern Guangdong Province, China. Bordering Guangxi to the north, it is administrated as part of the prefecture-level city of Maoming. During the 2010 census, its population was 1,178,809, of which 320,418 were considered urban.[2]


Originally the seat of Hua Prefecture, Huazhou later became the seat of Hua County, which formed part of Gaozhou Commandery.[1] After the Chinese Civil War, it was reörganized and placed under the administration of Maoming.


  1. "Fachow" derives from the Cantonese pronunciation of the name, while "Fahsien" is a partially-Cantonese, partially-Mandarin form of "Hua County". The town and county were also formerly romanized as Hua-choo.[1]


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