Location in Guangdong
|Coordinates: 21°38′N 110°35′E / 21.633°N 110.583°ECoordinates: 21°38′N 110°35′E / 21.633°N 110.583°E|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,356.5 km2 (909.8 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Literal meaning||Changing Prefecture|
Huazhou, formerly romanized as Fachow or Fahsien, 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.
Originally the seat of Hua Prefecture, Huazhou later became the seat of Hua County, which formed part of Gaozhou Commandery. After the Chinese Civil War, it was reörganized and placed under the administration of Maoming.