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  • Formerly Can·ton (kănˈtŏnˌ, kănˌtŏnˈ)Guangzhou A city of southern China on a delta near the South China Sea. The capital of Guangdong province, it became a treaty port open to foreign trade after the Opium War (1839-1842). Population: 4,150,000.

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  • proper n. A city in the south-east of China, the third largest city, in the province of Guangdong

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  • n. a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port


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