Foshan is divided in five districts, namely Chancheng, Nanhai, Shunde, Sanshui, and Gaoming, covering an area of 3797.72 km2. Foshan location makes it possible to travel to Hong Kong and Macau within a two-hour drive.
Since the implementation of the reform and opening up policy, the GDP of Foshan has maintained an annual growth of 16% on average in the last four decades. With an annual growth of 8.5%, Foshan ranks fifteenth among all Chinese cities and third among the PRD cities.
Serving as a Chinese manufacturing hub, the city of Foshan has devoted its efforts to establish a new industry development pattern on the foundation of its strengths in traditional industries supported by the pillar of advanced manufacturing with a focus on strategic emerging industries.