Gaoming District, Foshan City is in the central part of Guangdong Province and the west wing of the Pearl River Delta. It is an important junction where the Pearl River and the Xijiang River meet. The district has a total area of 938 square kilometers and a resident population of 444,900. It has jurisdiction over Hecheng Subdistrict, Yanghe Town, Mingcheng Town, Genghe Town and Xijiang Industrial New City, with a total of 77 administrative villages (communities).
Sub-districts of Gaoming
Hecheng Sub District is in the east of Gaoming, bordering on the bank of Xijiang River. Surrounded by Xijiang River and Cangjiang River, Hecheng is known as the Pearl of Xijiang River. It is an important part of the Xijiang Group of Foshan City. It is the residence of the Gaoming District Committee and District Government, and the political, economic, cultural, financial, information and technology center of Gaoming. The landform of Hecheng belongs to a typical delta plain. The terrain is flat and open; the rivers are crisscross; the land is fertile. With abundant rainfall and sunshine, it has a mild climate, and the average annual temperature is 22℃. The annual rainfall is 1480 mm. It is a livable, tourist and entrepreneurial city.
The current Hecheng Sub District was formed by integrating four towns (sub districts) of the original Hecheng Sub District, Sanzhou Sub District, Xi’an Sub District and Fuwan Town in 2005. It covers an area of 179.06 square kilometers (including 19.07 square kilometers of Xijiang New City), 28.3 square kilometers of forest land (15.8% of the total area), 24.3 square kilometers of cultivated land (accounting for 13.5% of the total area). The permanent population is about 260000 and the floating population is about 85000. It has jurisdiction over 16 community neighborhood committees and 15 village committees. The regional rivers include Xijiang River, Cangjiang River, Xiuli River and Xi’an River.
Hecheng Main Industries
The main industries of Hecheng Sub District are textile and garment, petrochemical, food processing, metal processing and others. At present, there are 906 industrial enterprises and 228 enterprises. Among them, Haitian (Gaoming) Condiment Co., Ltd., the world’s largest condiment production base with an annual output of over one million tons of soy sauce, is rising in Hecheng, driving the rapid development of a food industry city with a high starting point, high standards and high quality.
Yanghe Town is one of the four towns / sub districts in Gaoming District. It was formed by the merger of the Yangmei Town and Renhe Town in 2005. The total area is 246.27 square kilometers, the cultivated area is 2683.29 hectares, and the total forest area is 13054.92 hectares. It has jurisdiction over three communities, seven administrative villages and 105 natural villages, with a permanent population of more than 40,000 people and a migrant population of more than 39,000 people. The town’s transportation extends in all directions and has obvious location advantages.
In 2019, the overall economy of the town remained stable. The total industrial output value above designated scale was 49.728 billion yuan. The development of modern agriculture was accelerated in combination with rural revitalization. To accelerate agricultural industrialization, macadamia nuts, golden tea and other planting projects were introduced to vigorously develop characteristic agriculture, solidly promote the reform and development of agriculture and rural areas. A modern agricultural industrial system has been initially formed. The town has 23 modern agricultural production bases with a certain scale, with an operating area of 10000 mu. There are 5 municipal vegetable bases and 7 pollution-free agricultural areas, 14 professional cooperatives, and 4 municipal modern agricultural parks.
The town is actively working on the health care convenience for people. In order to facilitate the public to seek medical treatment and shorten the distance to medical help, Yanghe Town established 4 village-level health service stations, and completed the construction of occupational physical examination center, 5A level vaccination clinics and outpatient service. Basic education also benefits people. In recent years, Yanghe Town has invested more than 400 million yuan to strengthen school construction. There are currently 4 kindergartens, 4 elementary schools, and 1 middle school.
Mingcheng, Gaoming District, has a total area of 186.5 square kilometers and a total population of 63,000. It has 11 village committees and a neighborhood committee with a total of 150 villager groups. Mingcheng has always maintained its status as an important town in Gaoming’s history, and is currently positioned as the sub-center of Gaoming District.
Located in the hinterland of Gaoming center, Mingcheng is about 60 minutes’ drive from Guangzhou and about 90 minutes’ drive from Shenzhen and Hong Kong. Guangming Expressway and Jiangzhao Expressway connect in the town. With entrances and exits in the west, southeast and north of the town, you can enter either expressway within 5 minutes. Gaoming Avenue (Provincial Highway S272) and Hehe Avenue (Provincial Highway S113) run through the whole territory from east to west, and are an important channel between the Pearl River Delta region and the western Guangdong. It takes about 1 hour to reach the core urban agglomeration of the Pearl River Delta eastward, and westward about half an hour to Zhaoqing and Jiangmen.
In addition, the new Xinganxian airport of the Pearl River Delta will be in Gaoming, and the location is about 10 minutes’ drive from Mingcheng town. Mingcheng will be within the radiation range of the comprehensive transportation system of the airport, and its regional transportation advantages will be further highlighted. It will become an important transportation junction to the western hinterland of Foshan and even the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Beauty of Nature:
Mingcheng has beautiful natural environment, with abundant sunshine and rainfall. The annual average temperature is 21 degrees; the annual rainfall is about 1600 mm; the annual average relative humidity is 80%, and the forest coverage rate is 60%. Cangjiang River meanders through the town from west to east. The water volume is rich and the water quality is pure, which forms a pleasant scenery of the rural landscape. The fields in the Mingzhen are fascinating, the scenery is beautiful and the air is fresh, and the original ecological natural landscape is kept intact. Air quality has long been at the forefront of the city.
Genghe Town is in the west of Gaoming District, Foshan City. It is located at the central axis of the Pearl River Delta Town Group where the east and west wings converge. It borders six towns of Gaoyao, Heshan and Xinxing. In 2005, Genghe Town was officially formed by the merger of the original Xinwei Town, Genglou Town and Heshui Town, making it the largest town in Foshan. With an area of 347.02 square kilometers, it has jurisdiction over 19 administrative villages, 3 communities and 184 natural villages, with a registered population of 68000 and a permanent resident population of about 40000, including 19000 immigrants.
Forests All Around
The total forest area of Genghe Town is about 20726.7 hectares, and the forest coverage rate is about 60%. Laoxiang Mountain is the second peak of Foshan. Cangjiang River, the mother river of Gaoming, also originates here. Known as the Natural Oxygen Bar, Chinese Alsophila Nature Reserve of Heshui Town is the only nature reserve in Foshan. In the reserve, Alsophila spinulosa trees of the same age as dinosaurs grew luxuriantly. There are more than 1000 kinds of precious animals and plants, such as python, pangolin, owl, civet, wild boar, Aquilaria japonica, Morinda officinalis, lotus fern, etc. In Genghe, there are 136 large and small ponds and reservoirs. Shenbushui Reservoir is the largest reservoir in Foshan, with a catchment area of 30.94 square kilometers and a total storage capacity of 15.4 million cubic meters. In addition to moistening more than 20000 mu of farmland and many villages, the pleasant landscape and pastoral scenery also leave a deep impression on visitors.
In recent years, Genghe Town has continuously increased investment in environmental protection. The construction of the sewage treatment plant and its pipe network has been constantly improved upon, and the ecological environment has been continuously optimized to achieve clearer mountains, cleaner water, and sweeter air. Genghe is becoming a better town with strong transportation and a beautiful environment.
Goaming has a beautiful natural environment that encompasses the bustling population. The rate at which Gaoming is growing certainly makes it a place worth keeping an eye on in the future. The future of Gaoming is bright and will certainly shine bright for many years to come.