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Chaozhou

Chaozhou (潮州 Chao2 zhou1 in pinyin, Chiuchow in Wade-Giles, aka Swatow, 汕頭, shan4 tou2) is a city of China in the Guangdong province. Population 1.24 million.

Chaozhou is located in the north of the delta of the Hanjiang River[?], which flows through the city. It was originally named Chaozhou in the Sui Dynasty (591 AD).

There are ruins of Christian buildings.

See also: Chiuchow cuisine



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