Monday, June 11, 2007

Where is Emma?

Emma is in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China. She is in foster care in Nanning, the capital.
The information below is from the Nanning Travel Guide, and gives you an idea of what the area is like where our baby girl is waiting for us.

Location: locates between 10745' - 10851' east longitude and 2212' - 2332' north latitude, and in the Lingnan Mountain Range

Neighboring Areas: Yunnan, Guizhou, Hunan and Guangdong provinces

Physical Features: surrounded by mountains with average elevation of 80-100m

Population: 2.79 million
Urban Population: 1.28 million
Area: 10,029 sq km

Nationalities: Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Dong, Mulao and Maonan

History: a history of over 1,600 years; used to be called Yongzhou (Tang dynasty), Yongning prefecture (Song dynasty), Yongzhou headquarters (Yuan dynasty), Nanning prefecture (Ming and Qing dynasties)

Climatic Features: situated in sub-tropical monsoon area; enough sunlight and rainfall

Average Temperature: 21.7C

Rivers: Yongjiang River

Products: lichee, pineapple, mango, wampee

Local Highlights: Dragon Boats Race

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