Houjie

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Houjie

厚街镇
Houjie is labeled '12' on this map of Dongguan
Houjie is labeled '12' on this map of Dongguan
Houjie is located in Guangdong
Houjie
Houjie
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates (Houjie government): 22°56′12″N 113°40′16″E / 22.9366°N 113.6711°E / 22.9366; 113.6711Coordinates: 22°56′12″N 113°40′16″E / 22.9366°N 113.6711°E / 22.9366; 113.6711
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityDongguan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Houjie (Chinese: 厚街) is a town under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Dongguan, Guangdong, China.

Geography[edit]

Houjie is located at the east bank of the Pearl River Delta, the middle section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen economic corridor. In the south, it borders Humen Port, and in the north, it links to the Dongguan city proper. There is a total area of 126.15 square kilometers under its jurisdiction, with a permanent population of 93,000 and more than 400,000 as a temporary population.

Economy[edit]

Houjie is a town of old and prosperous business and trade, rich in products like Guancao (Dongguan Grass) and sausages renowned both home and abroad. Its industrial, commercial, and trading enterprises were all set up and developed from traditional lines and are thriving and deeply rooted in Houjie. Throughout 30 years of reform and opening up, rural industrialization and urbanization were achieved, making the town a new modernized industrial town of the Pearl River Delta region. In recent years, it has been successfully honored as a "Town of Hygiene in China", "Famous Town of Exhibitions in China", "Town with the Strongest Education in Guangdong", and a "Civilized Town of Dongguan City".

Houjie is famous with for its shoe design and manufacturing center, mainly focused on branded shoes.

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