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Location of Shenzhen City jurisdiction in Guangdong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|SEZ formed||1 May 1980|
|• Type||Sub-provincial city|
|• CPC Committee Secretary||Ma Xingrui|
|• Mayor||Xu Qin|
|• Sub-provincial city||2,050 km2 (790 sq mi)|
|• Urban||1,991.64 km2 (768.98 sq mi)|
|Elevation||0-943.7 m (0-3,145.7 ft)|
|• Sub-provincial city||10,630,000|
|• Density||5,185/km2 (13,430/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||5,337.3/km2 (13,824/sq mi)|
|• Major ethnicities||Han|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|- Total||CNY 1.600 trillion|
USD 260.48 billion
|- per capita||CNY 149,500|
|Licence plate prefixes||粤B|
|City trees||Lychee and mangrove|
Until recently, Shenzhen was a fishing village with just over 30,000 people. In 1980, under the leadership of Deng Xiaoping, Shenzhen became one of China's Special Economic Zones (SEZ). It was in this city where China first experimented with capitalism. Since then, its population has grown to about 10.6 million people.
Shenzhen is a progressive city. It has a strong economic connection with Hong Kong. It is also one of the main trading centers of the Pearl River Delta. The manufacturing company Gionee is located in the city.
Twin towns — Sister cities
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