Guangxi (more properly Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu, the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) is an autonomous province of China, located in the extreme south of the country adjacent to Vietnam. Historically, the region was landlocked, but in 1952 the People's Republic transferred the westernmost coastal portion of Guangdong Province to Guangxi. This decison was reversed in 1955 and then reinstated in 1965.
The coastline of Guangxi extends for about 200 km (125 mi) along the north end of the Gulf of Tonkin. Beihai (formerly Pakhoi) and Qinzhou are the major ports.
Lighthouses in China are maintained by the PRC Maritime Safety Administration. The administration is organized in four regional administrations, with district offices in the major ports. The lights on this page are maintained by the Zhanjiang MSA office in Guangdong, which is included in the Guangzhou Region. The Chinese word for a lighthouse is dēngtǎ (灯塔). Jiao or chiao is a cape, dao, tao, yu, or hsu is an island, wan is a bay, and kang or gang is a harbor. Due to competing systems for transliterating Chinese into Latin characters, there are always several possible spellings for the names of places in China.
ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. CN numbers are the serial numbers used by the Shanghai regional office of MSA. Admiralty numbers are from volume F of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 112.
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Adjoining pages: East: Western Guangdong | South: Northern Vietnam
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Posted December 19, 2008. Checked and revised September 11, 2012. Lighthouses: 14. Site copyright 2012 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.