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Guangzhou (Simplified Chinese: 广州; Traditional Chinese: 廣州; pinyin: Guǎngzhōu; Wade-Giles: Kuang-chou; Postal System Pinyin: Canton) is the capital of Guangdong Province in southern China. The native name of the city, in Cantonese, is 廣州 (Jyutping: Gwong2 zau1). The city was formerly known internationally as Canton City or simply Canton.