Chinese name: 惠州市

Population: 4,755,500 (2016)

Area: 10,922 km² (Prefecture-level city)

Elevation: 15 m (49 ft)

Airport: 1

Train station: 5



Huìzhōu (Chinese: 惠州) is a city in southeast Guangdong Province, China. Huizhou borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the west, Shaoguan to the north, Heyuan to the northeast, Shanwei to the east, Shenzhen and Dongguan to the southwest, and Daya Bay of the South China Sea to the south. The city has about 4.6 million inhabitants and is administered as a prefecture-level city.


During the Song dynasty, Huizhou was already a prefectural capital of the Huiyang prefecture, and it was also the cultural centre of the region.

The West Lake park was designed by Su Dongbo, who was also responsible for the Hangzhou West Lake.

Huizhou used to be a prosporous region, specialised in commerce and trading, this changed during the 20th century due to wars. After the 1980s, Huizhou followed the path of nearby Shenzhen and Dongguan and developed as a manufacturing base.