Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (green), while Pearl River Delta Economic Zone area is indicated in red line, but only includes city areas of Zhaoqing and Huizhou.

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GD-HK-MO, simplified Chinese: 粤港澳大湾区; traditional Chinese: 粵港澳大灣區) or simply Greater Bay Area (GBA), is a megalopolis, also known as the Pearl River Delta, consisting of 9 cities and 2 special administrative regions in south China. On 7 December 2016, the concept of the area was mentioned in the English version of the 13th Five-Year Plan for Economic and Social Development of the People’s Republic of China.[1] On 13 April 2017, the heading of a piece of news released at the English.gov.cn website of the State Council adopted the name "Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area".[2] After a few months, on 1 July 2017, the "Framework Agreement on Deepening Guangdong - Hong Kong - Macau Cooperation in the Development of the Bay Area" (深化粵港澳合作 推進大灣區建設框架協議) was signed in Hong Kong.[3]

The GBA consists of Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, and whole of Huizhou and Zhaoqing, as well as Hong Kong and Macau.

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