An autonomous region of southern China on the Vietnamese border. Nanning is the capital.
Autonomous region in S China: 85,097 sq mi (220,400 sq km); cap. Nanning.
Origin of guangxi
- "Guang" itself means "expanse", and has been associated with the region since the creation of Guang Prefecture in 226 AD. "Guangxi" and neighbouring Guangdong literally mean "Guang West" and "Guang East". Together, Guangdong and Guangxi are called the "Two Guangs" (两广, Liǎng Guǎng).