Dongguan is located the central south of Guangdong Province, northeast of the Pearl River Delta. It is 50 kilometres south of Guangzhou, 99 kilometres north of Shenzhen, and about 100 kilometres away from Hong Kong and Macau through sea transport.This makes the city an important transportation route and economic corridor between Guangzhou and Hong Kong.
With more than 1,700 years of history, Dongguan has a subtropical monsoon climate, with abundant sunshine and rainfall over the year. Dongguan has a total area of 2,465 square kilometers, with a total population is of 8.22 million, among which 1.81 million are local residents. Dongguan’s GDP has grown steadily at a 20% annual rate for the last 20 years, making it one of the fastest growing economies in China. In 2010, Dongguan’s GDP reached a total of 424.6 billion RMB, ranked fourth in Guangdong and accounted for 10% of the province’s GDP. In recent years, Dongguan has received numerous applause, highlighting the many advantages the city offers its residents, such as International Garden City, National Garden City, National Environmental Protection Model City, National Top Tourism City, China's Top Ten Green Cities, China Investment Environment City, Most Dynamic City in China, Famous Manufacturing City, China Excellent Innovative City, National Civilized City and National Transformation City of Trade.