Liuzhou (Zhuang Liujcouh Si; Chinese 柳州市, Pinyin Liǔzhōu Shì) is a prefecture-level city in the autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang, in the People's Republic of China. The administrative area Liuzhous covers an area of ​​18,677 and about 3,540,000 inhabitants (end of 2004). Liuzhou is located in the center of Guangxi and is therefore one of the transport and business hubs of the area. Industry: metallurgical processes, mechanical engineering, vehicle construction. In rural areas Liuzhous the sugar cane cultivation dominated. The river Liu winds up in a 180 degree arc around the city. He is spanned by eight road and a railway bridge. In early summer it is often colored yellow by brought from the headwaters of sediments.