Shantou (Chinese 汕頭 市 / 汕头 市, Pinyin shì Shantou, Jyutping Saan3tau4 Si5, veralt. Transkrp. D. Ch. Post Swatow) is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong province in the People's Republic of China. Shantou is situated on the South China Sea on the border with the province of Fujian. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the city. At the following location an enlarged globe is positioned as an indication: ⊙. This is outside the city center. Shantou has a subtropical maritime climate with an average temperature of 21.3 ° C. The administrative area of ​​the city covers an area of ​​2,064.4 and 5,065,000 inhabitants.