It possesses the population of 2.6 million.
Nanning is situated in Nanning basin. In the southeast of the region are hills and plains. The rest are mountains.
Nanning has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 21.7 degrees Celsius, and has 360 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,300 millimeters.
Nanning is rich in plant and water resources. The main mineral deposits are manganese, iron, copper, tungsten, and aluminum.
The city is famous for its subtropical scenery and known as the "green city. "
There are such industries in the city as machinery, smelting, textile, chemicals, food processing, sugar refinery, and papermaking.
Major scenic spots include South Lake Park, People's Park, Western Suburb Park, Yiling. The Yiling Caves, and the Damingshan scenic area are the region's premier tourist attractions,
Nanning is also famous for fruit, including bananas, oranges, pineapples, lychees, mangoes, and longans. The chief farm products of Nanning include rice, corn, sugarcane, cassava, fruit vegetables, pigs, and poultry. Nanning is noted for the export of duck down.