TROPICAL GEOGRAPHY ›› 2015, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (6): 950-958.doi: 10.13284/j.cnki.rddl.002777

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Comparative on Gravity Centre Evolution of Economy and Ecological Civilization in Guangdong during 2000-2012

WU Xiaojie1,HONG Yanling1,WANG Xiuqiong2,ZHENG Rongbao1   

  1. (1. School of Management,Guangdong University of Technology,Guangzhou 510520,China; 2. School of Economics and Commerce, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510006,China)
  • Online:2015-11-05 Published:2015-11-05


Based on the connotation of the ecological civilization, this paper establishes a comprehensive appraisal indicator system of ecological civilization, and uses statistical data from 2000 to 2012 to make an overall merit to Guangdong’s 21 prefecture-level cities by entropy method, and analyzes the way of the changes of Guangdong economy gravity center and ecological civilization gravity center between the years of 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2012 from different aspects such as the barycentric coordinates, shift direction and distance. The following three conclusions have been obtained: As for economic aggregation, the ecological civilization gravity center and GDP gravity center of Guangdong province moved respectively to north-east and south-west, but there was a far distance between them. As for industrial structure, the primary industry always moved to south-west, ecological civilization gravity center seemed not to get any influence from it, and the two centers were nothing related to each other over space, the gravity center of secondary industry showed its apparently deviation trend to ecological civilization, the tertiary industry showed its positive correlationship to ecological civilization. Those outcomes would have significance to Guangdong province for its coordinated regional development, the adjustment of industrial structure and the way of economic development under the condition of ecological civilization.

Key words: ecological civilization, economic gravity centre, gravity movement, entropy method, gravity centre method, Guangdong Province