The unearthed cultural relics prove that our ancestors have lived and multiplied on this land early in the Neolithic Age 4,000 years ago. In the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Xiangshan Town was established in 757, which was subordinate to Dongguan County. In the Northern Song Dynasty (550-577) Xiangshan Town became a salt producer and thus had the nickname of Xiangshan Salt Workshop. In the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), the four seaside counties of Nanhai, Panyu, Xinhui and Dongguan were incorporated into one county named Xiangshan in 1152. In 1953, Zhuhai County was set up, which was the amalgamation of Xiangshan, Wanshan Archipelago, Sanzao Island and Dangan Archipelago. In 1979, Zhuhai County was changed to be Zhuhai Municipality. In 1980, Zhuhai became a special economic zone.