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Hainan Province
海南省
Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 海南省 (Hǎinán Shěng)
 • Abbreviation simplifeed Cheenese: ; traditeeonal Cheenese: (pinyin: Qióng, POJ: khêng, Jyutping: king4)
 •   Min Nan POJ: Hái-lâm-séng
Cantonese Jyutping: Hoi² Naam1 Saang²
Map shawin the location o Hainan Province
Map shawin the location o Hainan Province
Named for 海 hǎi – sea
南 nán – south
"South of the Sea [Qiongzhou Strait]"
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Haikou
Divisions 2 prefecturs, 20 coonties, 218 tounships
Govrenment
 • Secretar Wei Liucheng
 • Govrenor Jiang Dingzhi (蒋定之)
Aurie
 • Total 33,920 km2 (13,100 sq mi)
Aurie rank 28t
Population (2010)
 • Tot 8,671,518
 • Rank 28t
 • Density 260/km2 (660/sq mi)
 • Density rank 17t
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetion Han – 82.6%
Li – 15.84%
Miao – 0.82%
Zhuang – 0.67%
 • Leids an dialects Hainanese, Yue, Hlai
ISO 3166 code CN-46
GDP (2011) CNY 251.5 billion
US$ 39.9 billion (28t)
 • per capita CNY 23,831
US$ 3,520 (23rd)
HDI (2008) 0.784 (medium) (17t)
Wabsteid http://www.hi.gov.cn
(Simplifeed Cheenese)
Hainan
Native name: 海南岛
Hainan tmo 07feb05 250m.jpg
Geografie
Location East Asie
Aurie 33,210 km2 (12,820 sq mi)
Aurie rank 42nt
Lenth 156 km (97 mi)
Width 170 km (110 mi)
Heichest elevation 1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Heichest point Wuzhi Muntain
Admeenistration
Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Hainan
Lairgest settlement Haikou (pop. 2,046,189)
Demographics
Population approx. 8,180,000
Ethnic groups Han, Li, Miao, Zhuang

Hainan (Cheenese: 海南; pinyin: About this sound Hǎinán ; Jyutping: Hoi² Naam4; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hái-lâm; leeterally: "South of the Sea [Qiongzhou Strait]") is the smawest province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae (PRC). The name "Hainan" refers tae Hainan Island (海南岛, Hǎinán Dǎo) an aw, the main island o the province. Hainan is locatit in the Sooth Cheenae Sea, separatit frae Guangdong's Leizhou Peninsulae tae the north bi the shallae an narrae Qiongzhou Strait.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Includes all territorial claims

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • D'Arcy Brown, Liam (2003). Green Dragon, Sombre Warrior: travels to China's extremes. London: John Murray. ISBN 0-7195-6038-1

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