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Hainan Province Map & Location

Hainan Province, called "Qiong" for short, is situated in the southernmost of China. Its administrative regions are Hainan Island, Xisha archipelago, Zhongsha archipelago and Nansha archipelago. Its neighboring countries are Philippines towards the east, Malaysia and Brunei towards the south, Indonesia (Natuna Islands) towards the southwest, and Vietnam towards the west. The surrounding sea area totals 2,000,000 square kilometers (772,000 square miles).

Hainan Map & Geography

Hainan Province is situated at the southern end of China between 3.58 and 20.10 degrees north, 108.37 and 117.50 degrees east, being in the tropical and subtropical zone. Administrative areas of Hainan include Hainandao Island, Nansha, Xisha, Zhongsha Archipelagos and their sea areas. It faces Leizhou Peninsula across Qiongzhou Channel to the north, Vietnam across the North Bay to the west, and Malaysia and Indonesia across the South China Sea to the south, and is closely joined by the South China Sea and islands. Hainan is China's second largest island, but the smallest province.

Hainan Area

It covers an area of 3.5 square kilometers

Hainan Climate & Weather

Hainan is an ideal place for you to be away from the cold winter. In January and February, the average temperature is 16 to 24 degrees Celsius, and 25 to 29 degrees Celsius is in July and August. The rainy seasons are from May to October.

Hainan population

Hainan has a total population of 6,150,800 and a population density of 181 people per square kilometre (1987 figures).

Hainan Ethnic Minority Groups

Hainan is a multinational region, and there the ethnic villages of Li and Miao are very typical. The hospitable villagers will treat you to traditional food as well as wonderful singing and dancing performances. So the Li and Miao Villages are well worth a visit in Hainan.

Hainan Natural Resources

Hainan is a tropical island and has a vast stretch of tropical primeval forests, mountain range, rivers and beaches. There are over 560 species of animals and 4200 types of plants on the island. It has great mineral reserves and is rich in oil and natural gas. Among the minerals of proved deposits, iron-ore and arenaceous quartz deposits rank the 1st in China, natural gas, zirconium, nitrogenous fertilizer rock and gems the 2nd, titanium the 3rd, and oil-shale the 4th. Tourism becomes a leading industry in Hainan.

What to see & Hainan Attractions

Sanya is famous for its tropical beach landscapes. Tianya Haijiao and Dadonghai are two well known beaches. Just imagine that you are lying on the soft beach under beautiful sunshine or that you are walking through the coconut plantation under the blue sky. How wonderful everything is! Historical heritages such as Hairui Tomb (Hairui (1514 - 1587) who was a compassionate and popular officer during the Ming Dynasty) and Wugong Temple (Fiver Officials' Temple) in Haikou are also worth a visit.

Hainan Specialty

The province is the main tropical crop production base of China and is abundant in rubber, cocoa, coconut, tropical fruits. The handicraft articles, such as coconut carving, etc, are all famous.