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Hainan Province

Hainan Province

location of Hainan province
Location of Hainan Province

Area:   34,000 square km
Population:   8.67 million (2010)
Capital City:   Haikou
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Geography of Hainan Province
Hainan Province has Hainan Island and Xisha, Zhongsha and Nansha Islands under its jurisdiction. Its land covers an area of over 34,000 square kilometers with population of 8.67 million people (2010) subdividing into the Han, the Li, the Miao, the Hui and other nationalities. Haikou is its provincial capital.

Hainan was administered as part of Guangdong Province until 1988. Since then it has been designated a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and has become a magnet for investment and has developed a large tourist infrastructure.

Climate of Hainan Province

It has a tropical monsoon climate with long time summer, high
temperature and abundant rainfall.
The tropical climate of Hainan results in very hot summers and frequent heavy rains, including typhoons. In the south of the island, the annual rainfall can be as much as 80 inches.  Temperature in Hainan does not change much all year round, but has sharp temperature difference between day and night. It has dry and windy spring, short and hot summer, humid and rainy autumn and dry and warm winter.

Hainan's average temperature is between 22.5 C and 25.6 C (72.5F and 78.08F). Annual sunshine hours are 1780-2600 hours. Average annual rainfall ranges from 1500-2500 mm. Its hottest months are July and August with average temperature between 25C and 29C (77F and 84.2F) and its coldest months are January and February with average temperature between 16C and 24C (60.8F and 75.2F). The best time visiting Hainan is from December to March. During that time, the weather in Hainan is mild and agreeable like late spring and early summer while other places in China are in cold winter.

Brief History of Hainan Province
Hainan Island has a long and complex history. The indigenous Li and Miao ethnic peoples each have distinct cultures and customs. Hainan was administered as part of Guangdong Province until 1988. Since then it has been designated a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and has become a magnet for investment and has developed a large tourist infrastructure.
Hainan Local Products
Being nation's tropical crop base, it abound in rubber, sisal hemp, coffee, coconut, pineapple, tea, cocoa, condiment and perfume. The reserves of titanium, crystal and precious stone run the first place in China. Coconut, tea and pepper are its famous local and special products.
Cities in Hainan Province
Places of Interests and Tourist Attractions: Hainan
Known as Chinas Hawaii, Hainan attracts visitors from China and beyond, especially to its southern beaches around Sanya. The major scenic spots include Wugong Temple and Hai Rui's Tomb in Haikou; The Remostest Corners of the earth Scenic Spot, Luhuitou Park and Wuzhi Mountain in Sanya.

Yalong Bay


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5 Autonomous Regions

2 Special Administrative Regions (SAR)

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