Accession Number : ADA310425

Title :   New Administrative Territorial Division: Hainan Province, China.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC FEDERAL RESEARCH DIV

Personal Author(s) : Wang, Ernestine H.

PDF Url : ADA310425

Report Date : 22 APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This study provides information on maps of Hainan Province, a new major administrative territorial division of China. Hainan Province was established on 13 April 1988, by a decision of the First Session of the Seventh National People's Congress of the Peoples Republic of China. This decision also designated Haikou Shi (city) as the seat of the Hainan Provincial People's Government and Hainan Province as a special economic zone. Hainan Province administers three cities: Haikou, Sanya (Ya Xian), and Tongshen; nine counties: Chengmai, Dan Xian, Ding'an, Lingao, Qionghai, Qiongshan, Tunchang, Wanning, and Wenchang; seven Lizu Miaozu autonomous counties: Baisha, Baoting, Changjiang, Dongfang, Ledong, Lingshui, and Qiongzhong; and three archipelagos: Nansha, Xisha, Zhongsha, and the waters surrounding them in the South China Sea. Hainan, known as Qiongzhou in ancient times, had been an administrative district under the jurisdiction of Cuangdong Province until the 1988 decision. Hainan is now China's 30th major administrative territorial division and its largest special economic zone. The province, with an area of 34,000 square kilometers, is located on the northern part of the South China Sea, on the Qiongzhou Straits, south of Guangdong Province.

Descriptors :   *PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, *GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, *CHINA, *DIVISION, ECONOMICS, WATER, MAPS, URBAN AREAS, SOUTH CHINA SEA, STRAITS, ARCHIPELAGOES.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE