Location Haikous in Hainan, China
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|density||914.7 Ew. / km²|
|Telephone code||(+86) 898|
|Time zone||China Standard Time (CST)
|License Plate||琼 A|
Haikou - formerly also written Hoihow - ( Chinese 海口 市 , Pinyin Hǎikǒu shì ) is a district-free city in the north of the Hainan Province in the People's Republic of China and is also its capital and economic center. The administrative area of the city has an area of 2,305 km² and at the end of 2004 about 1.71 million inhabitants (resident population, of which with main residence: 1.43 million). The city is located on the largest island of Hainan Dao in the multi- island Hainan Province.
At the county level, Haikou is made up of four boroughs . These are:
|Map of Haikou wards|
|Haikou 海口 市||2280||1,564,000||2,046,189||897|
Ethnic breakdown of the population of Haikou (2000)
The 2000 census counted 830,192 residents in Haikou.
|Name of the people||Residents||proportion of|
Haikou has developed into a modern industrial city in recent years, attracting many people from other Chinese provinces. Old China can only be seen in the old town, the rest of the inner city area is dominated by high-rise buildings.
The city's history goes back to the Han Dynasty more than 2000 years ago. In the Tang Dynasty and the Song Dynasty , Haikou was the main link between Hainan and the mainland. In 1988 the city was declared the capital of Hainan. As a result, Haikou has developed from a small border town to a modern city.
Sports & Freetime
The Ironman China has been held here every year in March since 2008 - a triathlon competition over the long distance (3.86 km swimming, 180.2 km cycling and 42.195 km running). The World Open snooker tournament , a world ranking tournament, has been held here since 2012.
Average monthly temperatures and rainfall for Haikou
Haikou maintains the following twenty cities partnerships :
|Alhambra||California, United States||1994|
|Cancun||Quintana Roo, Mexico||2010|
|Cannes||Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France||1997|
|Darwin||Northern Territory, Australia||1990|
|DuPont||Washington, United States||2010|
|Ilha do Sal||Barlavento, Cape Verde||2009|
|Yalta||/ Autonomous Republic of Crimea||2004|
|Kuusamo||Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland||2006|
|Lakewood||Washington, United States||2006|
|Lombok Utara||Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia||2017|
|Maui||Hawaii, United States||2007|
|Oklahoma City||Oklahoma, United States||1992|
|Perth||Scotland, United Kingdom||1992|
|Saint-Nazaire||Pays de la Loire, France||1992|
|Seogwipo||Jeju, South Korea||1999|
- Cities - Foreign affairs office of Hainan province. Retrieved January 19, 2019 .
- Vladimir: Sister Cities