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Qiongshan District ( Français: District De Qiongshan, Spanish: Qiongshan, Deutsch: Qiongshan, Русский: Qiongshan) - (The) city in People\`s Republic Of China, situated in Hainan region. According to the latest census, the city population is 87657. Geographical coordinates of Qiongshan District (WGS84): latitude: 20° 0' 21" N ( 20.0058 ), longitude: 110° 21' 15" E ( 110.3542 ).

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Qiongshan

琼山区

Kiungshan; Chiungshan
District
Qiongshan is located in Hainan
Qiongshan
Qiongshan
Location in Hainan
Coordinates: 20°00′12″N 110°21′14″E / 20.0032°N 110.3540°E / 20.0032; 110.3540
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hainan
Prefecture-level city Haikou
Area
 • Total 940 km (360 sq mi)
Population
 (2002)
 • Total 360,000
 • Density 380/km (990/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China standard time)
Qiongshan
Traditional Chinese 瓊山
Simplified Chinese 琼山
Postal Kiungshan
Literal meaning Jade Mountain
Former names
Qiongzhou
Traditional Chinese 瓊州
Simplified Chinese 琼州
Postal Kiungchow
Literal meaning Jade Prefecture

Qiongshan District, alternately romanized as Kiungshan, is one of 4 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Haikou, the capital of Hainan Province, South China.

History

As Qiongzhou, formerly romanized as Kiungchow, the district was formerly a separate city which served as the center of Chinese administration on Hainan Island when it formed a part of Guangdong Province.

Geography

Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve is located in the district and has an area of 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres). It includes six rivers, an irregular coastline, and a number of bays and tidewater gullies. The mangrove forest on the south coast provides a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Demographics

Mandarin is the official language of administration and education, but locals also speak Haikou dialect of Hainanese (a Min language), while other ethnic groups also speak the Qiongshan dialect of Lingao.

Education

Qiongzhou University is located in this district.

Notable residents

Hai Rui, Ming official and namesake of Hai Rui Park, was from Qiongshan. Chen Yuyi, chairman of the CPPCC Hainan Provincial Committee, was born in Qiongshan in 1936.

See also

  • Qiongzhou Strait

Notes

  1. ^ Other romanizations of Qiongzhou include Keung-chow Foo.
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