New Administrative Territorial Division: Hainan Province, China.
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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 Peoples Congress of the Peoples Republic of China. This decision also designated Haikou Shi city as the seat of the Hainan Provincial Peoples 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, Dingan, 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 Chinas 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.
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