Hainan Province, abbreviated as Qiong in Chinese, is located on the South China Sea, facing Guangdong Province across the Qiongzhou Strait. It covers an area of over 34,000 square kilometers, and has a population of 8.19 million. The capital city of Hainan Province is Haikou.
Hainan Province Geography: Mesas take up 2/3 parts of Hainan Island. Major mountains in Hainan Province are Mount Wuzhi Shan, and Mount Limu Ling. Major rivers are Nandu River, Changhua River and Wanquan River. Xisha Archipelago, Dongsha Archipelago and Nansha Archipelago lie around Hainan Island, of which Yongxing Island is the southern territory of China.
Hainan Province Climate: Hainan enjoys a tropical humid monsoon climate, characterized with frequent typhoons, storms and plenty of rainfall. With an annual rainfall of 1,500 ~ 2,000mm, the average annual temperature is between 22 ~ 27 ℃, and 16 ~ 21 ℃ in January and February and 25 ~ 29 ℃ in July and August.
Hainan Province Agriculture: Hainan is the largest production base of tropical crops and major crops are rice, sweat potato, sugar cane, peanut and tea. Hainan also raises large quantity of rubber, coconut, areca, pepper, coffee, cashew, coco, pineapple, logan and banana. Rich fishery products like, fish, shrimps, crabs, pearl and seaweeds are produced in the South China Sea.
Hainan Province Industry: Hainan is the largest economic zone in China. Sugar making is one of Hainan's pillar industries.
Tourist Resources of Hainan Province: Hainan has unique tripical and subtropical scenery with favorable climate and evergreet vegetation. Sanya Seashore, a well known winter resort worldwide, has fine white sands and clean sea water. Tianya Haijiao, meaning the end of the world and the corner of the sea, lies in the southwest seaside of Sanya city, is a must see in Hainan Province. Other attractions are Wugong Temple and Hairui's Cemetery in Haikou, Wenchang Tower in Wenchang and Tropical Arboretum in Danzhou.