Basuo

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Basuo
八所
Town
八所镇
Basuo is located in Hainan
Basuo
Basuo
Location of the town in Hainan
Coordinates: 19°06′N 108°39′E / 19.100°N 108.650°E / 19.100; 108.650Coordinates: 19°06′N 108°39′E / 19.100°N 108.650°E / 19.100; 108.650
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hainan
County-level city Dongfang
Elevation 11 m (35 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 572600
Area code(s) 0898
Basuo
Simplified Chinese 八所
Literal meaning Eight Place

Basuo is a town on the west coast of Hainan Province, China. It is the administrative center of the county-level city of Dongfang; in other words, Basuo is Dongfang's main urban area, and Basuo's location is usually shown on less-detailed maps by a circle labeled "Dongfang".

A fishing and commercial port, Basuo operates under the UN/LOCODE CNBAS.[1]

History[edit]

Basuo's port has been the outlet for the Shilu iron-ore mine since the early 1940s, when it was first connected to Shilu by a narrow-gauge railway.[2] The railway since been converted to the standard gauge, and is a part of the Hainan Western Ring Railway.

Basuo was one of the landing zones of communist forces during the Landing Operation on Hainan Island at the end of the Chinese Civil War in 1950.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Port of Basuo". Archived from the original on 24 December 2010. Retrieved January 24, 2011. 
  2. ^ Vogel, Ezra F. (1990), One Step Ahead in China: Guandong Under Reform, Harvard University Press, p. 277, ISBN 0674639111