Location of Nan'ao County in Shantou
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Geographically, the main part of the county is the island of Nan'ao, which lies 2 – 5 miles off the coast of Guangdong. The county also includes a few minor islands nearby, in particular the Nanpeng Archipelago (南澎列岛, Nanpeng Liedao), a chain of islets located some 30 kilometres (19 mi) to the southeast from the Nan'ao Island.
The county has a land area of 108 square kilometres (42 sq mi), and a population of 70,000.
Nan'ao island lies on the Tropic of Cancer.
Chinese Civil War events
Nan'ao Island remained under the control of the Nationalists for a few months after the Communists took control of the Chinese Mainland in 1949. It was captured by the People's Liberation Army during the Battle of Nan'ao Island in March 1950.
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