Qiongshan District

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Qiongshan
琼山区
District
Qiongshan is located in China
Qiongshan
Qiongshan
Location in China
Coordinates: 20°0′18″N 110°21′29″E / 20.00500°N 110.35806°E / 20.00500; 110.35806Coordinates: 20°0′18″N 110°21′29″E / 20.00500°N 110.35806°E / 20.00500; 110.35806
Country China
Province Hainan
Area
 • Total 360 sq mi (940 km2)
Population (2002)
 • Total 360,000
 • Density 990/sq mi (380/km2)
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Qiongshan District (formerly romanized as Kiungshan; simplified Chinese: 琼山区; traditional Chinese: 瓊山區; pinyin: Qióngshān Qū; also Wade-Giles: Ch'iungshan), formerly Qiongzhou (formerly romanzied as Kiungchow; simplified Chinese: 琼州; traditional Chinese: 瓊州; pinyin: Qióngzhōu), is one of the four county-level districts which make up the city of Haikou, the capital of Hainan province of the People's Republic of China.

The Qiongshan dialect of Lingao is spoken in Qiongshan.

Hai Rui, a Ming Dynasty official, after who Hai Rui Park is named, was from Qiongshan. Chen Yuyi, Chairman of CPPCC Hainan Provincial Committee, was born in Qiongshan in 1936.

Qiongzhou University is located in this district.

Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve is located in the district and has an area of 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres). It includes six rivers, and the coastline is very irregular and includes a number of bays and tidewater gullies. The Mangrove forest on the south coast provides a habitat for birds and other wildlife.[1]

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  1. ^ "Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. 

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