|Elevation||11 m (35 ft)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|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".
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. The railway since been converted to the standard gauge, and is a part of the Hainan Western Ring Railway.
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