Haifeng County

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Haifeng

海丰县

Hoifung
Haifeng is located in Guangdong
Haifeng
Haifeng
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 22°58′N 115°19′E / 22.967°N 115.317°E / 22.967; 115.317Coordinates: 22°58′N 115°19′E / 22.967°N 115.317°E / 22.967; 115.317
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityShanwei
Area
 • Total1,750 km2 (680 sq mi)
Elevation
9 m (31 ft)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Haifeng County (postal: Hoifung; simplified Chinese: 海丰县; traditional Chinese: 海豐縣; pinyin: Hǎifēng Xiàn; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Hái-hong-koān) is a county under the administration of Shanwei, southeastern Guangdong Province, Southern China.

History[edit]

Map including Haifeng (labeled as HAI-FENG (HOIFUNG) 海豐) (1954)

Hakka peasants from nearby villages of Chengxiang county (modern-day Meixian) immigrated to Haifeng, forming numerous Hakka rural settlements in the county.

Languages[edit]

Hoklo (Ho̍-lóh) and Hakka (Hak-kâ-fa) are used in the area.[citation needed]

Climate[edit]