Haikou

Haikou

[hahy-koh]
noun Pinyin, Wade-Giles.
a city on N Hainan island, in SE China.
Also, Hoihow.
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haikou

city and capital of Hainan sheng (province), southern China. It is situated on the north coast of Hainan Island, facing the Leizhou Peninsula, across the Hainan (Qiongzhou) Strait (9.5 miles [15 km] wide). Haikou originally grew up as the port for Qiongshan, the ancient administrative capital of Hainan Island, which is situated some 3 miles (5 km) inland

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