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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||940 km2 (360 sq mi)|
|• Density||380/km2 (990/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China standard time)|
|Literal meaning||Jade Mountain|
|Literal meaning||Jade Prefecture|
As Qiongzhou, formerly romanized as Kiungchow,[a] the district was formerly a separate city which served as the center of Chinese administration on Hainan Island when it formed a part of Guangdong Province.
Dongzhai Port Nature Reserve is located in the district and has an area of 2,500 hectares (6,200 acres). It includes six rivers, an irregular coastline, and a number of bays and tidewater gullies. The mangrove forest on the south coast provides a habitat for birds and other wildlife.
Mandarin is the official language of administration and education, but locals also speak Haikou dialect of Hainanese (a Min language), while other ethnic groups also speak the Qiongshan dialect of Lingao.
- Other romanizations of Qiongzhou include Keung-chow Foo.
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