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Sanya Qiongshan Wenchang Dongfang Qionghai
Governor: Wei Liucheng
Government office address: 59 Haifu Road, Haikou
Telephone: (898) 65342277, 65342162
Hainan Province lies at the southernmost tip of China, facing Guangdong Province in the north across the Qiongzhou Strait; the Democratic Republic of Vietnam in the west across the Beibu Gulf (Gulf of Tonkin), and Taiwan Province in the east across the South China Sea. To the south and southeast it is bounded in the South China Sea by the Philippines, Brunei and Malaysia. Encompassing Hainan Island, Xisha Archipelago, Zhongsha Archipelago and Nansha Archipelago as well as their dependent waters, Hainan Province covers a land area of 35,000 square kilometers and a sea area of approximately 2 million square kilometers. Hainan Island is China's second largest island after Taiwan, with an area of 33,900 square kilometers (not including its satellite islets). Zengmu Shoal of Nansha Archipelago is the southernmost part of Chinese territory.
By the end of 2002, every 100 people in Hainan owned 32 Telephones In that year the province had 1.37 million local telephone subscribers, 1.098 million mobile phone users, in addition to 1.1 million wireless pager customers.
A modern communication network has been set up in Hainan. Digital microwave communication has been realized in central, eastern, southern and northern Hainan. Program-controlled switching, digitalized long-distance transmission, mobile phone roaming, and automatic beep-paging have been achieved in all cities, counties and Economic Development Zones (OEZ) at the provincial level, whose residents can reach people in China?ˉs 1,900 cities and 230-odd countries and regions in the world through direct distance dialing (DDD).