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Full nameHaikou
Official name海口市
Native name海口
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
CPC Municipal Party SecretaryChen Ci (陈辞)
MayorJi Wenlin (冀文林)
Total Area863.5 sq mi (2237 km2)
Urban Area863.5 sq mi (2237 km2)
Metro Area880.1 sq mi (2280 km2)
Total Population2046189 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)2046189
Metro (pop.)2046189
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code570000
Area code898

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Hǎikǒu (), is the capital and most populous city of Hainan Province, in the People's Republic of China. It is situated on the northern coast of Hainan, by the mouth of the Nandu River. The northern part of the city is the district of Haidian Island, which is separated from the main part of Haikou by the Haidian River, a tributary of the Nandu.

Administratively, Haikou is a prefecture-level city, comprising four districts, and covering 2,280 square kilometres. There are 2,046,189 inhabitants in the built up area all living within the 4 urban distrcits of the city.

Haikou was originally a port city. Today, more than half of the island's total trade still goes through its ports. The city is home to Hainan University, which has its main campus on Haidian Island.

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